Voice (Aaron St Louis) will go up against 11 contestants in the finals of the International Soca Monarch competition, which takes place on Fantastic Friday, 9 February 2018.
Funding constraints mean the prize money has been severely reduced this year, with a first prize of TT$300,000, second TT$150,000 and third TT$150,000. Last year, reigning Soca Monarch Voice received TT$1 million.
The competition will take place at the Queen’s Park Savannah, gates open at 8pm, showtime at 10pm (2am GMT).
Here are the finalists and their performance order:
- M1 (Sherwin Jeremiah) Ups And Downs
- Aaron Duncan Better Days
- Farmer Nappy (Darryl Henry) Wifey
- Turner (Trevor Turner) Champions
- Jadel (Jardine Legere) Round And Round
- Asten Isaac, Yankey Boy (Kevon Heath), Rikki Jai (Samraj Jaimungal) Blue Soap
- Rome (Jerome Precilla) D Key
- Orlando Octave Love You So
- Blaxx (Dexter Stewart) Hulk
- Ambi (Ambrosie Joseph) Sock it Already
- Voice (Aaron St. Louis) Year For love
- Marzville (Omar Mc Quilkin) Give It To You