Katelin Sultan has made history by becoming the youngest artist to ever make a final in one of the headline Trinidad Carnival competitions. Machel Montano has previously had that honour since the ‘90s, when he was in the Calypso Monarch final at the tender age of 11.
Katelin, who was chaperoned by her parents, performed with an elaborate presentation that earned her the spot in the final; let’s see if this young star’s trajectory can follow in that of her predecessor.
The 29 performers who made up the Legends & Icons Chutney Soca semi-finalists thrilled the crowd in Debe, South Trinidad, as they competed for the grand finale spots.
The finalists are:
- Kendall Jaggernauth
- Nari Raghubir
- Kenneth Supersad
- Jairam Dindial
- Ricardo Melville
- Avinash Sookraj/Nigel Gobin
- Katelin Sultan
- Shazzie Ramsumair
- Rick Ramoutar
- Ramrajie Prabhoo
- Edward Ramdass
- GI Beharry (Defending champion)
The 2023 Chutney Soca Monarch is sponsored by the National Carnival Commission, National Lotteries Control Board, TSTT, Sangeet 106FM, TTT, Visit Trinidad, Angostura White Oak, Tropikist Beach Hotel & Resort, Fire 101.7, Blue Waters, Stamina Energy, Paria Suites Hotel & Conference Centre, and the Government of Trinidad & Tobago.
The grand finale, previously scheduled for 4 February, has been moved to Fantastic Friday 17 February, when the 2023 Chutney Soca Monarch and the 2023 Queen of Chutney Soca will be crowned at Skinner Park in San Fernando.
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