Saturday 19 January, 2019

37 Chutney Soca Monarch Semi-Finalists chosen

2018 Chutney Soca Monarch champions Neval Chatelal (left), Nirshad Mayrhoo (right)

2018 Chutney Soca Monarch champions Neval Chatelal (left), Nirshad Mayrhoo (right)

The 2019 Chutney Soca Monarch Competition has moved one step closer to choosing its winners as 37 individuals have been selected for the semi-finals, to vie for the coveted title.

This is the 24th edition of the event.

A statement issued by Southex Event, promoter of the event, noted that the semifinal round will take place on January 26 at The Rig, Gulf View, La Romaine.

The show will begin promptly at 8 pm and Rishi Gayadeen and the GT Band will play for all artistes.

According to the release, 100 artistes made submissions to be considered by a screening committee which saw 37 songs selected. 

Nirshard Mayrhoo and Neval Chatelal are expected to defend their title on February 16 at Skinner Park, San Fernando.

Of the 37 semifinalists, nine will join the reigning champions on the final night.

The semi-finalist names are as follows:

1. KAVITA RAMKISSOON
2. RUSSEL MOHAMMED
3. KENNETH SALICK
4. KERRON TYRON WILLIAMS
5. KENNETH SUPERSAD
6. SURENDRA RAMOUTAR
7. KEIRON LAL
8. ANIL PITIE & TREVOR GORE
9. VEEJAI RAMKISSOON & JEROME PRECILLA
10. VEDESH SOOKOO
11. NISHA RAMSOOK
12. ANIL ROCK
13. NEESHAN PRABHOO
14. RAVI BABOORAM
15. KRISHNA RAMDASS
16. NIGEL GOBIN
17. IMRAN BEHARRY
18. RANJEEV RAMDEEN
19. AMIT SAGRAM
20. KESS RAMROOP
21. NESAR HOSEIN
22. ANDY SINGH
23. JESH RAMNANAN & NISHA BAKSH LUTCHMEDIAL 24. AVINASH SOOKRAJ
25. HEMLATHA DINDIAL
26. RIZAAN ALI
27. SHIVA LAKHAN
28. TRISHMA MAHARAJ
29. JASON PERU
30. AMIT SOOKNANAN & AMIT DOOKRAM
31. NIRMAL ADESH SAMAROO
32. LALCHAN BABWAH
33. KI PERSAD
34. VEEKASH SAHADEO
35. SAMRAJ JAIMUNGAL
36. OMADATH MAHARAJ
37. RICARDO MELVILLE

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