Thirty-two artistes have qualified for the semi-final round of the upcoming Chutney Soca Monarch carded for Carnival Saturday 26th February. Read the full press release by Southex below:
More than 60 artistes submitted entries for the upcoming Chutney Soca Monarch carded for Carnival Saturday 26th February 2022.
Southex received 8 foreign entries, two from Guyana, two from Canada and four from the USA. Thirty-two artistes have qualified for the semi-final round which will be recorded on Thursday 27th January. The semi-final round will be recorded at a sterile location with no audience present, however, judges will view the performances. 32 video clips of these performances will then be released through social media – YouTube, TikTok, Facebook and Instagram and through our ‘official’ TV provider, TTT. Part of the criteria will include # of views across the platforms, plus there will be a text voting element through our telecommunications provider, TSTT.
Our goal is to reach more than 1M viewers during the two-week process of the semi-final.
The 32 artistes are as follows:
Canada – Ganesh Boodoo – DollyBoy
USA – Ranjeev Ramdeen, Prince JP and Damian Sookram
Trinidad & Tobago
Vishnu Ramkaran, Sajivan Gayadeen, Kendel Jaggernauth, Kenneth Salick, Nisha Ramsook, Denesh Sookaran, Sangeeta Harrypersad, Shazeena Ramsumir, Russel M, Ricardo Melville, Visham Balkissoon, Rohanie Ramdass, Kumar Sieunarine, Navin Prabhoo, Vishan Mohammed, Ricky Khandoo, Mario Jitman, Veejai Ramkissoon, Ramrajie Prabhoo, Neeshan Prabhoo, Saleem Beharry, Raquel John, Michael Salloum, Jairam Dindial, Shiva Lakhan, Raju Lalo, Robin Jagdip, Avinash Sookraj.
There were no qualifications from Guyana.
Only 12 will move on to the Grand Final.