Kurt Allen dethroned defending monarch Chalkdust on Dimanche Gras and became Trinidad & Tobago’s 2010 National Calypso Monarch. With his sharp-tongued political commentary “Dey too bright” he convinced the audience as well as
Next friday one of the most important competitions in Soca music will take place at Queen’s Oval Park in Port of Spain, Trinidad – the International Soca Monarch 2010.
Here are the finalists for both categories, groovy and power:
Fayann Lyons- Start Wining (defending champion)
Lil Bits- Careful
Zoelah- More Water (St. Vincent)
Nnika Francis- Survivor (Grenada)
Miss TC- Hot Sun & Riddim (Barbados)
Farmer Nappy & Kerwin Dubois- Pavment
Shurwayne Whinchester- Murdah
Patrice Roberts- Wuk It
KMC- Nah Bad-Talk Man
Ainsley King – Bawl Out
Fayann Lyons- True Lies (defending champion)
Tallpree- Wicked Jab (Grenada)
Farmer Nappy- I Pay For This
JW & Blaze- Palance
Shall Marshall & Screws- Police
Tian Winter- Soca Rebals (Antigua)
Iwer George- Party Hard
Super Jigga TC – Template
Skinny Fabolous – Beast Leggo (St. Vincent)
Mr. Killa – Swing It Way (Grenada)
Daddy Chess – Ready Or Not (Dominica)
KMC F.Ronnie McIntosh-While – You Can
Please find a list with the results of the semi-finals for this year’s National Panorama competition on panonthenet.com. A great shock for many might be that the legendary steel band Exodus didn’t make it to the finals that will be held on February 13th, 2010 at the Queen’s Park Savannah. This is especially extraordinary since Pan Trinbago has just changed the rules for the Panorama and increased the number of finalists.
“As a result there will be ten (10) finalists in each of the three categories ie Small, Medium and Large Conventional Bands.
â€œOver the years,â€ said Richard Forteau, Secretary, â€œthere have been requests to increase the number of finalists. We are pleased to note that we have taken the call to the authorities who have agreed to the increase, both in numbers and prizes.â€
Responding to concerns of pan lovers about the length of the show, the official revealed it (Saturdayâ€™s finals) will be a tighter show, xenical side effects starting at 6:00 pm.” (Source: Pan Trinbago).
This song will be performed by several groups, e.g. Renegades and Silver Stars: