Southex ceo George Singh has announced the 34 semifinalists for the Chutney Soca Monarch Competition to be held on Saturday January 13.
The show will be held at the LIV Nightlife, Gulf View, La Romaine. The show will begin at 10p.m, and Rishi Gayadeen and the TTEC Gayatones will back up all semi final artistes.
George made the disclosure at a media launch held at the NLCB's corporate box at the Queens Park Oval Port of Spain on Monday.
Approximately 100 artistes made submissions to be considered by a screening committee, and of these, 34 songs were selected and will now go on to compete at the semi final stage.
Omardath Maharaj and Ravi B are expected to defend their title on Saturday 27 thJanuary at the Grand Final.
Of the 34 semi final contestants, only 8 will be selected to join the reigning champions for the Grand Final night.
And Nermal “Massive” Gosein is among those who made it. The following is the full list:
NISHARD M/NEVAL CHATELAL
SHIVAN RAGOONATH/SLAMMER CUTTER
VEEKAH SAHADEO/RAVI BABOORAM