Saturday, February 24, 2018

‘We are the future of soca’*

Three junior monarchs crowned

THIRD PLACE: Catherine Chandler of the University of the Southern Caribbean sings “Lovel Like a Trini” during the Junior Soca Monarch competition yesterday at the Queen’s Park Savannah. —Photos: ISHMAEL SALANDY

Three junior monarchs were crowned yesterday at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain.

Duane Ta'Zyah O'Connor is the 2018 Junior Calypso Monarch, while Desle Julien and Sergio Camejo tied for first place in the Junior Soca Monarch competition.

O'Connor, the 15-year-old St Mary's College pupil and son of former National Calypso Monarch Duane O'Connor, sang “Man of Integrity”, to emerge on top of 15 other young calypsonians vying for the title. Julien and Camejo, both 18, have competed in their last junior competition. While Camejo has won the Junior Soca Monarch Competition on four occasions, this is Julien's first title. The close friends hugged each other and expressed joy after they won. They said they were not surprised by the results.


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