Junior Monarch semi-finalists announced

Twenty-six hopefuls have punch their tickets for the semi-finals of this year’s Junior Monarch Competition.

The Nation Cultural Foundation this morning released the names, 13 of whom will each compete in the calypso and soca categories.

This year, the NCF will stage two Junior Monarch tents on Sunday, June 15 and Sunday, June 22 at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed.

The semi-finals will be held on Sunday, July 7 and the finals on Saturday, July 20, both at the National Botanical Gardens.

The semifinalists:


Given Name                  Sobriquet                      Song

Alyssa Cumberbatch      Queen A                         A Prayer for the Youth

Charity Murrell              Charity                           Waste

Deyonte Brathwaite       Yonte                              School Days

Eden Murrell                  Potent                            HOPE

Haylei Wise                    Hailstorm                       Beautiful Nation

Kadarius Allen               King K                            Boys Don’t Cry              

Kenaz Walker                 Bit Bit                            Show Them What Is Calypso

Khalijah Kellman           Khaleesi                         Girl Unseen

Rashonna Browne         Shonna B                       Green

Relissa Mitcham             N’Kyla                            Runaway

Rimiya Wilson                Majestic Miya                 We Need You

Sabiah Gaskin               Sabiah                           Real Heroes

Trinity Clarke                 Trinity                            No Joke


Josiah Gibson                Jo-Jo                              Giving Thanks


Given Name                  Sobriquet                      Song

Israel Savoury                John Boss                      Heart Beat

Jade Roach                    Leilani                            Home

Jayden Inniss                Jayden Inniss                Welcome Home

Jazarie Belgrave             Zarie B                           What’s Wrong With You?

Joshua Blackman          Joshua B                       Taking It Down

Joshua Oxley                 Josh Ox                         Pandemonium

Kari-Anne Holford-Sam  Kari                                Sweet Pan

Kyle Bishop                    Twin Boy                        Obey

Kymani Devonish           Mr Showman                Ready

Ranesha Stewart            Ranesha                         Road Call

Rojani Shurland-Agard  Rojani                            Company

Sephon Sealy                 Lil Stathis                      Bring It

Talisia Mottley                Talisia                            Put Down The Gun


Taquan Jackson-Jones  Taquan                           Exercise

The results were tabulated by the competition’s auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers.

For more information, semi-finalists are asked to contact Music Officer Kevin Moore at 417-6629 or via email at kevin-moore@ncf.bb. (PR/SAT)

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