Here are the finalists for the 2016 International Soca Monarch Finals to be held on Fantastic Friday - Friday, February 5, 2016.
1. AARON ST.LOUIS - VOICE
2 . ADRIAN HACKSHAW - THIRD BASS
3. AKEEM CHANCE - PREEDY
4. AKIL BORNEO - 5 STAR AKIL
5. DAMIAN ETIENNE - HYPASOUNDS
6. DARRYL HENRY - FARMER NAPPY
7. DEVON MARTIN - LYRIKAL
8. DEXTER STEWART - BLAXX
9. JASON PHILLIP, PRINCE ANDREWS, SHAQUILLE JONES, KEVIN CUDJOE - CLOUD 5
10. NESTA BOXILL - SEKON STA
11. PATRICE ROBERTS
12. RICARDO BARRITEAU - RICARDO DRUE
13. RONNY BOYCE - PTERNSKY
14. SAMRAJ JAIMUNGAL - RIKKI JAI
15. SHURWAYNE WINCHESTER
16. STEPHENSON MARSHALL - SHAL MARSHALL
17. TEDDYSON JOHN
18. OLATUNJI YEARWOOD - OLATUNJI (DEFENDING MONARCH)
There are two spots left to be filled in the finals! This will be done via the Wildcard. The Wildcards are selected from the order of merit list from the Semi-Finals held on January 17th, 2016. They are therefore the next four artistes with the highest points. These Wildcards will compete via public voting to gain a spot at the Finals on Fantastic Friday. This competition is sponsored by NLCB.
The Wildcard artistes are as follows:
1. KERNAL ROBERTS - KERNAL ROBERTS
2. PETER WIGGINS - PETER RAM
3. SHERWIN JEREMIAH - M1 aka MENNACE
4. TERRIN CALLENDER - JAIGA
THE CARIB BREAK OUT ARTISTES OF THE YEAR
The winning prize of the Carib Breakout Artiste of the year is sponsored by Honda City and SLAM 100.5 FM. The winner would receive one hundred thousand dollars cash compliments Honda City. Two artistes were selected based on their scores from fan votes which ended at midnight on Sunday 17th January, 2016. These artistes would have an opportunity to perform on Fantastic Friday. A fresh round of voting would begin right after this announcement for these two selected artistes and will end on Fantastic Friday February 5th, 2016 at 6:oo p.m.
The two qualifying artistes are JADEL and SALTY.