By Demion McTair. Updated 6:23 p.m., Monday, June 22, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
– Artistes in St. Vincent and the Grenadines have until Wednesday, 24th June at 6pm to submit songs in the country’s first Virtual Soca Monarch.
The new June 24 deadline is an extension of the June 22 deadline.
In a press release, the promoters say “despite receiving a high number of entries, there are still a number of artistes who have indicated that their songs are still in production”.
“With this in mind, the decision was made to extend the submission deadline”, the promoters say.
According to Candice Sealey, one of the producers of the event, the listening party (the auditions) which would be broadcast LIVE on STV Online, will still take place this Wednesday at 8pm at Envy Night Club.
The virtual competition which is being produced by Steve Wallace (STV Online), Candice Sealey (Ignite!) and Lester Iroha (Envy NightClub/4th Dimension productions), will see the incorporation of a VIP Zoom experience which includes drinks from Hairoun as well as Digicel goodies.
“In line with the many innovations of this initiative, persons can pay for their VIP experience through the digital payment solution, Payswif; furthermore, the public also has the opportunity to donate to the event as well as to the artistes through a dedicated web page on the Payswif app (www.payswif.vc/soca) and anyone who donates one hundred dollars or more to the event through the app will receive a complimentary VIP Zoom ticket”, promoters say.
The finals of the competition will take place on the 4th and 5th July 2020.