By Demion McTair. Posted 4:30 a.m., Sunday, July 5, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4). Updated 1:24 a.m., Monday, July 6, 2020.
Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – Artistes Tyrique “D’fusion” Thomas and Kevon”Sick-O”Shallow secured the top spots in St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ first Virtual Soca and Ragga Soca Monarch competitions held on Saturday night (July 4).
The historic online event, up to press time, was viewed by over 26,000 persons.
In the ragga soca category, artiste D’Fusion, walked away with EC$5,000 cash, after performing his way to the top against seven (7) other finalists. His song was “Lockdown”.
In second position in the ragga soca category was Chewalee, with his song – “Plenty”, while in third position was Javid Rouse, featuring Magikal with his song “Road stamp”.
In the soca category, Sick-O performed his way ahead of seven (7) other listed artistes to capture the winning spot. His song was “Jam – No Cut”.
He won $5,000 cash.
In second position in the soca competition was Chowminister with his song – “Sugar Daddy”, while Tan Dre took the third position with his song – “Virus”.
Well-known artiste Royal competed in the soca category.
The competitions were organized by STV Online, Ignite, and Envy, with Steve Wallace, Candace Sealey, and Lester Iroha being the engineers of the historic online event.
The St. Vincent Brewery Limited and Digicel, were the main sponsors of the event. Other corporate entities also provided support and prizes.
The first ever Virtual Calypso Monarch is slated to happen today, July 5.
Saturday’s ragga and soca monarch competitions took place on the same date the national ragga and soca monarch competitions organized by the Carnival Development Corporation (CDC), were slated to happen this year.
The events, along with the entire hosting of Vincy Mas 2020 were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.