This after 43 contestants appeared at the Semi Final stage last Saturday at Rienzi Complex, Couva.
The 20 finalist were released by Southex Promotions today.
VEEKASH SAHADEO RAVI B
RIKKI JAI SALLY SAGRAM
RICK RAMOUTAR OMADATH MAHARAJ
HUNTER KI PERSAD
NISHARD MEHRU BLAXX
ANAND YANKERAN KENNETH SUPERSAD
ADESH SAMAROO RESHMA RAMLAL
HEMLATHA DINDIAL SNAKEY – HEAVEN CHARLES
NADIA MADOO CRAZY – EDWIN AYOUNG
OLATUNJI KAVITA MAHARAJ
Reigning Chutney Soca Monarch, Raymond Ramnarine, yesterday said he will not be defending his title.
Ramnarine said not receiving his full prize money for winning the Monarch last year was only one of the reasons for him not defending the crown.
Last year’s $1 million dollar first prize was sponsored by the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism.
However, Ramnarine only received $800,000 dollars.
Southex Promotions chief executive officer, George Singh said last month this year’s competition was in jeopardy as funding was not yet confirmed by the ministry. But days later, he announced, that the show will go on following discussions with the minister.
The Grand Final scheduled for Saturday 15th February at Skinner Park, San Fernando