Fireman Hooper, Skinny Fabulous and Fya Empress all competed in the International Soca Monarch Semifinals last night, with Skinny and Fire competing in both the Groovy and Power categories. They all gave a good account for themselves on stage. However the only sure bet for us was Mr. fabulous as his performances left no room for doubt. We’re anxious to see what his Fantastic Friday performance is going to look like. Hopefully the judges share our sentiments.
We were pleasantly surprised to see Fire and Skinny putting up a united front for Vincy music. Long standing tensions and rivalries seem to have been put to the side in an effort to make a greater impact on the Trinidad carnival scene. It was wonderful to see the guys coming together. Earlier in the day Skinny posted a pic via Instragam with the two Monarchs in a display of respect and unity. They later showed support for each other onstage appearing in each other’s set flying the Vincy flag.
We hope the united front lasts and the dusts settles for good, because after last year’s Soca Monarch drama and the changing landscape in radio, the division won’t profit anyone.
Check out some pics from ISM Semis 2015 with our Vincy Monarchs onstage.