The moves of Mudda Sally were not enough to sway the judges in the Party Monarch 2018 competition. Mikey snatched the crown from defending monarch Lil Rick with his song My Kind Ah Party. The new Party Monarch scored 82 points with his energetic, jump up routine that was backed by a sea of dancers dressed in red. The performance sent the crowd of socaholics that had gathered at the Bushy Park, St Philip venue wild; it was a spectacle of radiant colours and excitement! Stiffy and his Lies placed second with 76 points, Lil Rick, third with 74 points and Mistah Dale holding Bold and Brave in fourth position with 66 points. The event also saw the youngsters out in full force. Former Parkinson Memorial student Ashawnya performed her song entitled Mess and newcomer
Chrissy D, Rum & Bass. If anything, this year’s
MQI The One Soca Royale Competition is a clear indication that our culture and music are in good hands.
The Brave and Bold Mistah Dale powered into fourth place. Lil Rick and his Mudda Sallys commanding the stage. Sections of the large crowd sweet on soca. Ashawnya performing Mess. King Bubba and his dancers pulling out all the stops.
Newcomer to the Party Monarch arena Stiffy took the second spot. Newly crowned Party Monarch Michael “Mikey” Mercer receiving his trophy from Minister of Culture John King, MQI Marketing Manager Margaret Hoyte.