Ravi B topped the Semi Final round of the 2017 Pick 2 Chutney Soca Monarch with his cross-over hit ‘Budget’, a statement by the organisers says.
He was followed closely by the other 2017 crossover hit – ‘Ramsingh Sharma’ by Omadath Maharaj, with just two points separating the two top artistes.
Some 33 artistes performed on Saturday 28th January at the LIV Nightlife in what was an essential scale back of the semi-final round.
Smaller budgets in 2017 have forced producers to find innovative ways to produce this important annual event.
The semi-final was one of the most keenly contested in many years, and now nine artistes will move forward to compete against the defending champion, Ki Persad, on Saturday 11th February at Skinner Park, San Fernando.
The ‘World’s Ultimate Chutney Challenge’ will also be featured at the Grand Final with 10 top artistes competing with some of the biggest hits in the history of chutney music.
The top 9 artistes for the Chutney Soca Monarch are as follows –
1. MICHAEL RAMROOP aka SHOWTIME
2. RAVI B
3. RICK RAMOUTAR
4. RIKKI JAI
5. NISHARD MAYRHOO
6. OMADATH MAHARAJ
7. ROOPLAL G
8. LALCHAN BABWAH – HUNTER
9. SHIVAN R & SLAMMER CUTTER
The 10 artistes and songs selected and invited to the World's Ultimate Chutney Challenge are:
1. RING BANG – OMADATH MAHARAJ
2. MR BISSESSAR – DRUPATEE
3. MOR TOR – RIKKI JAI
4. LALANA KOOSIE – SAM BOODRAM
5. GUYANA BABOO – TERRY GAJRAJ
6. MATICOOR NIGHT – RASIKA DINDIAL
7. MOUSIE – RAKESH YANKERAN
8. PAYALIA – DEVANAND GATTOO
9. CHUTNEY BACCHANAL – CHRIS GARCIA
10. RAJIN – ADESH SAMAROO
FOR MORE TOP STORIES: http://www.cnc3.co.tt