Aretha retains new song Soca version
Local Vibes
May 12, 2006

Aretha retains new song Soca version

Aretha Shallow, the 2005 new Song Title winner, made it two in a row last Saturday with a song called: “It’s Carnival.” Aretha kept out a slate of six contenders.

Three of those made their second appearance that night having advanced to finals of the calypso version of the competition. Sick, with his soca song “Want to see” may have entertained visions of a double having been crowned Calypso champion. His hopes were dashed with Aretha’s announcement.{{more}}

Reigning calypso monarch Glenroy “Sulle” Caesar with “Jiggy Soca” had the crowd attached, and Groovy D, with “Not going tonight,” added to the competition.

Lyndon George, a lawyer by profession, is carving out a career in the musical circles with regular recordings.

His number “Soca Anthem” was well received.

The combination of Rohan “Mint” Martin and Chaka Hazelwood did the rendition “My Love,” and kept the audience in a different grove.

Aubrey “Shack-I” Dember with “Dah bom bom,” was the other finalist.

Culture Minister Rene Baptiste crowned both calypso and soca winners. The competitions formed part of the opening of Vincy Mas. This year’s slogan is “Super Mas, Super Jamz, Super Mix, Vincy Mas 2006.”