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July 4, 2014
Mighty Spice is new Junior Soca Monarch

With her tune “Skinny Gal Jam,” Neisha “Mighty Spice” Richards (See Front Page) was able to cop the 2014 Junior Soca Monarch title on Tuesday and dethrone last year’s winner, Kristiana “Singing Kristy” Christopher.{{more}}

Unlike most of her other competitors, the West St George Secondary School student took to the stage without props and back- up dancers, and had a simple, yet strongly delivered performance that earned her the title.

In an interview with members of the media, the only word that Richards could use to describe how she felt about her win was “fantastic”.

Using very brief statements, the 14-year-old revealed that it was her first time competing, but that she had enjoyed singing since she was very young.

Although Christopher’s song, “SVG will rise again” was not enough to help her retain the top position, she was able to take second place in the competition.

Giovonne “Super D” Collins of the St Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua boldly freestyled in his performance that he would be taking the top spot away from Christopher, who won the 2013 competition. However, his song, “Ah drink ah the wine,” managed to land him in third place.

Other participants in the Junior Soca Monarch competition included Jasper “Loco” Alexander of the Thomas Saunders Secondary School with his song “Granny,” Arriel “Singing Aree” Delpesche of the Greiggs Primary School with “Them too easy,” Delanzo “Lanzo” Lavia of the Sandy Bay Secondary School with “Slow down,” Roshard “Mighty Kel” Tittle of the North Union Secondary School with “Sex Education” and Iran “Soca Rasta” Pompey from the Sandy Bay Secondary School with “Breadfruit.” (BK)