July 6, 2018
‘Short T’ takes Junior Soca Monarch title

Having a passion for singing, Teshikaa ‘Short T’ Andrews decided to enter the Junior Soca Monarch competition this year.

The rest is history.

“I love to sing from small, so I say at this age I should try, and it worked out,” Short T told SEARCHLIGHT at Carnival City, Victoria Park shortly after being crowned Junior Soca Monarch on Tuesday night.

She performed a song called ‘Cut Them Off’ and had the small crowd at the venue jumping from start to finish.

“I feel real good,” said the Redemption Sharpes resident, who is a first form student at the Bishop’s College Kingstown (BCK). She added that she will continue singing.

Short T, noticeably elated, said her father Garette “24” Andrews wrote the winning piece. She said she felt like crying but was holding it back because she didn’t want to do it in front her fans.

In second place was last year’s winner M’riah ‘Young Siah’ Robertson of the West St George Secondary School with a song called ‘This is Vincy Mas’. Third went to the Biabou Methodist School’s Kevisha ‘Princess Levy’ Richardson with ‘Carnival Is My Time’.

The other participants were Tyrique ‘D Fusion’ Thomas of the St Vincent Grammar School with ‘Good Life’, Tyrell ‘Lord Phantom’ Rodriguez of the Greiggs Government School with ‘Vincy Love to Party’, Danique ‘Sweet Dazell’ Edwards of the Greiggs Government School with ‘Sugar in the Soca’, Rashide Rocque of the St Vincent Grammar School with ‘Soca Anthem’ and Delisha ‘Soca D’ Bracken of the Sandy Bay Secondary School with ‘Vex’.