KI Persad topped the Chutney Soca category of the Semi Final round of the 2016 ‘Pick 2’ Chutney Soca Monarch, according to a statement by the organisers.
He was followed closely by Nishard Mayrhoo and Ravi B.
The statement says that the competition was very closely fought, and the performances at the semi final stage, were by far the best in the 21-year history of the competition.
It added that the women dominated the Traditional category, while the male artistes dominated the Chutney Soca category of the competition. Shiva Lakhan, however, topped the Traditional category.
20 artistes will now move to the Grand Final scheduled for Saturday 23rd January, at Skinner Park, San Fernando.
There will be two categories at the Grand Final – Traditional and Chutney Soca as in 2015.
The Grand Finalists are as follows –
Chutney Soca Monarch: