Two local artistes will be representing Antigua and Barbuda in the International Soca Monarch competition.
Both Ricardo Drue and Tanzania “Tizzy” Sebastian have secured final positions in the competition along with 18 others artistes from across the region. The announcement was made last Friday on the competition’s Facebook page that both local artistes had advanced from the semi-finals to the finals.
Making an appeal to the public to continue to show their support on social media was Ricardo Drue who is also one of Antigua’s music ambassadors.
He said that the hope and the expectation is just to continue to perform on the big stage and make his name, not only for him, but for the rest of the country. This is the first time that Tizzy has made it to the finals however Ricardo Drue received the second runner-up position in 2015.
The International Soca Monarch (ISM), now in its twenty-fifth year is scheduled for Friday February 24th in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and will see twenty-two contenders vying for the coveted title for 2017.