The annual Junior Monarch competition got underway last night with the preliminaries being held at the Queens Park Steel Shed.
It was the time for the 20 8-12 hopefuls to shine and try to secure their spot in the semifinals.
Advancing to the semis are: Dondria Forde, Emari Browne Star Browne, Asher Dynamo Murrell, Keonni Keke Boo Walker, Asha Sugar Apple Holder, Donesha Triple D Davis, Kiara Star Diamond King, Keiasha Sunshine Yearwood, Sarai Burrowes, Sonya Straughn, Seth Seth K Knight and Fiona Starburst Ifill. Reserve is Trazelle J’Tanya Alleyne.
They will be seeking to dethrone reigning champion Ranaan Hackett
The 13-18 semifinalists will be announced later tonight when the elders in the competition have their time in front the judges. (DB)