Screams of excitement permeated through the Wildey Gymnasium early Sunday morning when Shontae Tae Alleyne-Clarke and Yahandje Daniel were crowned Queens of the Scotiabank Junior Monarch competition in the soca and calypso categories respectively.
A massive crowd turned out to watch the 16 competitors vie for the crown, with Alleyne-Clarke stealing the show with Party Nice Again. She won $2,500, a laptop and a trophy.The 14-year-old student of the Combermere School pulled out all the stops in her performance with first runner up being Trinity Clarke with Vybzz. She won $2,000 in addition to other prizes.
Second runner up was Lil Stathis who won $1,500 with his song Ghost Rider.
Third runner up was Malika Leeka Goodridge who took home $1,000 with her song Release.
In the Calypso category Yahandje topped all competitors with It Wasn’t Easy. She was one to watch from the start of competition and proved her rightful place as Monarch for 2022. She won $2,500, a computer suite and a trophy. First runner up in the Calypso category was Dondria [email protected] Forde. She took home $2,000.
Second runner up was Kadarius King K Allen who took home $1500
Third Runner Up was Kenaz Mighty Bit Bit Walker. He took home $1,000 for an astoundingly amazing performance.
Whispers throughout the crowds were constant about the high level of talent competing last night. The competition was held for the first time in the last two years because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (MR)