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‘JJ’ crowned FLOW Soca Monarch

- wants show to be included in official festival lineup
Jevaughn J. 'JJ' Parsons with his huge FLOW cheque and trophy after being crowned Flow Soca Monarch at the Festival Grounds in Road Town in the wee hours of Sunday July 24, 2016. Photo: VINO
JJ in full flow! Photo: VINO
JJ in full flow! Photo: VINO
B'More with his large trophy after taking second at the 2016 Soca Monarch BVI, Caribbean Edition. Photo: VINO
B'More with his large trophy after taking second at the 2016 Soca Monarch BVI, Caribbean Edition. Photo: VINO
Teejay belting out his tunes. The local Soca artiste placed third at the 2016 Soca Monarch BVI, Caribbean Edition. Photo: VINO
Teejay belting out his tunes. The local Soca artiste placed third at the 2016 Soca Monarch BVI, Caribbean Edition. Photo: VINO
King Verse of St Maarten was named Best Performer. Photo: VINO
King Verse of St Maarten was named Best Performer. Photo: VINO
Anguilla's Soca Queen, Lioness. Photo: VINO
Anguilla's Soca Queen, Lioness. Photo: VINO
Mr Mention of St Kitts & Nevis. Photo: VINO
Mr Mention of St Kitts & Nevis. Photo: VINO
Mad Skull of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Photo: VINO
Mad Skull of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Photo: VINO
Sekon Sta of Trinidad and Tobago. Photo: VINO
Sekon Sta of Trinidad and Tobago. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands’ Jevaughn J. “JJ” Parsons was crowned the Flow Soca Monarch at the Festival Grounds in Road Town in the wee hours of Sunday July 24, 2016.

JJ won with a total of 449 points while second place went to B’More who had 447 points while third was Teejay with 342.

Best Performance went to King Verse of St Maarten.

The Soca King’s first decree!

While describing the win as his biggest achievement so far, the newly crowned Soca King, JJ, is advocating for the highly attended, regional competition to be given greater prominence within the official festivities.

The event saw 15 competitors from Anguilla, Trinidad, Grenada, St Vincent, St Kitts, St Maarten, USVI, and the Virgin Islands (VI), and was held two days before the official opening of the 2016 festivities.

Moments after being named the 2016 Soca Monarch, ‘JJ’ said there is no reason that competitors should be competing in an event of such importance outside of the official schedule of activities for the festival.

"[The] Soca monarch competition should not be outside of the festival, we haven't had a grand opening yet on this stage, and there is no reason why we should be here. Next year, I don't want to be here on the Saturday outside of the festival,” he said.

‘JJ’ remarked that the powers that be should look into the matter as, in all other countries; the Soca Monarch is one of the biggest shows of the festival season. When asked if he feels that his advocacy will change anything, he said he is not sure if it will, but he is hoping something will be done eventually.

Major milestone for ‘JJ’

‘JJ’ has been a singer for the past 15 years and this is his third year taking part in the competition. He says it was a major milestone for him.

“For the last couple of days I was overwhelmed, today I prayed, and I prayed and I kept praying because I was coming here [and] a lot of things were not how I wanted it to be…this is my greatest achievement.”

In addition to taking the title by two points over B’More, Parsons got the winning trophy and $10,000. According to him, he aims to reinvest his prize into the art form and take his musical talent to the four corners of the earth.

Other competitors were from: Anguilla- Soca Monarch, Lioness, Trinidad- Sekon Sta, St Kitts and Nevis- Blade and Mr Mention, Grenada- Loose Cannon, St Vincent and the Grenadines-Mad Skull, USVI- Kelly Jr, from Antigua/VI Drastic and from the VI -Hashim, Teejay, Shiloh and Pascal.

The competition, FLOW Soca Monarch BVI, Caribbean edition, was held under the theme 'BVI Meets Insomnia.'

To top off the night, Mr Cyril Joseph Thomas had more reasons to dance as he won a brand new car with his purchase of a ticket to the event.

10 Responses to “‘JJ’ crowned FLOW Soca Monarch”

  • songz (24/07/2016, 14:46) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    where can I find the songs that the competitors song? how can you have a competition without putting the songs on YouTube at least. how about a sound cloud page. btw, the competition was a pure cheat. sorry, it wont happen again. sorry boss. but good try. if you're going to bring people here, please be fair.
  • cat (24/07/2016, 14:54) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Big up me bouy
    • Hmmm Wow. Wow. OMG. (24/07/2016, 16:33) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
      Even B4 the show U could see the promoters and organizers them like up JJ. He didn't deserve it. The show was very good and of a high standard.. Hope this bad decision ain kill it.. His mike was sqeeking, echoing, something it just wasn't cleat.
  • High way Robbery. (24/07/2016, 16:24) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
    This is what mash up things around here. There were atlease 4 people that sounded better than JJ. I was there. It seems like JJ mike either didn't set good or he was screaming in it. I could hardly understand his words.. BMore was much Better, Organization and Clarity, the fat red skin guy from Trinidad he didn't had a great song but his organization and clarity was better than JJ. Come. This is hard to believe... Shiloh was good but he go over his time so was out.. Now the thing start getting life they kill it.
  • Suggestions (24/07/2016, 16:39) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    How about this going forward for all shows. When printing Tickets print the contestants name on a piece that the audience will get. Then the audience will take the contestant they think perform best and put that in available box. Then at the end of the show u count and u can say who more fans vote for. These 4, 5 Judges ain working out. Put it the hands of the people who pay to decide
  • Xxx (24/07/2016, 19:05) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    dem cheat Bmoe should have win
  • Something need to Change. (25/07/2016, 01:49) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    I was expecting a better turn out. U know I'm always defending Ghadiz when people try to say bad things about him. I like him as a person and as a DJ. The things/Joke he say on the Radio station discust me at times. They are low and immature and the radio is not the place for them. I can tell at times they disgust Taz also and a whole lot of fans get turn off. Show time promotion needs another voice in order for the brand to bare fruits...It was a great show. Raga was a plus.
  • i from here (25/07/2016, 09:46) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    You all know JJ father is a big one in FLow ?


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