The second semi-final of the 2012 Piton Soca Starz took place this past Friday June 15, 2012 as part of the annual Piton Party in the Yard, CSA car park, Sans Souci. There 12 performers competed for a place at the finals. They are Merle, Roxy, Krystal, Soca Bandit, D’Sean, Lime Juice, Soca Phycho, Subance, Flex, Ed & Chad, Shona and Jaw Bone.
The after work event from 5pm features music by popular DJ’s, Piton Giveaways and specials, guest artistes and the main event, the competition itself.
The first semi-final round of the 2012 Piton Soca Starz on Friday, June 8 at the WLBL car park in Vieux Fort, had to contend with intermittent showers, but the large crowd which turned out, stayed till the very end time of 2 am.
Seven of the 11 semi-finalist chosen to perform on that day showed up, and they all did their best not just to please the judges, but to keep the crowd entertained as well.
The show got off to a rousing start with a performance by a former Soca Monarch, Kakal, who did some of his contributions for 2012. It was then straight into the competition with a newcomer to the event CJ giving it his all with a popular Ricky T number. He was followed by Waldo a second time Piton Soca Starz competitor who also stuck it to the crowd with his power Soca performances as well as J Budz who is also competing for the second year in a row. Budz instantly ignited the crowd and was able to connect during both rounds of competition. General Bakes and Blink Productions out of Micoud had a large posse in tow during their performance and Small Fries, also out of Micoud was also very well supported when she did her two groovy numbers.
In between the competition, the crowd was entertained by Sergia the 2011 Piton Soca Starz winner as well as LT. The event was brought to a close by Mongstar and Ambi followed by a set of popular selections from DJ Cleus, which ended the event on a high.
For more information contact: Rohan Lovence, Piton Brand Manager