WHILE IT MIGHT NOT be a Bajan invasion, the numbers are telling quite a tale.
Come February 5, seven Barbadian soca artistes will grace the International Soca Monarch semi-finals stage in Trinidad.
The list of 66 names was revealed late last tonight with some of the more popular performers from 2016 making the cut.
They are Peter Ram (Good Morning), Marvay (Know The Face), Biggie Irie (Money Well Spent), Marzville (Bang Bim) and King Bubba (Calling In Sick).
It seems the winners of soca competitions in the respective islands has been reintroduced as Lil Rick (above) with I’za Bajan and Edwin Yearwood (Home Sweet Home) were included on list under title Island Winners.
King Bubba (left), who spoke to Nation Online, said he was glad to be in the semis as 2016 was a good year for him.
“Right now I am sick with a nasty bug but, on February 5 I will not be calling in sick. I will be on stage giving my best to make it to the finals. I will be in Guadeloupe the day before performing so hope all goes well for me to be in Trinidad.” (NS)