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Voice captures hat trick of International Soca Monarch titles

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PORT OF SPAIN – Aaron St. Louis, the Voice, scored his third consecutive victory as Trinidad and Tobago artistes swept the International Soca Monarch competition here on Friday night.

The competition, which forms part of the Carnival celebrations that ends here on Tuesday with the street jump up, attracted contestants from several other Caribbean islands including St Lucia.

St. Louis, who is also a finalist in Sunday’s Calypso Monarch competition, won with TT$300 000 first prize with his tune Year of Love in which he warns those involved in murders that “fire go burn you”.

Dexter Stewart, Blaxx, received TT$200 000 after placing second with his tune Hulk, while Orlando Octave left the Queen’s Park Savannah venue with a TT$150 000 cheque for placing third with his tune Love You So.

The celebrations continue on Saturday night with the Panorma finals with defending champions Massy Trinidad All Stars facing nine other bands including five former winners.

The Calypso Monarch competition will take place on Sunday with the defending champion, Dr Hollis Liverpool Chalkdust coming up against 15 other singers. (CMC)

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