The 30 CSM Chutney Soca Monarch 2023 Semi Finalists are:
- RICARDO MELVILLE – DADDY CHINEE
- NARINDRA RAGHUBIR
- RIZAAN ALI & DARRION NARINE – RIZ AND THEATRICS
- KENDAL JAGGERNAUTH
- STEPHON RAMBERAN
- KERRON TYRON WILLIAMS – WACKERMAN
- KEITH BISHOP – KEIPALO
- SHIVA LAKHAN
- RICK RAMOUTAR
- JOANNE GIBSON – QUEEN VOICE
- CAMILLE ALANA RANJITSINGH – RANJI BABY
- NEESHAD SULTAN
- KATELIN SULTAN
- MARIO JITMAN
- KENNETH SUPERSAD
- DEVANAND GATTOO
- RAMRAJIE PRABHOO
- EDWARD RAMDASS
- VISHNU RAMBERAN – VEE RAM
- RICKY KHANDOO
- O’NEIL BHAJMAN
- KENNETH SALICK
- PRINCE NAVIN PRABHOO
- NIGEL GOBIN
- JAIRAM DINDIAL
- SHAZEENA RAMSUMAIR – SHAZZIE
- NEVAL CHATELAL
- NIHCHAL SEEPERSAD & DARRION NARINE – TRINIDAD TRUTH & THEATRICS
- AVINASH SOOKRAJ
Close to 80 persons registered new songs for the competition, which is the largest number in more than 6 years. More than 10% of the registration has been from artistes coming from USA and Canada.
The screening process of the songs submitted was completed on Saturday 14th January. 30 Artistes have been selected for the Semi Final round which is scheduled for Friday 27th January at Screamers at South Haven, Debe.
From the Semi Final round, only 10 songs will be selected for the Grand Final which is scheduled for Saturday 4th February at Skinner Park, San Fernando.
Our 2023 event will feature the top entertainers from the Caribbean in a special feature ‘Legends and Icons’ where 6 special artistes from the Caribbean region will be honoured. The segment will also feature performances from some of the icons of the Indo- Caribbean music industry.
The competition will also crown our 2023 Chutney Soca Monarch and also the 2023 Queen of Chutney Soca.
The 2023 Chutney Soca Monarch is sponsored by the National Carnival Commission, National Lotteries Control Board, TSTT, Sangeet 106FM, TTT, Angostura, Fire 101.7, Blue Waters, Stamina Energy, Paria Suites Hotel & Conference Centre, and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & The Arts.