PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Promoters of Montage N.V. on Tuesday announced that registration for the Power & Groovy Soca Rumble for Carnival 2016 is now open. The Soca Rumble was one of the most popular shows of Carnival 2015, receiving rave reviews and various accolades. The popular sentiment was that the show should develop into a Carnival mainstay.
Registration is open until November 30 when all relevant information and documents should be submitted to Montage. After that, the next step is the submission of all songs which must be done by January 25, 2016. This is followed by the selection and announcements of the finalists for the Power and Groovy competitions (10 songs/competitors in each segment) on 15th of February, 2015. The show is slated to be held on Friday, April 15 in the Carnival Village.
There are some changes to the format of the event for next year. Contestants are allowed to submit more than one song, in both categories. However, this does not guarantee that the participant will perform in both categories. There will only be 10 performances in each category, alongside the defending monarch kings. Additionally, for band renditions/submissions, the lead singer will have to sing the song with the backup band provided by Montage. There will be no band change over’s.
The eventual Power Monarch King and Groovy Monarch King each will receive a cash prize of US $10,000 while the First runner up from each segment will receive a cash price of US $3,500. As was done for Carnival 2015, a full campaign with the local radio stations will be launched to promote the submitted music.
Interested singers/bands can contact Montage by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Facebook: “Soca Rumble”. Persons can also call (721) 520 6938.