Machel Montano dominates Trinidad Soca Monarch 2012

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Machel Montano won the Digicel International Power Soca Monarch and the Play Whe Groovy Soca Monarch for 2012. The event which was held at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain on Fantastic Friday got underway about 9pm and ended about 4am. Thousands of of avid Soca lovers turned out at the venue to see the best artistes perform but in the end, Mache Montano, known as "Mr. Fete, was chosen by the judges and the people for the Power Soca and Groovy Soca titles. He secured the $2 million first prize after beating 11 other competitors in the Power Soca competition with "Pump Your Flag" and $500,000 in the Groovy Soca category.

Digicel International Power Soca Monarch

1st Machel Montano
2nd Neil Iwer George
3rd Destra Garcia
4th Prophet Benjamin
4th Blaxx (Tie)

Play Whe International Groovy Soca Monarch

1st Machel Montano
2nd Kerwin Du Bois
3rd Benjai
4th Nadia Batson
5th Kees Dieffenthaller