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First-timer Ramon G wins the 2019 Soca Monarch competition

Newcomer Ramon G is the BVI’s new Soca Monarch for the 2019 emancipation festivities.

He collected a total of 226 points — one point more than the defending champion, JJ, to walk away with the grand prize of $6,500 and the winning trophy.

Fifth to perform during Saturday night’s competition, Ramon G executed his song ‘Rampage’ to perfection with a full complement of dancers and stage pyrotechnics.

Ramon G’s well-put-together display earned him the Best Stage Performance award as well as Best Arrangement.

Ramon G, who only recently commenced his career as a vocal artiste after nearly 20 years as a drummer and producer, told BVI News the victory was significant because it was a tribute to his late father.

“It’s overwhelming … putting on this hat and coming out here and executing like this here. It was my mission, it was my goal and it feels really good to accomplish this especially taking the crown from a very talented man [JJ, who placed second],” the new-crowned champion said.

He also made it clear he will be aiming to defend title his title next year. He said he also plans to enter the Calypso competition and claim that crown.

Meanwhile, first runner-up JJ won the Best Lyrics award and collected a $2,000 cash prize for his song entitled ‘All of that’.

The second runner-up spot went to Diffy for his song ‘Sip Sip’. He won $1,500.

The other competitors on the night included Mr Blues, Pascal, Jim Bob, Teejay and Chap Chap.

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  1. ONE THING FOR SURE says:

    chappy boy had the most popular and sensible song for the 65th

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  2. wow says:

    Them thief both JJ and sistah joyce by one point. School chayren say dem gee joyce the 1st place prize money to keep her quiet

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  3. Blu says:

    The prize money so little bit tho. I am in shock.

  4. Judge says:

    I honestly believe JJ should have won this. I don’t know what went wrong but it seems off to me.

    People like Dante and TeeJay disappointed me. JimBob should have placed over the rooster dude with that Sip Sip song.

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