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INTERNATIONAL SOCA & GROOVY MONARCH 2014
The International Soca Monarch competition is an annual dual-contest
event, the finals of which are held on every Carnival Friday (aka Fantastic Friday) in Trinidad and Tobago. Contestants in the event may vie for two separate crowns or titles, the
International Soca Monarch
(aka the Power Soca Monarch) for uptempo songs, and
International Groovy Soca Monarch
for slower-paced songs. Recently an additional award has been added, called the
, which involves text message voting by Digicel subscribers. Subscribers can vote multiple times for their favorite artist during the competition and the artist who receives the most votes is given an additional cash prize. The International Soca Monarch competition has become the mecca of soca artists in Trinidad where the event has been hosted since its inception; and the region, as many artists who have competed on its stage have moved on to successful careers. Dubbed the "Super Bowl of soca music" it is a highly anticipated and well-attended event that has been graced with such internationally acclaimed recording artists.
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