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Pond Island – The Groove presents the list of 12 contestants who will be battling for St. Maarten’s Soca crown, in carnival’s highlight event “The Groove” on April 28th, 2022. The 12 contestants for the new Soca showdown are: Majesty Baker Jr.; Empress Zee; Niqo SMW; Claire Fontaine; Acha; MAGICX; Dakey; Big Daddy G; Ma’at King; RudyNumba4; Fafa and Entry Pelican.

In what is being billed as a showpiece event to herald the return to the Festival Village following a two year hiatus, show promoter Bertaux Fleming a.k.a “Mr. Rude” of Xtratight Entertainment, is already predicting a sell-out show.

“We are releasing the names of the contestants so that music lovers, carnival lovers, soca lovers and fans of Xtratight Entertainment can start listening out for these artistes as they start putting out their songs on radio and social media,” says Mr. Rude.

He said the list of contestants consists of seasoned performers as well as some emerging artists who are new to the St. Maarten audience.

“I have listened to samples of all the performers and I can guarantee our audience will have great value when it comes to their entertainment on the night of “The Groove”,” continued the well-known events promoter.

Xtratight Entertainment says “Early Bird” ticket sales for the event will be launched shortly in collaboration with show sponsor, TelEm Group.

“As we pick up the pace, we advise music fans to keep an eye out on the social media pages of Xtratight and TelEm Group so that they know what is going on and when they can be amongt the first to grab their tickets for “The Groove”.

TelEm Group CEO, Mr. Kendall Dupersoy,  is happy to see that some excitement is already being generated about the company-sponsored event and  the return of St. Maarten musical talent to the Festival Village stage on April, 28th.

“One thing for sure is that based on past collaborations with “Mr. Rude” and Xtratight Entertainment, what he promises is what he delivers. The line-up and diversity of performers announced this week is a great start to the show hype,” said Mr. Dupersoy.


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