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The Groove King 2022

Pond Island – TelEm Group and popular events promoter Xtratight Entertainment, will be repeating last year’s hugely successful “The Groove” Soca event as one of the highlights of Carnival 2023, in April.

Soca music fans were informed of the repeating event in an official joint announcement by St. Maarten’s premier telecommunications provider at top show promoter, “Mr. Rude” a.k.a. Mr. Bertaux Fleming this week. Both will again be targeting St. Maarten’s Soca artists, pitting them against each other in another epic Soca battle. While both are no stranger to big-time Carnival performances, last year was a first for The Groove as they teamed up to host this high-energy musical event. “Because we had such a good showing, and because people were so impressed with the quality of the performances, we really had no choice but to host “The Groove” again in 2023, said “Mr. Rude’”

By announcing the event is on, both TelEm Group and Xtratight Entertainment are also throwing open an invitation for all artists who want to participate in this year’s event to register their names. Registration begins right away for the show, which will take place April 19th, 2023, on the Festival Village stage. All interested singers/performers can register by visiting The registration deadline is February 27th, 2023.

This year’s event winner will dance off stage with a grand prize of US$10,000 and production of a professional music video, however, to claim these prizes, participants will have to do battle against reigning “The Groove” Monarch, King Magicx, the inaugural winner, in 2022.

The organizers say all guidelines for the event will be sent to interested parties via email and following their registrations. Mr. Rude is once again looking forward to the high-energy that Soca artists can bring to Carnival, as they did last year.

“There singers are serious about what they do. Their songs received wonderful airplay last year, people were behind their favorite artists 100% and they delivered a quality show. This year we are looking forward to all of that and more, so tell your favorite Soca artist to register today,” Mr. Rude urged.


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