In prior interviews, the 2015 winners of the contest, X- Man (Power) and Speedy (Groovy) were very confident and had promised to win the crowns for a second time. However, Delly’s electrifying performances were too much for them and both had to settle for the 1st runner spots.
Delly Ranks received the most points in groovy segment for his song ‘Whoops’. He went up against Woodis, popular Kittitian soca singer Shakki Star Fire, Shanna, Speedy (2015 winner), X-man, former Culturama calypso king Hollywood and Kjah.
When it was time for the Power segment, which most people call the ‘jumpy’ segment, the patrons were mostly on their feet, waving their hands and swinging their hips to the tunes. Though they were cheering for all of the contenders Delly Ranks appeared to be their favourite of the night. He sang his song ‘Sweet’ to win the title.
The other artistes were Daddy Tustee, X-Man (2015 winner), Jeezy Sparta Lax, Adowah, Heuj and Eazi.
The finals results were:
GROOVY SOCA MONARCH CHAMPION – Delly Ranks (257 points)
1st runner up – Speedy (240 points)
2nd runner up – Hollywood (227 points)
POWER SOCA MONARCH WINNER – Delly Ranks (246 points)
1st runner up – X Man (234 points)
2nd runner up – Daddy Tustee (219 points)