Vincentian soca artists Dynamite & Sita Di Lyrical Diva are among two of five non nationals, competing in the semi finals of Barbados’ first ever International Bashment Soca Monarch competition.

Entries for the competition closed last Friday and the judges have chosen 24 songs as semi-finalists. The public can begin voting for their favourite to reach the finals from Wednesday, June 13.

Voting takes place in 18 islands across the Caribbean and the wider world wherever the Find Yello Mobile App is downloaded.

The Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch Competition takes place in Barbados on Friday, July 6, at Kensington Oval. With the total cash prize at $125 000, the winner takes all grand prize is $80 000.