Ras Kelly, making an impressive comeback this year

Former two-time calypso monarch of Dominica, Gregory “Karessah” Riviere, will be the first one to perform this evening at the semi final of the 2013 calypso competition at the Newtown Savannah.

The show starts at 8:30pm.

Karessah will be doing his rendition “Gentle Rest”. Lady Star comes in at number 2 with “Bail”, first-timer Electra with “A woman’s worth” at 3, Ghetto Prince is next at 4, with “Stock Farm Blues” and at 5, is QTS 2012 winner, Rachael Jno Baptiste, another first-timer, with “The Disappearing Voice.”

Black Diamond, who faltered at the semi final last year, will have another chance to redeem himself with his song “Asking”. Hunter with “Another Youngster” is at seven followed by Checker “When I Die” at 8.

Also seeking to gain entry into the final nine are Deros at 9 with “Ba Yo Babalen”, Scrunter with “D-fay Follow” at 10, Soul Puss “Not a Dictator” 11, Ras Kelly “Papa is you” 12, and Daddy Chess with “Madness” at 13.

Leading the rear end of the competitionthe will be Explosion at number 14 with “Unite”, Webb at 15 with ‘Legacy”, Bobb at 16 with “Find a Way”, Jamma B “Feel de Squeeze”at 17, Sye doing “My Legacy” at 18, Beno “on de same boat” at 19 and Shadow flow at number 20 with “Rum and De party.”

The chosen nine from the 20 semi-finalists will go on to face the reigning Calypso Monarch Dice, in the grand calypso final on February 9, 2013.