UPDATE: Leona walks out of Stardom Calypso Queen Show

Leona performing at the Quarter Finals
Leona performing at the 2014 Quarter Finals

The many persons who patronized the Stardom Tent Queen Show on Wednesday night were left deeply dissatisfied when 2014 calypso sensation Leona, walked out of the Sisserou Hotel venue without performing.

Master of ceremonies, Alex Bruno, announced to the crowd that Leona, who is a member of the Showdown Mas Camp Tent, decided not to perform at the Stardom event after her request to be accompanied by her own musicians was turned down by the Tent’s organizers.

However, Showdown Mas Camp Executive member, Daryl Bobb, told Dominica News Online that it was only he, as guitarist and keyboard player, Cowen Hazel, who sought to accompany Leona because “she didn’t feel comfortable with the Stardom band.”

He said he had spoken to three members of Stardom Tent who gave the assurance that they would be allowed to play.

Bobb said one of the main organizers of the Tent objected to that arrangement just before Leona went on stage and as a result, they decided not to participate.

But one of theorganizers of the Stardom Tent, Norman Letang, told DNO on Thursday morning that no permission was given to have Leona’s musicians accompany her.

He explained that Bobb called at around 7:30 pm on the night of the show to say that two of Leona’s musicians were coming to accompany her.

Letang said Bobb was told this was not possible “for obvious reasons.”

“I mean you haven’t practiced to play … players cannot just fit into a band and making bad matters worse they have a unique beat and to come in Swinging Stars, you are going to change the beat,” he stated.

He noted that the Swinging Stars practiced with Leona and accompanied her during the quarter finals and will her accompany at the semi finals and he didn’t understand what the problem was.

“I mean you are not just going to take a chance and let people come in on stage in a competition… your reputation is at stake,” Letang noted. “Anything that would happen, they would say is Swinging Stars that mess up Leona.”

Letang pointed out that the matter came to head when one of the artistes was performing and Bobb and another man walked across the stage with their instruments and started setting up. “I mean this is so disrespectful, how can some body be performing and you walking on stage? In another country police would put them out,” he said.

He noted that people in the tent saw what happened and they supported the Stardom’s management’s decision of preventing the two from setting up and accompanying Leona.

Letang said in his opinion, the entire episode was planned beforehand. “My firm opinion is they had never planned to let Leona sing, everything was planned before hand,” he said.

He remarked that the Showdown Mas Camp tent is not doing so well “so they tried to mess up the competition in the hope of getting people.”

Meanwhile Leona has apologized to fans for her non-performance at the event noting that she is not going to be disrespected by Stardom’s management.

“I would like to apologize to my fans for not performing at the Stardom Calypso Queen Show,” she said in a message on Thursday. “I am not going to be disrespected and underminded by Stardom Tent and their management team. I was promised that two members from my band could accompany me alongside Swinging Stars .I was dressed and ready to perform when I was informed that my two band members, my keyboardist and guitarist, were not allowed to accompany me along with Swinging Stars.”

The calypsonian said the intention of having her two musicians accompany her was not to replace Swinging Stars band members but “I wanted it for my comfort.”

“I am sure most people who saw me entering the venue could see that I was accompanied by only two musicians,” Leona said. “I apologize to my fans again but I am satisfied with my decision for standing my ground and will not be disrespected.”

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205 Comments

  1. Mrs Mindful
    February 16, 2014

    stupes…..what sense does it make argue on something like that….it happened already….no one can change it…..its just sit back and watch what happens….no one knows what will happen so chill

  2. Anonymous
    February 15, 2014

    Stupes.. Leona you just reach and you behaving like that?? You need to chill

  3. February 15, 2014

    leona waz de best woman to sing calypso dis year…. so dont worry wat dey say………….. i no u deserve de crown

  4. anonymous
    February 14, 2014

    Leona your actions made no sense. Swinging stars made you and put you through semis and you cutting vary. Wonder if you will bring your band everywhere you go. U too fresh… Stupes

  5. be wiser
    February 14, 2014

    The good lord help us the day PAT takes over the calypso association

    • Anonymous
      February 14, 2014

      The four individuals who were on the vehicle number PS808 wednesday afternoon planned this charade in an attempt to discredit Stardom tent, however it backfired on them. Stand strong STARDOM.

  6. i just come
    February 14, 2014

    way papa politics in everything

  7. Bouble B
    February 14, 2014

    Leona think of it the price is $20,000.00 for the monarch hope you know Bob would like that money all the talk was you are a favorite for the crown you will be one less fret for him after he has destroyed you.

  8. ##D.A.##.
    February 14, 2014

    What a country? Every thing is upside down everything is inside out, and if a didn’t know better I would think We are living in an Animal kingdom. RO, RO, After DRAMA, After Drama. IT hurts to read all that drama from outside of Dominica. Can we all get along???????????????????

  9. KALINAGO
    February 14, 2014

    leona you beinga child influenced by demons . today u big, tommorow u not.. dont diss starz for these trivial nonsenses

  10. carnival child
    February 14, 2014

    I am weeping and wailing what have happen to my love, Calypso.YOW YOW YOW see what they doing,they just comming,with all their HATRED,and now they want to KILL my LOVE.”CALYPSO”
    PICKY;YOU are the CALYPSONIAN with the most RELEVANT CALYPSO this season. “RUMORS” and I will borrow your cry.
    RELAX RELAX my PEOPLE,STOP using all the LOVE you have to HATE,that is DISTROYING the STATE.
    TOO much CONTROVERSY in this SEASON,it is fsat becomming a SILLY SEASON.

  11. Good times
    February 14, 2014

    The funny thing is that, the general public barely understands anything about this technical music zafeh, nor is it interested if the brass or the bass or the guitar or the keyboard sound good or is tuned properly… Are these people serious?

    Explains why Woksop, Mighty DBS and Sour-sour will take home the road march money and sponsorships.

  12. the Russian
    February 14, 2014

    From today I need to register a Paparazzi Agency in Dominica. We need photos to accompany this showdown :lol:

  13. Jetter
    February 14, 2014

    Well this tent has just lost me as a fan. I will not go back to mass camp. Now I see why no business want to sponsor their camp.

  14. Ironic
    February 14, 2014

    I was very disappointed in Bob and his advice to this poor girl. Don’t you think that $750 is a lot of money especially when you do not have any? For a camp who don’t like to pay it’s calypsonians. Ironic, very ironic.

  15. February 14, 2014

    Being in bands all my life, and being a singer…. And considering I was not at the show I can only state this. A band is not just a bunch of people jammin. A band is a brotherhood a family if u will. You don’t just take on new members to the family and expect things to just happen like magic. Unless there is the warming up (rehearsal in this case). It may not have been in the singer’s best interest to have this done. Also band members have attachment issues to their craft. They do not like ‘strangers’ stepping in They r comfortable with their band brothers and they know them their mistakes their strengths etc. they don’t know the walk in’s. And that makes them uncomfortable. But lastly it was very disrespectful to try and set up while the band is performing no matter what. If anything it should be done as discreetly as possible during a break. GET THINGS IN WRITING. If u are seeking permission to make a change, get everyone involved to sign off on the change. Good luck!

  16. Observant
    February 14, 2014

    Lots of times, Matt is blamed for stirring up roro but this time around I supported him 100% for encouraging Leona to perform for various reasons.
    Matt went as far as soliciting DR. Ricketts assistance to help Leona because Annie was complaining that Leona was unemployed and it was costing her money to come to practise… blah blah… One could sense that Annie was not in favour of Leona performing.
    Bob complained about prize money being $750 and that was an insult,, but my point is, if you are unemployed and you get $750 as prize money wouldnt that go a long way in assisting your cause?
    Leona herself had a cocky attitude on Q95 and believe me had it been Carlisle and Bob on that radio they would have had a physical fight,it was appalling.. Kudos to Matt for keeping his cool…
    Bob,Pat, MasCamp more majee……
    From the inception of the this year’s camp it was already to political… so persons coming to freeup on calypso had to deal with a calypso politics and Skerrit and Linton politics.
    99% of Mascamp songs are anti-government.. well if Skerrit wrong, allyou doing wrong, wrong,wrong and destroying the art form while Leona is just one of the pawns in thier dirty game to ensure Dice gets less competitio.Poor child.
    That is why I will not pay $70 to go to the park.. too much roro, there might be trouble with persons being so hotheaded and arrogant..

  17. poe-ki-toe
    February 14, 2014

    stupes,Leona girlI disappointed in you. All that is uncalled for. Since when Swinging Stars not good enough for you? So how they play good enough to get you to semi finals? Stupes…a joke dat man? You just lost me as a fan…..

  18. Doc. Love
    February 13, 2014

    Letang run things from his rocking chair at his home. Letang was not present at Showdown the night of the daybar. The news was related to him and he reacted to what he was told. Don’t blame Bobb, Leona or Mas Camp.

  19. momot
    February 13, 2014

    bob will be to busy in semi finals looking out for himself to look out or even play for Leona.Girl listen to me . I know u haven’t got much powers because u are using someone elses song.next is when comes to paying you after d carnival.I know you will cry.

  20. February 13, 2014

    Dominicans ,behave yourselves .Stop this bashing of people ! Leona is young ,but no fool, she has her rights too. All the Stars had to do was compromise all in the interest of calypso and the fans. I am just fed up of all this monopoly in Dominica .

    • lalala
      February 14, 2014

      Ha ha ha, it’s about doing things ‘properly’ for once in this country.

      In their interviews both Bobb and Leona said that they spoke to ‘members’ of the stardom/band, but never was the word ‘management’ or ‘Mr. Letang’ used. One would think that the ‘monopolist’ band members thus had no problem, but of course, the request was not directed correctly. Again, a matter of doing things ‘properly’.
      Bobb (professional background in business management, planning etc) of all people, one would think, would have known better.

    • true
      February 15, 2014

      monopoly? joke you making man, big head small minded woman/calysonian, her lost. As Big Bull Said “you not bigger that the art form”

  21. Anonymous
    February 13, 2014

    Honestly, this was total BS. This young lady is being played for a fool. Swinging stars played for her previously before and will play at the semi’s and the finals but to me..she should just completely drop out. She has made a lil fame go to her head and it was not worth it. Dice again!!!

  22. SHELLOCH HOLMES
    February 13, 2014

    Dominican People.Some body did a deal get cid on it

  23. aumancia
    February 13, 2014

    I wish you all the best, Leona and I do hope you have a strong second song. We will wait and see.

  24. SHELLOCH HOLMES
    February 13, 2014

    RE: MODERNISING AS MUCH AS YOU Want but that could cause Labour to loose the election

  25. hmmm
    February 13, 2014

    So you mean to tell me a lil q talent she will that go to her head already??? Well my girl best you go and make your children cuz calypso not for you- you just hang yourself right dere! Everybody join me as I say boooooooooo

  26. Domnichen
    February 13, 2014

    I am very disappointed in Leona — Her decision was not the right one !!!! I agree totally with Stardom Tent management not to allow the two band members to play — Norman — I agree with you

    • Rainbow
      February 14, 2014

      But its her decision. All u to modie. Leave Leona alone.

  27. Don
    February 13, 2014

    Leona, in the calypso arena you are just a kid. It seems your candle has burnt out long before your legend ever did!

  28. Doc. Love
    February 13, 2014

    When word went out that Leona would not be participating in the calypso queen competition, numerous calypso fans called Q95 in anger to voice their dissatisfaction. Annie Aaron, one of the leaders of Mas Camp was heavily criticized. It was said that she was depriving the young lady of earning a living because she said Leona would not be available due to other commitments. I could not believe Norman Letang was reporting to DNO, “the Mas Camp Tent is not doing so well, so they tried to mess up the competition in the hope of getting people.” That is not Letang’s first bout with Mas Camp. Calypso fans must not forget Dice also had problems with him and Swinin Stars. On the opening night of Showdown Tent, can you remember what colour Tee Shirts all members of Swingin Stars and Showdown Calypsonians were wearing. We must also ask, who owns Harlem Plaza, who is one of the bosses and main writers of Mas Camp. I rest my case. It is election time baby.

    • Toure
      February 14, 2014

      Bro this is deeper than what appears on the surface.But D/cans with fowl brain are a pretentious people.

    • Really
      February 14, 2014

      They had the red t-shirts because of the sponsor. Digicel’s color is red so stop that nonesense.

  29. warma
    February 13, 2014

    My two cents:: Leona, I love your song, I think you have tremendous talent, and I think you can go a long way, but I think you’ve bet on the wrong horse. You’ve got to look at the big picture – this messy issue can only portray you in a bad light. Stardom & Swinging Stars will survive it, because there’s backing behind it; you, on the other hand, do not, and you are subject to the good will of many. Now, that’s not to suggest that you abandon your principles, whatever they may be, but what it does call for is an analysis on your part of what is small matter and what is big, what is worth staking an intractable position on and what is not – essentially, you need to choose your battles well. You don’t have much room to play with and you can’t afford to step on toes that could potentially propel you forward, and Swinging Stars can. As an up-and-coming singer, you will potentially get a chance to tour with other calypsonians, especially in North America. Swinging Stars has been the go-to band for most of these calypso shows – what happens if a promoter wants to include you but the band decides to veto playing with you? You think the promoters going to hire an additional band just for you? I doubt it. You will be left out in the cold. That is not what I’d like see happen. Please, look at the big picture, smoothe things over with these people, and move on. For your career sake.

  30. Skerrit_Bashing_Crew
    February 13, 2014

    Leona send Picky to deal with dem fellas

  31. Natural Mystic
    February 13, 2014

    I love calypso and I support all the tents , but what happen last night was absolutely disgusting !!! A blind mice could see that Lenoa did not want to perform , they kept going back and fourth the last few days as to whether or not she would be performing .

    I mean really you not comfortable with swinging stars , yet you made it this far in the competition . You and Bob made me so sick with the reasoning you guys gave to the media .. No unity between the tents … Mascamp behave like they’re on a political campaign . Bob deserves just as many boos as Leona , I have heard him contradict himself too many times this season , example when renegade announce their tent he said he wish them well , few days later he performed at Mascamp and throw words in song at the renegade tent .. Seriously !! Then he sings about being a true Dominican calypsoian , what a contradiction !!!!
    Shame on Leona an Bob with that disgusting stunt they pulled last night ,

    I hope the clash of the tents is cancelled , cause if they could not compromise last night , next week will be IMPOSSIBLE .

  32. February 13, 2014

    See nonsense! Awa wi pal, lame excuse leona! You should have just go with the flow and play with swinging stars,not to say is first time swinging stars performing with other artist.

  33. ohoh
    February 13, 2014

    First it was Sandy now it is Leona. Maybe the women should have their own thing.

  34. Alex Bruno
    February 13, 2014

    DNO, you should know better. You owe it to the people whose names are published in such manner as mine is in this story, to seek the other side. Doing so would only complement your story.

    I hope the objective of this story was met. I continue to be the person that I know I am, and my works will resolve me from your negative press.

    Peace

    ADMIN: Alex, we only said you made the announcement that Leona was not performing. We did not mention or say you were part of the decision process in the matter. As a matter of fact, we don’t even know if you are involved in any decision making at Stardom.

    Based on us saying you made the announcement, what other side would there be? You wanted us to call you to confirm whether you made the announcement or not?

    We don’t see what negative press you are talking about. Part of your job as MC at such events is to make different announcements, which you did.

    • I just come
      February 13, 2014

      u mean absolve you? just wondering

      • dont care
        February 14, 2014

        Yes, absolve. Thanks.

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    • Shameless
      February 13, 2014

      Ok Alex…..STOP being sooooo “sensitive’ for your own good. First you wanna attack Carlisle and now DNO..LOL. Really, what did you wan DNO to do? Relax Bro we know who you are so quit being a pain in the bahhind :mrgreen: . Just remember that Change Must and Will Come soon

      Assertive, NOT Agressive :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

      • Riders
        February 13, 2014

        And the same thing Alex bashed Carlisle for, sating that Carlisle does not know what is in his head; is the same thing he did to Leaona, like he lives in Leona’s head. Double standard. Hypocrite.

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    • Anonymous
      February 13, 2014

      Alex you are so HYPOCRITE

    • Look thing
      February 13, 2014

      Alex B. First of all putting to strangers on a stage a talking about passport was very unprofessional. DA Standards on doing things needs to elevate. First your approach to issues needs some up bring. People a watching from around the globe. And one more thing next time please cover the mike because the way you spoke to your co-host last night was no to pretty.And Please lets get rid of that big old crown.Lets make it smaller. Your friend.

    • Look thing
      February 13, 2014

      two

  35. Calypso Lover
    February 13, 2014

    Leona my dear, you are allowing yourself to be used and abused. You can stand on your own. Though I am not a Mas Camp fan, I love you song and support you, but after last night, you have lost me as a fan.

  36. Anonymous
    February 13, 2014

    Don’t you all see what is happening? Stardom and swinging stars is trying to bring down Mass Camp. First they messed up Vigilante and now Leona. I guess who next. Norman, calypso does not belong to you. Free up the art form. Everything is all about Norman, Swinging Stars and Stardom.

  37. Zane
    February 13, 2014

    She could have sang acapella and still won easily. Why deprive the young lady of making a little money.
    Is mass camp some sort of cult? Why did she need Mass Camp’s permission to perform.
    Free Up de young woman…..

  38. lol
    February 13, 2014

    Boooo, booooo, booooo!!!

  39. Woman Time
    February 13, 2014

    loving the Claypso ro-ro. next year i hope it will be reality TV,. this is better than a soap-opera! im hooked to the daily controversy!

    Saturday mornings are the best with the panel on Q! :mrgreen:

  40. I just come
    February 13, 2014

    Ok my people. She made a mistake or too. Ease up on de girl na. Jesus Christ was crucified and he forgave. Let by gone be bygone. Vote for calypso and not individuals. fellow Dominicans dont get involved in de tents malay.

    • Whateva
      February 14, 2014

      Hmm, it’ all part of the calypso/tent/controversy excitement: I’s so LMAO.

      Reality is..Ash Wednesday it’s all over. Next….

    • Me Dat
      February 15, 2014

      She has to learn. Let her take her pressure.

  41. tell
    February 13, 2014

    I know it might not sound right, but if I was Swingingstars I would not play for Leona during the semifinals due to the fact she does not feel comfortable with the band. She might blame you if she does not make it to the finals.

  42. shaka zulu
    February 13, 2014

    Leona i had the opportunity to listen to you guys on Q95. I will say this. Be carefull of the company you keep. Swinging stars have been around way before you were born and if they were unprofessional they would not be around this long. When you go to finals each man for themselves and every body except shadow flow come for the crown. Swinging stars will be your backup andwinning is not guaranteed

    Some people may claim to have your best interest at heart. Watch out for the keyboard player. I know his character and there is a saying birds of a feather flock together. Walking in stage with such disrespect is typical. Remember the artform is what matters and let it be what guides you. Keep doing what you doing and ve wise with your “God” given talent

  43. carib diva 1
    February 13, 2014

    Mr wannabe sammy davis has been out to put controversy in this year’s calypso season frOm the start (rewind) I think he has a little jealous streak…(Oringinal dominica calypso(with spanish music stylings?)Sending ‘fwonn’to calypsonians who went to trinidad..nothing wrong imitating trinidad they are the best.. Since when S/stars can’t play music for a calypsonian – check all who come to sing in stardom. Tell mister take his band and go las vegas! He and the part is the reason for renegade tent…Leona don’t get caught up in this and you are great!

  44. Musician Kid
    February 13, 2014

    The only way to survive is to breach the devide like Beno said! We should change our vibe locally in order to touch the international market! This is petty!

  45. Musiciam Kid
    February 13, 2014

    The only way to survive is to breach the divide like Beno said! How do we want to take our music international & we cannot even unite on the local market! The art is bigger than this!

  46. hmmm
    February 13, 2014

    One question, have her two musicians practiced with Swinging Stars for the Semi-finals on Saturday? Or, Can she bring her own band?

    • momot
      February 13, 2014

      its to late for her to practice with them on Saturday.all practice have to be done in advance.now is just the last rundown before the show starts this Saturday.

    • ll
      February 14, 2014

      leonA this crown was yours. did bob practise to play or he not singing on saturday. leona you fooling yourself

  47. mi roro
    February 13, 2014

    Hmmm…..i really cannot understand that, thats y God doesnt give some of us certain things…money n greed thats wat’s in the hearts of men today..they care bout their fans…or love of music…or see it as a conrtibution to build country…stop being swallow minded n think big…think tomorow..try creepin b4 u walk…A GOOD NAME IS BETTER THAN MONEY (A singer is a singer no matter what..if you’re professional, the band will play and even if you know a cord is wrong…it’s only your voice that’s gonna cover it up…its not about taking a mic and sing that makes you a singer you have to be versatile)DNT BALME THE BAND FOR YOU MISHAP—YOU JUST CANT SING…LUCKLY U HAVE A NICE SONG

  48. Pat Aaron
    February 13, 2014

    Two weeks ago Senator approached us to have a ten artist exchange. I told him that I just read or heard Mr. Letang say he don’t mind exchange but no more that 2 or 3 artists, which I agree with myself, so by what authority is he proposing a ten artist exchange when Mr. Letang is the final authority where Stardom is concerned. So in this case in question as was the 10 artist suggestion, they did promise that our 2 musicians can play since what they wanted was Leona, but that was agreed to without the consent of Mr.Letang. So I would like to suggest to the executive of Stardom, in future, DO NOT MAKE DECISIONS OR REQUESTS OR PROMISES WITHOUT THE AUTHORITY OF Mr.LETANG.Thats what happened this time. Wadix and other members of Stardom exec have been in discussion with us for a few years to do a clash of the tents, we have reached an agreement several times. they always say they will get back to us. They have never done so. So again I say We will not discuss anything with the other exec members of Stardom without the authority of Mr.Letang. Mr.Letang though never approaches us. I have sat in the living room of Mr Letang to discuss both tents collaborating at one of our efforts to work together. Mr.Letang stayed away from the meeting and only Senator and Bassie represented Stardom. Therefore I say one more time. No discussion about anything without the approval of Mr letang,he is the final authority.

    • Pestle
      February 13, 2014

      Is not u alone that can be the master all the time..

    • shaka zulu
      February 13, 2014

      Leona was approved to sing without the two non essential band members. Why did you guys just not let her sing. If you guys were concerned about her you would allow her to sing swinging stars is quite capable. You guys essentially made her a pawn in all you dirty sensless crap. Its all about the art so buring the youth is destruction ofthe future. So get off your high horses both you and letang and also Bob and apologise to the young lady

    • Riders
      February 13, 2014

      I see your point. People just rush to conclusions without getting the facts. People need to pray for unity, iron out things and move forward.

    • Anonymous
      February 13, 2014

      sometimes its better to not say anything

    • Look thing
      February 13, 2014

      Pat you stand your ground. Do not let them bully you.Their is always somebody trying to mess things up.

  49. lonur
    February 13, 2014

    but i dont understand that young lady,calypso make her popular this year and she just get swell headed.i remember annie and them had diva nioka just like that girl and all of a sudden they pack her in a corner somewhere.so u see my girl dont allow your ego to get the better of u.that is just for a short time,u can take that to the BANK
    .

  50. Popam
    February 13, 2014

    Leona, you cannot possibly be ‘dressed’ and ready to perform, then throw two (2) new musicians into the mix, no matter how competent they are, without having worked out with the other musicians (resident band), who does what. Otherwise there could be duplication, left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing.

    Besides, if you yourself are a competent musician/singer, who have already worked and performed with the band up to the quarter final stage, I do not understand the discomfort with the ‘stars’ band.

    Leona, you have done yourself a great dis-service. You signed up to and operated within the laid down rules to get to the quarter final stage, so what is the problem?

  51. Anonymous
    February 13, 2014

    Everything is a drama and politics between tents now. Men acting like boys. Grow up people !

  52. warrington
    February 13, 2014

    duh February 13, 2014
    what a stupid comment! So tell me how did Dice win 6 times??? smdh —— he won cause he is a pro and knows how to avoid a conflict of interest disturbing him on the night of finals.

  53. Anonymous
    February 13, 2014

    Mais hadiesse ca dwevay bien lweh! Leona, you come in de people tent to sing in THEIR competition and you want YOUR musicians to play? So who played for you when you got through both the eliminations, and then the quarterfinals? Leona, bad mistake you make there wee. Bobb the opera singer you letting influence you?? All now so Bobb know one person who not coming out in front of him in the semifinals!!

  54. M R& B
    February 13, 2014

    Dont blame Leona. Mas Camp is doing a disservice to Calypso. Pat where is the democracy, where is the freedom to make one’s decision. “Are you one of the don’t do it, let me do it type? This was uncalled for….Swinging Stars will still have to accompany Leona at the Semi Finals. Even if Bob suggested to a Hot Seat caller that Refuse had the base line wrong…. that was the best opportunity Leona had to win a crown and better position herself for the GRAND FINALS. That is the greatest “faux pax” so far for the carnival.

  55. Anonymous
    February 13, 2014

    Leona, nobody throwes stones after green mangoes. It is only because you are a ripe mango that the big men are using you a young girl to create controversy in calypso. Keep focussed with your eyes on the prize.

  56. no way
    February 13, 2014

    maybe calypso competition should be

  57. DA that like that
    February 13, 2014

    bram bram Pat and Boob, their plan working. make a fool of all mas-campers and then say DICE again!! watch and see. all that comess only making way for King 7 crowns watch and see

  58. Anonymous
    February 13, 2014

    Well big mistake Leona. Dominicans can make u and break u especially during carnival time, prepare for some BOOOOOOOOOO on Saturday night.

  59. pc
    February 13, 2014

    leona peter I wish u luck wit dat attitude. cuz because you just come. following bob an pat. because u just come. leana in short u makin a big mistake following these guys. your fans are more important than them. I love ur song but u disappoint an I hoepe u get da results at da simi or finals. poor move

    • pc
      February 13, 2014

      if I am the manager of stars I wont play for you noh bob never again. an I hope refuse protest an dont play becuz if u all loose you all will blame him

      • JuBoom
        February 13, 2014

        Well, Bob confuse me. On one hand he say Swinging Stars doesn’t do a good job playing for calypsonians and that Refuse in particular just “does whatever he wants.” But on the other hand, Bob says, “I like Swinging Stars. I am probably the only person from Mas Camp who never wants any addition or subtraction. I like Swinging Stars to play for me.” So… which is it, Bob?

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  60. jada
    February 13, 2014

    I think am gonna be sick. Too many different tents. Too much division and a bunch of stupid songs that can’t be played anywhere but Dominica. Stupes

  61. Pestle
    February 13, 2014

    I don’t see what the whole hoop la is about smh. Did her musicians accompany her at the quarter finals? Pat Aaron and Daryl Bobb must realise the art form is bigger than them. This man is a real puppet master. One of the days he will have lots of songs but no calypsonians to sing his so called great songs. Its one thing I have seen fame doesnt last for long, so Leona this year you have a hit..Let use see what happens next year..

  62. nay
    February 13, 2014

    Well Leona Bobb messed you real bad. Its best you did not showed at the tent.

  63. DC
    February 13, 2014

    Young Lady, that was a terrible mistake. Never allow anyone to use you as their puppet. Your fans should be priority and not the selfish egos of a few manipulators. Never inflict your own injury. Do not allow these advisors to dominate you with their malicious motive. This division must stop now! Use your talent for the Lord. He never fails!

    • momot
      February 13, 2014

      Guys maybe you don’t understand.This girl wanted to sing.bearring in mind that she was told not to by the owners of the song. even if u sing Pat song you do not own it.He can pull the song from u if he wish to.She really wants to sing .Please forgive her.Its the powers that be pulling the strings behind the scene. The will destroy her in a heart beat just because they can.

  64. Is Dat
    February 13, 2014

    I heard Leona say this morning on Q95 that initially, she did not want to perform at the Stardom because she has ‘too much work to do.” Excuse me? So, if you never wanted to come, then don’t come. See the mess that cause now?

  65. For Richer Or Poorer
    February 13, 2014

    Good for her; she should continue to walk out right out of the competitions. I support her If she chooses not to compete. I pay my money to go and have fun; not to watch sabotage, this is happening too often now.

    Every year is something else. It is as though certain things are planned on purpose. If I were her I would not take part in the Semi-finals and finals either.

    It is as though she is allowing herself to be used for whatever reason. I mean really, Swinging Stars invites you to their Tent, you accept; it was not your tent. I would have respected her more If she had said, I belong to Mas Camp and I am not Singing at Stardom Tent; that’s cool it is your right. But do not go there just to cause trouble. from all I am hearing, it appears as though it was a plan.

    Swinging Stars will be playing for the Semi-finals and the Monarch Competition. What is she gonna do then, refuse to perform? I say good for her. just do that.

    It is just too bad Swinging Stars is such a professional band. They will still play as the professional band they are when she comes on stage; but her own behaviour last night will cause her to be very uncomfortable and the audience? she has only herself to blame for that.

    Maybe, just maybe she might have given a member of her own camp heavy competition and therefore, blame Swinging Stars so early to distract us. I wonder whether she was the one being sabotage! We have to look at this from all sides.

    Congratulations to the Ms. Jackson of Convent High School for winning the crown last night. Great performance. That is what it is all about.

    • LP
      February 13, 2014

      Same thing I said. They don’t want to publicize her because of a certain same-camp-member, for fear of overshadowing him. So they just used a plot to sabotage her and poor girl did not even realize it.

  66. Ces Sa Mem...
    February 13, 2014

    And The Band Plays On :-D :-P :lol:

  67. Observant
    February 13, 2014

    Leona,
    I am afraid you have allowed people to use you and you are coming across as egoistic. After listening to you on Q95, I am extremely disapppointed at the way you bashed Swinging Stars.This is disheartening because they are the same band you will use in the semi-finals and pray God finals.
    That is a booboooooooooooooo. Leona,we had Tarina, Tasha, Yakima, and they are no more. You better think fast else you will just be like whisp of smoke. You have just lost your first fannnnnnnnnnnn……………..
    Bob’s are arrogance was appalling on Q95.He turns around and sing about Skerrit being a dictator..Clear case of kettle calling pot black.

  68. Anonymous
    February 13, 2014

    so she will not perform in the finals without her own musians

  69. grell
    February 13, 2014

    big men acting like kids,thats why this year a not wasting my time ordering pay per view.

  70. M R& B
    February 13, 2014

    i think Daryl Bob and Mas Camp, including Pat Aaron, did Leona and Calypso a disservice last night. Are they going to ask Leona to walk out of the Semi and finals if she makes it. Daryl Bob telling a caller to the Hot Seat that there were mistakes in the bass line confirms that it would have been in the best interest of Leona to sing with Swinging Stars, probably win the women’s crown and put herself in a better position to qualify for the finals. MAS CAMP taking the joke to far with their arrogance…. just like somebody we all know(lol)

  71. Kwamie
    February 13, 2014

    So for all these years that Bobb has been in the business, that’s how he has mentored the young lady? Clearly her mind has been unfairly muddied, rather unfortunate. A few years from now, looking back she’ll see the bigger picture.

  72. sheesh
    February 13, 2014

    DNO you are so bias and unfair.you can accept all kinds of comments but what was wrong with the comment i posted? waiting in moderation all morning and then just disappearing.yeah i keep checking to see if my comments will ever come out of moderation or not.

  73. Concerned
    February 13, 2014

    I cannot for one second accept this bs reason. This is just a tent and this is the same band that played for her to gain entry into the semi-finals. Swingin Stars has been playing for decades with calypsonians; you mean to tell me, a little tent activity you walking out because your 2 bands men were not allowed to play. Hundreds of your fans came out to support you and that is the satisfaction. I want to know who will be playing for her at the semi-finals. Careful what you look for.
    You eh even make it and it going up in your head and if Daryl Bobb so advised, come on……Calypso is bigger than all of all u put together. Shame on the advisors.

    • I Like!!
      February 13, 2014

      Poor Leona, her writer and management team have her rapped around their little finger SMH!!!

  74. Fil
    February 13, 2014

    That’s very strange for a band that’s in service for such a long time a new comer don’t feel comfortable with them. What is her problem the song everybody talking about went up in her head.

    • JuBoom
      February 13, 2014

      Dat I checking there. I heard Bob said that Leona has “never been comfortable” with Swinging Stars! Really! Good luck to her!

      • chinese
        February 13, 2014

        ocha

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  75. Well-Sar!
    February 13, 2014

    Good luck to you Leona……I figure YOUR BAND will play for you at the SEMI FINALS.

  76. LP
    February 13, 2014

    What am I missing? Who will back her up at the Semi Finals?

    Ok then Ms. Leona….seems you are being influenced to do nonsense!

  77. Rastafari
    February 13, 2014

    Dominicans are too shallow minded. This is the ONLY place in the Caribbean a single band backs ALL the Calypsonians. This gives room for conflict of interest. I deeply agree with the Queen to have her own band play. They would have brought it to S Stars and things would begin to get interesting, for once. Tired of the boring same ole’ [email protected] sound and music EVERY single year! :mrgreen: I hope allu grow up some day

    • Anonymous
      February 13, 2014

      What’s your point? Sparrow worked with his Troubadors for years and was successful! I think the young lady made a big mistake which I hope she pays for dearly in the Semi-finals. By the way, shame on her advisors for setting her up to fail! But then again this is so typical of the cloud of disrespect which envelopes the island these days – everyone dissing themselves and each other! Long live the Swinging Stars!

    • AA
      February 13, 2014

      You may be too young to remember or you are not from DA; numerous attempts have already been made to replace SS as the back up band and ALL these attempts have failed miserably. SS is made up of outstanding musicians dedicated to their craft ( no too show too flam), give SS their dues, they are best among the rest.

    • Sly
      February 13, 2014

      What made her a Queen? She did a disservice to herself.
      We love Swinging Stars!!

    • February 13, 2014

      brother she was not and is not the calypso queen she wanted 2 members of her band to play then it was up to her to make sure that they go and pratice with swinging stars, another thing Alex spoke english he did not say her band the english language is easy to comprehend people dont allow the mass camp, daryl,pat and others tell you otherwise. I’m so sorry for the young lady people will remember the song but will also remember her attitude because she was used.

      Matt we want to know if she used the hotel room that was paid for her

  78. justice
    February 13, 2014

    Stupes…everyone else performs with the band..whats wrong with her?

  79. passing by
    February 13, 2014

    Bob you dam lie by saying she not comfortable with swinging stars band. who the hell thats going to play for her at the semi-final? Is still swinging stars. From the get go the people who run mas camp did not want her to perform. So come with a better excuse than that bob.

  80. MIA
    February 13, 2014

    famme ou toe copawazor. U too damnnnnnn up :mrgreen:

    • really?
      February 13, 2014

      is so she was in qts too..not coming any rehearsal and then laughing at people on stage..dat black bubble really think she made it

      • chinese
        February 13, 2014

        is true she like to criticize people ulgy

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      • i just come
        February 14, 2014

        haters

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  81. Merl
    February 13, 2014

    I am torn with my opinion on this. On one hand, I do not believe that the organization should tweak their rules and regulations for NO one calypsonian and provide preferential treatment on the grounds that they feel “comfortable.”

    On the other hand, if it is TRUE that they did come to an agreement initially to allow her to bring her band members, then that last minute decision was foul when they could have simply denied her request from the jump avoiding all this unnecessary controversy.

    • Bogoroy
      February 13, 2014

      DNO: “‘One of the organizers of the Stardom Tent, Norman Letang, told DNO on Thursday morning that no permission was given to have Leona’s musicians accompany her.

      He explained that Bobb called at around 7:30 pm on the night of the show to say that two of Leona’s musicians were coming to accompany her.

      Letang said Bobb was told this was not possible “for obvious reasons.'”

    • Look thing
      February 13, 2014

      You are fair for stating that. Its one Dominica why have so many tents in the first place they are dividing the country and now they calling foul.

  82. Bogoroy
    February 13, 2014

    Mi koshonie!

    It is the same members of Stardom band (Swinging Stars) that played for her from Eliminations to now. It is these same members who will play for her this Saturday. If they were so incapable of playing her song and help her win last night, how does she explain that this band helped her get to where she is now? So, what is Leona’s stress now?! Pure a_ _ness.

    As for dat Bob self, mista is always either stoking up roro or pretending to be making peace while at the same time he is creating problems.

    No wonder Dominican artistes do not go very far.

    • Roy Williams
      February 13, 2014

      That is ignorance to the max, “mas camp is not going well, so they tried to mess up the competition in the hope of getting people.” If Norman really made those statements, he did not listen to the Matt calypso show on Tuesday Morning at 10.30am. Many fans called the show and begged Leona to enter the competition. I cannot believe Bobb would just walk on stage with instruments in hand without first receiving permission. In the old days when Swinin Stars accompanied Sparrow, he always had a few of his musicians with him.

  83. wow
    February 13, 2014

    If an arrangement was made then stardom should have kept their end of the bargain. if what Bobb said is true then Stardom organizers is at fault

    • Dominic
      February 13, 2014

      No arrangement was made for them to play at Stardom. In fact, they were told when they called management at 7:30pm that night they would not be allowed to play!

      • Toure
        February 14, 2014

        Really?

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      • Anonymous
        February 14, 2014

        real lie

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  84. silentoney2k
    February 13, 2014

    It was not a competition just a guest performance, and we have to think of the fans that make us who we are. Sometimes we also have to put our pride behind us and do it for the fans.

  85. >>>>>
    February 13, 2014

    This is a bad start to your career my lady…Calypso is a man’s world…they will not forgive you for that….

  86. Anonymous
    February 13, 2014

    My advice to you girl is that you are young in the business and an up and coming star. You are not there yet. Do not allow puppet masters to control you on a string otherwise your flame will extinguish long before it ever begins to glow!

  87. i must speak
    February 13, 2014

    give leona a break allu ppl just hating… :lol:

  88. sheesh
    February 13, 2014

    way papa.well i guess we wont be seeing her at the semi finals and the finals seeing that is swinging stars that just be the accompanying band.leona all you have too much roro.girl you just come.take it easy.don’t let that little fame make your head big.i so love you but you disappoint me greatly.you left a sour taste in my mouth.

    • YES
      February 13, 2014

      i feel the same way as u. Leona u just reach and you behaving so already. INTERNET CHILDREN. My advice to Leona is it is better to be thought of as a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubts.

  89. Wondering
    February 13, 2014

    Did Leona get permission from her tent to take part in the stardom tent? If yes, when? Did Leona practice with Swingin Stars for the stardom tent? If yes, why did she practice with Swingin Stars for the tent? Did Leona’s team want her band to play with her at stardom tent? If yes, when did Leona’s team want that to become a condition of her singing at stardom tent? Before or after she practiced with swingin stars? On the night of the tent? I was at the tent I saw only Daryl Bobb and Cohen from Mas Camp. Could Leona perform her song with just these two musicians? If no, did they practice with the rest of the swinging stars band? If no, is it reasonable for them to expect that they can just come on the night of the performance and play? I think not. Further, I thought these people were really disrespectful the way they seemed to be wanting to set up in the middle of another young lady’s performance. Unacceptable. Only Leona will suffer.

  90. Anse de mai Fan
    February 13, 2014

    Well!! Well!!!! Leona really has it in her meaning, being able to stand up for her rights. we support you one hundred percent, don’t allow them to push you around. Those oppressors will try to stop you but be strong and remember you got lots of talent and they can’t take it away from you.Your community is with you all the way.

    • Just Saying...
      February 13, 2014

      I hope her community is more respectful and appreciative of her other fans. Time will tell.

    • key
      February 13, 2014

      The band played for her before she’s in the semifinals why she is so insecure? She should hold her head up high performed the best that she could deliver make your fan happy.

  91. wth
    February 13, 2014

    i hope she travels with her band everywhere she plays and if they cant make it she sould not sing .a singer should be able to perform with any band.this is a porr excuse for walking out.i feel sad for her

  92. Free up Leona
    February 13, 2014

    The management of Showdown Mas Camp is puerile in approach. Mr. Bobb, Pat and Company needs to get off their high horse and examine their consciences. As Secretary of the Dominica Calypso Association, Mr Bobb actions is doing a disservice to the DCA, who i am sure has as one of its major goals to unite calypsonians.

    I was present at the stardom tent last nite and Leona could have sang without the band and win the crown easily. The young poor lady was deprived from winning $1500.00 among other prizes by the immature behavior of Bobb and other members of Mas Camp management. Puppet Masters in Showdown free up Leona. You are destroying Leona. Leona cut the strings, you are a special talent and God will find many other writers willing to help you. I am sure Tim Durand and Ian Jackson already have their pens ready to go.

  93. Anonymous
    February 13, 2014

    If is me that’s Norman Letang we boycotting the Tug-Of-War next Friday. Who does Bob think he is nah.

  94. Mandela spirit
    February 13, 2014

    i said it already and i will say it again;there are going to be more controversy to come.I held back yesterday to say something like that was likely,a kind of strategy called;BAITE and SWITCH,to boost the advertisment of the show.The strategy worked, they got the crowd from the popularity of Leona’s song and the ‘CALYPSO DRAMA’ continues.Doe blame the woman,this was always an awkward situation, from the time that burst on mat.This bring to my mind the advertisment of the summer show in NEW YORK.
    I wish the tents and all competiters well.

  95. Tiny
    February 13, 2014

    That calls for a big “OH PLeeeaazze”.

  96. hahaha
    February 13, 2014

    Ha, ha, ha. Looks like someone needs to get in tune or grow up?… to get so caught up in ‘calypso politics’ /controversy/roro already. Is that what 2 weeks of fame does? Perhaps someone could have advised her to be a ‘bigger’ man… or woman? Just saying.

  97. Yeah Man
    February 13, 2014

    I agree 100% with Leona. Why does everything has to be on Stardom’s terms. They try to treat her like a nothing because she from the north? I see many calypsonians have their musicians play for them. As far as I can recall, according to the rules of the Calypso association a singer is allowed to bring their whole band if they want to.

    • Patat
      February 13, 2014

      This Swinging Starts show not Calypso association.

    • Really
      February 13, 2014

      But that is not an event organised by the calypso association. This was a stardom organized even and it is surprising that Leona would say she did not feel comfortable with the swinging stars band. Something is not right. Don’t impose on swinging stars at their own event. Bob would not allow that at a mascamp event.

      So we are going to have 2 bands at the finals and semis?

    • Proud Dominican
      February 13, 2014

      Well everything has to be on Stardoms terms because it is a stardom tent- not a calypso show organized by calypso association. Stardom has their band! They invited Leona to take part in their show. She then turns around and disrespects them implying that their band isn’t good enough to play for her? The 2 mas camp musicians who came to replace Swingin’ members did not practice with the band! How could they expect to just come on stage the night of the show and play? Was this an attempt to sabotage the sound of the band? And then they would say Swingin’ Satrs messed up Leona!

    • Joe
      February 13, 2014

      Do you believe Mass Camp would allow swinging stars musicians to back up any calypsonians at their tent?

    • SMH
      February 13, 2014

      It has to be on Stardom Tents Terms because it is at Stardom Tent! And will she walk out of the Semi and Finals (if she makes it there)???? has she forgotten who will be her musical accompaniment then??? that was just being overly dramatic… Just start and you already so cocky?? every tent has their rules and I see nothing wrong in that.. Stupes… that was a dumb move…

    • hmmm
      February 13, 2014

      Idiot, since when Stardom Tent and Calypso association are one? Secondly, what does being fro the north have to do with anything? Thirdly, isn’t it the same band that will be playing for her on Saturday? And please provide the reference from the Calypso Association that states a singer is allowed to bring their whole band if they want to.

    • MOI
      February 13, 2014

      A singer is allowed to bring their whole band to a DCA Competition, not to a tent which is run by Swinging Stars. This has nothing to do with she being from the north. Leona’s own management or whoever will cause her downfall

    • smh
      February 13, 2014

      but wait.what do you mean why does everything have to be on Stardoms terms?It was STARDOM’S QUEEN OF THE TENT was it not?ofcourse it gonna be on their terms. all i see here is leona’s little fame has gotten to her and given her a case of big head hippotitis.

      • Asterix
        February 13, 2014

        @SMH, Stop being so miopic in your thinking. Stardom was trying to use Leona, who is the most popular female calpypsonian this year, to help them promote their event. Even with that they still did not have the courtesy to give her a formal invitation. The organizers of Mass Camp compromised last minute to allow her to compete, why is it that stardom could not do the same and compromise to allow only 2 of the musicians from Mass Camp to accompany her? If you listened to the show or were in attendance, you could hear clearly that when Swinging Stars started to play, they were not playing her music right. Like Leona said this morning that is an issue they had before and that is why the request was made for her 2 musicians to accompany her. The excuse given by Mr. Letang is ridiculous because situations like these happen all the time. Although the 2 Mass Camp musicians were not allowed, Swinging Stars was till messing up with the song, so what exactly was Letang’s point?

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    • sista
      February 13, 2014

      And she didn’t want to bring her entire band she only wanted 2 people. The guitarist and the key boardist.

      Just like Beno and others brings in people from their band

    • sense
      February 13, 2014

      Yes I remember Caressa doing it in a final and did not even place,how is this going to affect her at the semifinals now she has created a monster for herself.

    • Stardomite
      February 13, 2014

      This was not a semi finals or anything held by the Dominica Calypso Association. This is Stardom Tent not Mass Camp… They will be the ones playing for her at Semis. She comes to the band house BOBB sits in a corner and watch all of a sudden he want to play Maestro

      To Leona i would suggest u get a mind of ur own, Bobb making a name for himself while u forming a fool for yourself

    • February 13, 2014

      Dude are you out of your mind? because shes from the north??? Swinging Starz had a young talented lady from the north as there own singing in the band during independence year before last so don’t come here with your CHEAP and LAME Excuse! know your facts before you preach rubbish! now back to the current situation..

  98. Dredzzz
    February 13, 2014

    Am feeling sorry that that young lady. stand up for yourself, don’t let people have you like a robot.

  99. Seriously!!!
    February 13, 2014

    she thinks shes a celebrity now,smh.your first time and you acting like that.girl take a chill pill :lol:

  100. forkit
    February 13, 2014

    young girl patandannie will destroy your dreams cause all they see is dollars, when they see dollars de get bazoudie

  101. watchdog
    February 13, 2014

    Total nonsense!!! Swinging Stars is a professional band and plays with the same level of intensity and vigour for all calypsonians. Poor Leona, she is being pulled like a puppet and she cannot do anything about it. The management of Mass Camp once again show that they are not in the interest of calypso. Last night they deprived the fans of seeing a rising star in calypso, they deprived Leona from getting exposure and stage comfort before the semis! LOL

    And Bobb, you are speaking untruths!! You were informed before the show that Swinging Stars was not allowing that arrangement, so please stop the lies man….. Leona, alas……..

  102. AA
    February 13, 2014

    She would have won the competition hands down, no one there was better than her; doh tarnish SS credibility like dat. This was just a likkle fun thing why so much roro? We taking out all de fun and enjoyment in everything with all dis issues. Carnival is free up and fun, where it nuh?

  103. NicE n NaughtY
    February 13, 2014

    But she’s not from the stardom tent i don’t think she should be bound to compete in that particular tent other nights they do just fine without her and they have enough women to participate, she’s only one person, what patrons that were left dissatisfied, everything is a problem now Calypso suppose to be FUN but lately it’s just a lot of roro and comess all you people killing the vibes keep it on a down low, calypso association, the head of the tents, calypso talk with Matt is just killing people’s fun chill out a bit.

  104. see
    February 13, 2014

    Too many tents in the place that’s why thing will always go wrong too much competition among the tents.

  105. DA Massive
    February 13, 2014

    Leona my dear, Pause… you just come!

  106. dal
    February 13, 2014

    Leona walked out with orders from Bobb, he Bobb has alot to do with what happened. She’s not feeling confortable with swinging star whereas they played for her in the quarter finals very poor excuse. These people had their plan they said that she was’nt performing then she will she came and walked out. Is a real shame for whoever responsible for this incident.

  107. JoJo
    February 13, 2014

    Leona damn right. Is her song, her performance and she can decide who she wants to accompany her.
    Alex complaining too often. Same thing with that other lady, who went back to the U.S.A. and Alex crying on Matt programme and storm out of Q95 like a little child. like he is always the victim.Victim of his own koko makak more like it.

  108. Ravi St John
    February 13, 2014

    stars is the best best best real music band in dominica

  109. Cecil Joseph
    February 13, 2014

    They cannot blame Mr. Skeritt for this one, as usual he is out of state.

  110. Doc. Love
    February 13, 2014

    I agree with her 100%. Whenever Sparrow performed in Dominica and other Caribbean Countries he travelled with some of his band members. Whenever Arrow, RIP, travelled all over the world, his bass man had to be Fred Nicholas. All the Lady needed by Swinin Stars was a little understanding and cooperation. Please don’t forget Dice and Carrassa have had problems with Swinin Stars because of the manner they were accompanied.

  111. February 13, 2014

    Some of u mind are so small u comin up with fame in her head did u read the story . They know why they did it . I agree with u Leona do let them do u wat they want. C est pas juste .

  112. Proud Dominican
    February 13, 2014

    Leona and mass camp, don’t disrespect my band! How can you expect to come to a stardom tent and bring your musicians to replace the Stars? On their own territory? Man… boldness has reached a new height! Stars have been accompanyingn calypsonians for 50 plus years and have been doing a damn good job. Leona, if you want to be well liked please humble yourself and get comfortable with the band cause they aint going no where. You may just have to keep walking.. straight out of calypso!

  113. roses
    February 13, 2014

    Isn’t swinging stars the band that plays for elimination, quarter finals and finals? So Bobggo restyour big head and take a back sit.i hope y, all play for her on Saturday. No sence.

  114. right
    February 13, 2014

    oh sh did them well. She is already feeling up there because they begged her to go. Look it!

  115. 4CARS
    February 13, 2014

    Is not mass all you playing nuh!

  116. fil
    February 13, 2014

    Well mi deba in calpso.

  117. Sentibon
    February 13, 2014

    Really?

  118. lee
    February 13, 2014

    What happens last night was a real embarrassment to calpyso. This is a disgrace to left the crowd in such a big surprise.

  119. Ann Derass
    February 12, 2014

    What happen, fame gone to her head already? Appears ridiculous. Swinging Stars accompanied her at the quarter finals and will at the semi-finals.

    • Anonymous
      February 13, 2014

      To much roro this is just your first time

    • warrington
      February 13, 2014

      its not about fame my man. its whom you are comfortable with playing for you.u see she is from another camp swinging aint gonna play for her with much energy like they would play for their own stardom camp members. you have to know how them things operetate and keep in mind its a competion, not any ordinary tent night.wonder how many of you hae noticed on finals night when its dice turn to perform they dont play with so much life.

      • February 13, 2014

        But she sang with swinging stars so it doesnt add up and this haven got anything to do with Dice lf that’s the case she shouldnt have accepted the invitation to come and sing.

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      • observer
        February 13, 2014

        Tell let everyone bring their own band. Dammit!

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      • Ravi St John
        February 13, 2014

        so not true the dice part.

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      • Pooh Bear
        February 13, 2014

        You talking nonsense! This is a Stardom show! It doh need all dat story about own band and all that fing. This could have been a good step to getting along better. Instead it became the opposite.

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      • Anonymous
        February 13, 2014

        So is gonna play for her at the big shows? Leona you should not even make us know is you that cause the roro cuz now you mess up your chances of being a big star. Mark my words Leona you finish! You upset some very powerful people.

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      • Calypso Lover
        February 13, 2014

        The question you have to ask is will Daryl Bobb accompany her on the night of the semi finals. So how comfortable is that. He does play in the band that backs up the calypsonians at Mas Camp, so why does he want to accompany her . This guys have their agenda and were out to stir trouble. They were also informed in advance that they would not be allowed to play. What they did that night was unprofessional by walking on the stage while a competitor was singing. Shame on Daryl Bobb.

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      • Calypso Lover
        February 13, 2014

        Correction, he does NOT play in the band that backs up calypsonians at Mas Camp.

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      • Joe
        February 13, 2014

        Warrington Swinging Stars band members are not as narrow minded as you!!!!!!!

        If what you say about how they play for Dice i doubt Dice would win 6 times……

        If You ask Dice whether swinging stars does under play him he would disagree….. BTW who wrote her song??

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      • Conscience
        February 13, 2014

        Dice won the crown six times with swinging stars. Bobb has placed in the finals over three times with swinging stars. Therefore your point Warrington is out of place. Just accept that Mas Camp is only bent on creating controversy which guess what is only destroying Leona and Showdown Mas Camp

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      • Ann Derass
        February 13, 2014

        Swinging Stars have demonstrated a high level of professionalism for many years. It is disrespectful to make that comment which is in fact contradictory, because with Swinging Stars accompanying Dice on every occasion, he has won six times.
        Leona must not allow the little popularity of her song to blow up her ego. I like her song but she appears to suffer from what has affected many Dominican artists, that of thinking that they have MADE IT even before they start. Leona take my advice, humble yourself young lady. Your fans deserve an apology other wise you will go no where.

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      • Observer
        February 13, 2014

        I have certainly noticed, cause I’m a win, lose or draw DICE fan

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      • duh
        February 13, 2014

        what a stupid comment! So tell me how did Dice win 6 times??? smdh

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      • Sly
        February 13, 2014

        You added no value to this discussion because Swinging Stars have never messed up any calypsonian before.

        Shame on you!!

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      • Too Damn Bias
        February 13, 2014

        So who backs up the competitors at finals or semis? Swinging Stars or Swinging Stars and All Stars? Just want to know?

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    • February 13, 2014

      The young lady is full of it Swinging Stars were the same band that played at the quarter finals when she sang and will be at the semi finals so I dont understand her facebook message she’s shooting herself in the foot so what is going on. I dont believe she was disrespected why all of a sudden she wanted the band to excuse two of their musicians to allow her’s to play I dont understand because Swinging Stars were the one she sang to at the quarter finals their must be much more to her explanation.It’s so ridiculous after we the fans called out to her and her management team to attend the show this is how she is saying thanks to us … No No No .
      So Leona and your management team what are you all going to do for the semi finals and beyond because Swinging Stars will be the band playing are you guys going to try to use the same ridiculous tactic.
      Swinging Stars is the best band on the Island.
      I dont think that Leona wrote that facebook message just look at the wording someone else did.

    • dominican people
      February 13, 2014

      A deal is a deal. If stardom promised her the privilege of having 2 musicians from her camp, then Stardom should be discipline enough to honour their agreement. Now instead of reprimanding the stardom management for their double dealing, you chose bash a poor person’s child.

  120. bomboclat
    February 12, 2014

    Ebeh mi roro!

    • Anonymous
      February 13, 2014

      too much roro for true in calypso chupes

    • Anonymous
      February 13, 2014

      Stop blaming Bob, please read the article thoroughly before making yourself a BIG fool.

      Oh my some Dominicans!

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