Nacheal Walsh

Nacheal Walsh is the 2013 Junior Calypso Monarch.

The 16-year old student of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School who came close to the brink of winning the competition last year, grasped another opportunity this year, with a song entitled “On The Brink”, to capture the title.

Her song was written by Tim Durand.

In 2012, Walsh came second behind that year’s winner, Janae Jackson of the Convent High School. This year the positions have been reversed.

Jackson’s 2013 rendition is called “Month-end Economy” and it was written by her father, Ian Jackson.

In third place was Lemar “The Irish Kid” Irish of St. John’s Academy with “Endangered Species” written by Livingston “Mighty Spencer” Cassell while Phael “Mighty P” Lander placed fourth with a Norman “Ency” Cyrille composition entitled “Crank It Up”.

“I thought I was dreaming” an excited Nacheal told DNO shortly after the competition. “When I heard Janae placed 1st runner-up, I started to tremble because I saw her as my main competition”.

The 2013 Junior Monarch hastened to add that some of the other competitors, including the Irish Kid, also gave strong performances.

The show, which was organized by The Leo Club, was held at Krazy Koconuts on Thursday.