Dominica has a new calypso monarch.
Jude “Jay Dee” Delauney, six years after he first entered the carnival calypso competition, has hit the jackpot. He delivered two sterling performances to outshine the nine other finalists at the finals which was held on Saturday night at the Windsor Park forecourt.
“I am elated, I am ecstatic, right now,” Jay Dee told reporters shortly after being crowned. “From 2014 to now it’s a big improvement, two great songs.”
He continued, “We did it!”
The new Monarch said when a calypsonian has great songs the work is easier.
“You can see everything happening even before it happens, so it’s just putting it into effect,” he stated.
Jay Dee said that he was confident in his performance after the first round of competition.
“It’s like I set the bar for the whole competition and the Mas was just Mas,” he said.
Tasha P copped the 1st runner up position with De Webb taking 2nd runner up and Bingo securing the 3rd runner up position.