12 qualify from calypso eliminations

After a two-year absence, four-time calypso king, Dice, is off to the February 5 quarterfinals of this year’s calypso competition.

His calypso “Send Me” was well received by patrons at Krazy Kokonuts Sunday evening.

Trendsetter, De Exposer and Young Bull ( Val Cuffy), who also thrilled the crowd with their songs, have made it to the quarterfinals.

Forty-nine individuals participated in last night’s calypso elimination round, and 12 were chosen among them to advance to the next leg of the competition.

Several female calypsonians were to form last night’s line-up, but many were not able to secure a place in the quarterfinal round; however, Leandra, who came on the scene a few years ago, pleased the judges enough to move on to the next round.

Calypso legend Picky, Third Eye, Mighty Aca, Man Himself, Educator, Comforter, and Kendes are the others confirmed for the calypso quarterfinals.

Tarina was absent from the elimination round last night after missing last year’s competition.

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  1. listening wind
    January 12, 2011

    ‘calypso theatre” what ever happen to that?where are our writers there?

  2. Y2K
    January 12, 2011

    @ Petition for Lady B

    Everything in this country is now petition? The judges decision is FINAL! Although I like the sound from the studio recording we have to remember that the calypsonian has to deliver the song during the competition. We can stay comfortably behind our PCs and listen to the studio recorded version of the song and wonder why it didn’t go thru but at the same time why didn’t “you” (this is a question I have to ask myself as well)…Why didn’t I volunteer to judge during the competition? Or better yet do I have the competencies to judge a show and still take the pressure of Dominicans afterward?

    It is a very relevant song and maybe it could have been masked differently but we all have to understand that we all have varying tastes and preferences. I think sending 12 out of a field of 49 was a tough job and the judges did an excellent job that night. I hope they keep it up for the rest of the calypso season.

  3. Petition for Lady B
    January 12, 2011

    Can we get a petition going to get Lady B into the quarters.
    That sound is well constructed and very relevant.

  4. anonymous
    January 12, 2011

    mighty acre — too good to b true!!!
    shes a girl-mad!!!!!
    young bull — wicked!!!
    jacket — sick!!!!!
    hot dog – proper!!!!
    congratulations guys!! great job

  5. the looker
    January 10, 2011

    My queen was a no show again this year :cry: (Tarina)

  6. Kaiso Lover
    January 10, 2011

    I listened last night it was fantastic i will always maintain that eliminations is the best show….. i hope pussycat will be a guest performer at all shows, and the hot doh with mayonnaise, congrats trensetter, Dice, Dice oh Dice welcome back

  7. hypnotik
    January 10, 2011

    dem judges bias they send a man straight to finals last year for singing ..one day a pussy cat will bite his finger ..weh weh weh ..same judges

  8. Norman shillingford
    January 10, 2011

    Trendsetter great Calypso.Mighty Arce great Calypso.I see absolutely nothing wrong with pussycat I:ts just a kitten ( young cat ). Lets not be so hippocritical.All calypso are great. GOD BLESS.Have a drug free and peacefull canival.

  9. well well well
    January 10, 2011

    she’s a girl! I like that one…………………. lol

  10. ME
    January 10, 2011

    tht was awesome lastnight! gotta love cyaiso!

  11. Gabie
    January 10, 2011

    great show. look out for shes a girl. l love that song. my boy just take your time and dont get over xcited. trensetter was great also, and welcome back dice.

  12. overcomer
    January 10, 2011

    pussycat pussycat were are u………..? u were good…..

  13. captain duh malay
    January 10, 2011

    congrats trendsetter .. all the best moving foward

  14. hibiscus
    January 10, 2011

    Congrats to the Mighty Acre…good job.

  15. a fan
    January 10, 2011

    Congrats trendsetter. You made it.

  16. Fond Cole
    January 10, 2011

    Yes Exposer!!! She is a girl! I likeeeeee……

  17. Help
    January 10, 2011

    …and the show was correctly judged.

  18. Help
    January 10, 2011

    Let me be the first to comment on Kaiso for 2011…Good start, rather great start!

  19. cruz
    January 10, 2011

    lady bee has a very good calypso but she did not deliver it good enough last night and that is what we fail to realise that the recording is one but performing it before the judges is another

  20. hmm
    January 10, 2011

    Can’t believe my girl eh make it…stop taking advantage of them pussycats….lol

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