UPDATE (with photos): Twelve for the 2014 calypso quarter final

Wave is the only newcomer to make it to the quarter final
Wave is the only newcomer to make it to the 2014 quarter final

Twelve calypsonians have avoided elimination and are now headed for the quarter final of the 2014 calypso competition.

The elimination round of Dominica’s biggest carnival event was held at Krazy Kokonuts on Saturday night.

The twelve are: Young Bull, Wave, Trendsetter, Triumph, Chris B, Leona, Observer, Checko, Booplé, Beetle J, Man Himself and Lugars.

Wave is the only newcomer among them. They will go on to meet last year’s twenty semi finalists in the quarter final which is carded for February 1.

Three reserves have been chosen: JD, Sugar S and Alisha. It is expected that one of them will replace 2013 finalist, Karessa, who will not be competing this year as he will soon be leaving for Australia to study.

65 calypsonians participated in the eliminations.

The calypso semi final is set for February 15 and the grand final will be on the 1st of March.

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65 Comments

  1. Colleen Culture
    January 9, 2014

    BIG UP SHERRY! A you fe go on pan de show wit de pan dem and your round sound system.

  2. truth
    January 7, 2014

    Spure rubbish thisvyear calypso season

  3. ME
    January 6, 2014

    When a man can cheat at a calypso competition, proven with pics and all, and is then voted to run the Calypso association, I don’t calypso going anywhere. what values are we teaching young people….shame on all the calysonians who never condemned this.
    Wrong is wrong….and should never be rewarded, as in this case to even lead the association.
    God forgive and help us all.

  4. D GOAT MAN
    January 6, 2014

    Why didn’t BOPPLE didn’t sing the much talked about WHO DID DAT TO GOATIE ? Everybody in Roseau South looking forward to this hot number. Some people saw the lyrics and he pretending as if he doesn’t know nothing about that great potential crown and road match song.
    Come on Bopple……we want to hear that song WHO DID DAT TO THE GOATIE…..

  5. helloooooo
    January 6, 2014

    If they doh put crap in the quarters its going to be even harder for the judges to get it right to get some quality in the semi’s so well cut a few good guys put in crap so you have some crap to chop to get the best shit for the semi’s. Anyway Lugars Southeast Possie behind you all the way. Leona I liked. Trendsetter you know you are my boy but this year you are the sh… the cow dropped behind it. Talking about crap we like our crap for carnival….DBS was in form over the weekend and so too was the Mighty Thunder sing something about Sodom and GUUMORAH” thats it!!

  6. Just Blaze
    January 6, 2014

    Most of the Calypsos were rubbish. Quality has really gone down over the years.

  7. playboy
    January 6, 2014

    I see that so far the grand calypso review heard all over the world last year was just a sham.
    A calypso elimination before any tent.
    More “reservists” from last year than actual successful candidates this year going into the quarterfinal.
    Yes, there was an AGM, but where was the audited account? I haven’t heard of it or seen it.
    I’ve concluded that there can never be change in our calypso affairs in Dominica.
    Norman Letang said in that “sham” last year that it was ridiculous to play for that many calypsonians on one night at Eliminatins, and that others do it but he wouldn’t.
    Let’s face it, Calypso administration by the DCA is nothing more than a farce.

    • YES I
      January 6, 2014

      You took the words right outa my mouth…the DCA executive is made up of a bunch of lunatics who are either too dumb or too blind to challenge the status quo.

  8. legit
    January 6, 2014

    You people thing calypso is a singing contest! its an art of social and political commentary in a creative musical form containing lyrics mainly in a masked way with a melody to suit the words with emphasis on presentation and not voice.

    • winston warrington
      January 6, 2014

      Name the famous calypsonians who could not sing or play an instrument. Mask or no mask, sing the melody.

  9. Anonymous
    January 5, 2014

    So dem season we have to tolerate dem nonesense Wok Sok singing!!! TOMATO my foot!!! Does it have to be so BLATANT like that, even OUR 5 and 6 yr olds can decipher the meaning!!! Oh my bad I forgot that its only carnival and ANYTHING goes…. Sad thing, it getting so much air play on national radio.. should not know better.

    • Caiso, caiso
      January 6, 2014

      I have been saying the same thing; Intruder should have placed instead of that crap.

  10. dominican people
    January 5, 2014

    admin, could you put names to the pictures? It’s not every reader on your site that know these singers personally.

    Admin: The names are already included just click to enlarge the picture.

  11. on d fence
    January 5, 2014

    WHY didn’t BOOPLE sing ……WHO DID DAT TO GOATIE ? The whole FOND BARON massive looking out for dat one in 2k14 wee…jano and de girlz dem have d lyricks……must get road match.

    • January 6, 2014

      boople sang u mabe did not hear but he did he sang money magic politican

      • loubiere Fond baron
        January 6, 2014

        WHY YOUR HEAD so hard d person was asking about the song WHO DID DAT TO D GOATIE song chupesssssssssss

    • choo
      January 6, 2014

      Ruth Ruth,,,,A song about the DOGS in the shop .. way mama ,,,that one I want him to sing lol

  12. DA
    January 5, 2014

    With all sixty eight competitors, I think they should have pre elimination shows until there is twenty left, so by the elimination date they would be more prepared and ready to battle the bigger guns, and we would have a better show and the association will make more money.

  13. reds
    January 5, 2014

    think the best calypso was from hardline with good voice but something went wrong was disappointed. keep strong don’t give up.calypso is my cure to.

  14. river street massive
    January 5, 2014

    How could haxey have been eliminated?

    • lulu
      January 6, 2014

      stupeeesss

  15. bnrutalw
    January 5, 2014

    calypso calypso calypso …..

  16. the compass
    January 5, 2014

    Instead of twelve there should be 15 selected. 12 by the judges and three (wild cards) by the audience.
    It was too many and too difficult for the judges to get it right.
    Ther should also be one or two wild cards fo the quarters and the semies.

  17. Toomatoe Tomato
    January 5, 2014

    We can never please all the people all the time. No matter who was picked someone else would most likely believe someone else should have been picked instead. Did the calypsoian singing Part Payment make it?

    • choo
      January 5, 2014

      yes wee, I don’t know how but it did

      • dog
        January 6, 2014

        leave our man trendsetter alone eh.. de man hot wee boy yah we coming qters in numbers and we want full money ehh

    • K
      January 5, 2014

      yes…Trendsetter

    • paid
      January 5, 2014

      part (pat ) payment made it

    • January 6, 2014

      yes he did dats trendsetter

  18. booplay fan- loubier
    January 5, 2014

    where the ANIMAL ********SONG I guess that is for later on…lol “WHO DO DAT TO GOATIE” loubiere massive waiting for dat hot road match song especially Laodoot and fond baron……wooosh LOUBIERE FAN

  19. itassi4us
    January 5, 2014

    good luck to all. who is Wave? he looks a lot familiar.

    • justsaying
      January 6, 2014

      Wave is from Anse de Mai

  20. Oh Yes
    January 5, 2014

    Love Chris B and Young Bull songs. Hope they make it all the way to the finals

  21. faceup
    January 5, 2014

    So because Haxey is Diasporan he do win is de same thing when Tronada tried, they say they are foreigners, well well well. HAXEY YOU HAD ONE OF THE BEST SONGS BRO !

  22. choo
    January 5, 2014

    Well done Boople’ Well Done.

    • Not a herd follower
      January 5, 2014

      I disagree!

      • choo
        January 5, 2014

        I am referring to the magnificent vocals, no one in this arena can touch that, you should hear that for your self

    • black karib
      January 5, 2014

      Boople what is dat WHO DID DAT TO GOATIE calypso is all about…..you playing as if you don’t know about it,,,,,,next round in d quarters sing the soon to be famous GOATIE SONG…..we in loubiere on d flat waiting for dat…I want d hot lyricks

  23. River Street
    January 5, 2014

    Most ridiculous thing. How do you cut to twelve from sixty five? Why not 65 to 45….45 to25…..25 to15 then proceed to finals. In other words the competition gets tighter and the calypsonians can sing their way to a higher standard. This is a waste as it is currently set up. The entire thing in it’s current format is a rush. Stop compromising standards and killing calypsonians’ dreams.

    • Anonymous
      January 5, 2014

      I agree with you 100%..

    • sassh
      January 5, 2014

      your fool you talking like a labourite change must come fooolish

      • the compass
        January 5, 2014

        I think he is asking for change, change in the system. That is why he has lenghtned his tongue.

      • True that
        January 5, 2014

        Don’t let hate distroy you.

    • Resident
      January 5, 2014

      Don’t forget those 12 will be joining the 20 semifinalists from last year. That makes it 32 for the quarter finals. It’s just tooooo many people singing calypso and a lot of them had no business on that stage last night. #singingcrap

    • seres
      January 5, 2014

      Harsh reality isn’t it. Not very enticing particularly when a novice has to go up against veterans or popular calypsonians.

    • BEB
      January 5, 2014

      I was thinking about that same things too

    • Solo
      January 5, 2014

      I agree! The competition starts with way too many calypsonians to be cut down to a mere 12; a number of sensible good quality songs are likely to be sacrificed in the process. Perhaps the elimination could be done in stages or groups…something to think about.

    • Anonymous
      January 6, 2014

      makes sense.

  24. Lang Mama
    January 5, 2014

    Lang Mama like that picture of the sister dancing. Wow what a perfect body on this sister. Call me what you want but for this cause I rise.

    • the compass
      January 5, 2014

      True. Mammy versus mammy. What a life!

  25. Da Joker!
    January 5, 2014

    Easy crown for Dice again!

  26. Sam
    January 5, 2014

    Thank God for the eliminations…we know how much work has to be done to keep up the standards: a lot!

  27. Anonymous
    January 5, 2014

    Congratz guys. Caressa the sky is the limit go for it we will miss uuuuuuu.

  28. Doc. Love
    January 5, 2014

    Where is Intruder, that must be a mistake. :mrgreen:

    • January 5, 2014

      This year in my view was one of the best for the intruder and you mean they didn’t place him . i heard it and honest trend-setter need to fix his voice articulation was poor and i mean very . sad for intruder . Freddos i know you doing it for love of calypso , keep on intruding . magwa sah

    • newyear
      January 6, 2014

      Yes, intruder should have placed.

  29. judge?
    January 5, 2014

    Trend Setter? Really? On lyrics, melody and rendition? That season is already a mess from the start. This is never fair and obviously not a singing competition. What about Haxie?

    • Not a herd follower
      January 5, 2014

      I agree. Trendsetter should not have been in the top 12.

      • paid
        January 5, 2014

        give us your 12 and your reasons

    • paid
      January 5, 2014

      badminding trendsetter who wrote his own material.. do you understand the song ?

      • Lol
        January 6, 2014

        Part payment no increment. What’s so difficult to understand?

  30. cotten
    January 5, 2014

    Most of the songs are not ready, there’s a lot of work to be down with there voice, how did man himself place before eurcle?

    • Papa Dom
      January 5, 2014

      I agree with you but I fear they will never be. Every year they wáiting for the last minute to get the same writers to give them a song and thorn there is no musicians with really good arranging skills.

    • grabber
      January 5, 2014

      from inception, calypso was never a singing contest you know people… ask ency and spider if u tink mi lie

    • Anonymous
      January 5, 2014

      What song did Comforter (Eurcle) have to get him to the quarterfinals?

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