9 selected for calypso finals; veterans Observer, Bobb among casualties

Nine have been chosen to meet reigning calypso monarch Karessah at the finals of the competition, but two-time king Observer and experienced calypsonian Bobb are not among the finalists.

Calypso critics have been closely listening to Observer’s vocals, and believe this may have cost him a spot in the finals this time around. As for Bobb, his years of experience did not make him immune to errors at the semi-finals at the Newtown Savannah. Bobb apparently sang a particular verse in his song twice.

However, Mighty Lugas and Peter Pros will get a taste of the finals for the first time.

Lugas appeared to have thrilled patrons with his performance of “Internet Children: They want it now”, a song penned by long-time writer, Ian Jackson. And Peter Pros improved his stage presence at Saturday’s semi-finals, for his song “Worst Speaker” and satisfied the judges enough to secure a place in the finals.

Dice, Soul Puss, Explosion, Tasha P, Leandra, Checker and Sye are the others who will meet Karessah in the finals of the 2011 calypso competition.

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163 Comments

  1. vincia
    February 23, 2011

    I know this is a show but it is also a competition and when ppl compete and do well they should be recornized. Here we are saying we need more positive songs with good calypso potential in my opinion lady star was good with her song belief. I fine the judges press lady star. Conrats to the 2 women but it should have been 3

  2. just passing thru
    February 22, 2011

    iagree we want to support our pips; that’s all good, even if someone try to keep their confident up, there is no need to hate like dat. i think dominica’s atmosphere is bubbling with hate and anger. ok bob flop, even if he big up himself ,idid not think he and observer songs were strong this year.make it worse the compitition was tough, but them men are good entertainers and at least they should be recognise for that. Saturday was not their nite, alright but doe get on so .the person who show up at the finals will be crown remember this is a compitition, and not a popular contest. MAY THE BEST PERFORMER WINS>

  3. shawn john
    February 21, 2011

    i think that the singer Benno should have made it to the finals… he has such a good voice and i really enjoyed his performance… the judging was not fair at all…

  4. person of the year
    February 21, 2011

    well ,,,, who sing verses over wrong,,,, zafe’ chew mells ki pon plon…..

  5. I See
    February 21, 2011

    They Stole the crown… Every judge had karessah number 1 in the second round…watch that people’s king.. The final does not need bobb…He is too full of himself..

  6. Who Don't like it lump it
    February 21, 2011

    Congratulations to all who man it to the finals good luck

  7. Anonymous
    February 21, 2011

    We Dominicans like to criticize too much. Bobbb I think you were one of the best there and was soooooo dissaopinted that you made that mistake but that is life.

    Love your song and was looking forward to hearing it at the finals.

  8. Strong Woman
    February 21, 2011

    WOMAN TIMEWOMAN TIME WOMAN TIME
    TASHA P FOR 2011 TASHA P FOR 2011

  9. I know calypso
    February 21, 2011

    The Semi Finals was a great show, SWINGIN STARS was EXCELLENT
    Judges did well, I can not complain.
    Tasha P and Soul Puss were the best on the night (i can not say who was better).
    Dice was good, i have seen him better.

    the other six calypsonians were all good but in a different class of competition.

    It is a very tight race between Karessa, Dice, Soul Puss, and Tasha P.
    I just heard Tasha P second song “WOMAN TIME” trust me the guys have
    a battle on their hand.I am a man but I suspect this year is WOMAN TIME.
    TRUST ME

  10. lypso lover
    February 21, 2011

    hear dat joke one of the organiser tell the young bull in if he want to MC in the calypso final days before the semi final and the bull get mad saying how can i MC in if i have to sing the finals i guess bull got a wrong prophecy lol ho ho i guess the organiser forsee the bull was not get thru
    aint interested that an organiser can say such things in advance

  11. kamla
    February 21, 2011

    I have been an avid calypso lover for many years, from eliminations up to the finals i have been going to the shows and it’s the first time in a very long time, that after the results at a semi-finals that the audience did not go to their homes making noise. Usually after the judges decision the savanna empties in a heartbeat, but after the results were read persons lingered, discussing, pleasantly surprised and satisfied by the judges decision.

    Hat’s off the the panel of judges at the semi-finals. You should be the judges at the Finals. Pure unbiased judging. You did exactly what Scrunter advised you to do. Judge the calypso and not the calypsonian. The show was well judged! You did not have the Observer and Bobb must be at the finals syndrome.

    • Woman time
      February 21, 2011

      Very well put Kamla. The semis was like a final night show. The judges had a tough time and I applaud them for a job well done. Bobb….it’s time you take the advise you’ve been giving others and go back to the drawing board. Tasha P…you go girl! It’s woman time. Watch out Karessa!

  12. Cousin Marilyn
    February 21, 2011

    I think that all the calypsonians tried their utmost on Saturday night. The judges decision is final and we have to respect that. Calypsonian fans need to come out the support the tents and also the climax of the show, the Calypso finals. The support for culture is critical to the continuation of the artform. Great voices, stay strong and do your best on the night of the show. May the best calypsonian win. Hope everyone attends the TENTS, both TENTS. That is where you show your commitment to CALYPSO, it is our CULTURE.

  13. Interesting...
    February 21, 2011

    Saturday night proved that one should not pre judge the calypsos, simply because you do not know what will happen on the night! I’m sure many would have said that BOB and OBSERVER would have made the finals, but who could have predicted that BOB would repeat a verse??? Or OBSERVER would fail to deliver??? Or LUCAS would put on such a stunning performance??? You just never know!!! So to all of you who have your kings in place already, there is still 2 more weeks to go before the big night…wait and see…..

  14. mouth of the south
    February 21, 2011

    why is bobb called ‘the people’s king’ i don’t understand,,, is it self-proclaimed since this title would preferebly suit dice

    • Uhuh
      February 21, 2011

      It is self-proclaimed!!

      • king maker
        February 21, 2011

        He’s the people king cuz he won the crown last year @ finals and the people knew he was robbed that’s why he was dubbed the people’s king and then echoed that sentiment in the interview after the stole the crown for Karessa

    • Out of touch
      February 21, 2011

      Oh yes, it is indeed self-proclaimed, so persons are being sarcastic when they use that term to describe him. If you would recall, after the finals last year he publicly stated in an interview that he was “the people’s king”, to the amazement of the calypso public. The guy is definitely out of touch with reality. You are so correct, Dice is the people’s king.

  15. KING
    February 21, 2011

    tight session!
    Dice have to work hard if he want that crown!

    • wonderful
      February 21, 2011

      u right

      • please
        February 22, 2011

        so right, his performance on sataurday was not the best, the only reason he made it to finals is because he is “dice”. that’s dominica for you.

  16. Songs
    February 21, 2011

    It would be nice to list the songs next to the singer’s name. Lugas and Peter Pros were listed, but I do not know the others.

    • Uhuh
      February 21, 2011

      Dice – Send Me
      Soul Puss – Be Not Afraid
      Explosion – The Ash
      Tasha P – Let Children Be Children
      Leandra – Pray for Me
      Checker – King Maker
      Sye – Long Arm of the Law
      Karessah – Fouchettes

      • Songs
        February 21, 2011

        Thank you. Much better, I can now get a better picture of what the finals is going to be like.

        The Ash…not sure I heard that one!

  17. wel wel
    February 21, 2011

    bob boy if it was me that say…………but as you can see the judges was right base on what the people say. i don’t think they boycotted you this time….so just go back to the drawing board so the you can be called in the few that are being chosen. observer say he doh want that hmmmmmmm…well we see who want who and what. is caressa we want eh…

  18. Anonymous
    February 20, 2011

    Job well done Sye…….

  19. Calypso lover
    February 20, 2011

    Ossie and Alvin did well but they must be careful in what they say about the competitors although i understood the judges do not hear them. anyway soul puss is heading for de crown so dice has to come good. caressa you not too strong with de cabinet; hope your second song is as strong as sould puss’ “Woe, Woe, Woe” because it is woe unto all of you kings and soul puss will get the crown in 2011.

  20. cruz
    February 20, 2011

    dicee all the way no matter what them say we love u diceyyy!

  21. tierra
    February 20, 2011

    So u mean de people’s king can’t even defend his crown this year?

    What a pity?

    You need to go back to the drawing board until next year!

  22. YHU
    February 20, 2011

    tasha p…u were great!

  23. Anonymous
    February 20, 2011

    The people’s king have his supporters ticking like a time bomb..

    Disappointing BOBB

  24. ROSEAU MASSIVE
    February 20, 2011

    DICE DOE SING WELL AT ALL AT ALL AT ALL!!!!
    IF HE DOE DESRVE IT THEN HE SHOULD NOT BE PUT THROUGH. DOE CHECK WAT THE CROWD THINK….
    TASHA MY GIRL AND SOUL PUSS I LOOOVVVE U AND FROM ROSEAU

  25. lady
    February 20, 2011

    King dice 2011 good show dice I love Your mUsic

  26. EQUAL RIGHTS
    February 20, 2011

    dice is my boy ,but soul pusse and keressa are from marigot and like my self we are fighters.so guys the real compition is who bringing the crown to marigot .i cant be there but i will be listening on the internet .to all finilist do your best ,there can be only one king.

  27. happy
    February 20, 2011

    Bob too full of him self

  28. Meeeeeeeeee
    February 20, 2011

    Sing with me:
    Daryl Bobb has to go, back to de drawing board
    You cannot make mistake in kaiso so, back to de drawing board..
    Cause if you do, tick, tick, tick,
    That chance at finals is going to burst…….

  29. SREYBRUNEY
    February 20, 2011

    JUS GIVE DICE HISN CROWN AN DONE WIT DAT. dICE JUS BORROW KARESSAH D CROWN AN HE COMIN BAK 4 IT!!! KING DICE TILL THE NEXT MILLENUM

    • Marigot
      February 20, 2011

      De crown coming bagk home!

      • cruz
        February 20, 2011

        marigot u dreamn that man n dicey come back u must be crazy!

    • Back to de drawing board
      February 20, 2011

      You forget Dice forgot his calypso one year! The following year his act included him returning back stage after every verse for a touch-up. I hope the judges do not think like you.

      Then again anything is possible: we have people like Ossie Lewis who calls himself a calypso critic. According to Ossie the only calypsos that are worthy are the ones written by Pat Aaron.

    • Iye
      February 21, 2011

      Dice is not all that…

      • rediculous
        February 22, 2011

        dice is all that and more than that! im pretty sure worth more than you! lye*

        • plaway
          February 28, 2011

          give the young man a break it was so boring last year without DICE and DADDY CHESS we want tight competion so cool out on the negative critic

  30. Calypso lover
    February 20, 2011

    Well done guys. Go DICE Go!

    • SO 2
      February 20, 2011

      two short man running…but KARESSA is at the front already…but lets not underestimate solpuss coming..

  31. loving
    February 20, 2011

    Well done dice you are my king just need a strong song for the finals

  32. ONE LOVE
    February 20, 2011

    how many of the KINGMAKER’s compositions are on board

    • Deep-in-thought
      February 20, 2011

      one love, maybe all he needs is one, on board…………….think about it!!!

    • truth be told
      February 21, 2011

      five

  33. WENDY JAMES
    February 20, 2011

    SOUL PUSS WE WANT THAT CROWN IN MARIGOT THIS YEAR BY ANY MEANS!!! CONGRATS. NEW JERSEY /MARIGOT CREW IS BEHIND YOU . TAKE HOME “HACKI” ALL THE WAY TO GHOST TOWN .

    • Straight to Marigot
      February 20, 2011

      No need for Soul Puss to put pressure on himself. Karessa will take care of Marigot.

  34. Calypso fanatic
    February 20, 2011

    Congrats to Peter Prosper – That old speak really needs to go.

    • stuuuuuupes
      February 20, 2011

      stuuuuuupes. in 2014. not yet. we love her….she is the master of the three blind bats…..see how day run……as for the majie from bawi

      • alas hehehehehehhehe
        February 22, 2011

        hehehehehehhehe alas that right his head is too big for his bodyu poor fellow kaka that in it.lol

  35. Adult ED
    February 20, 2011

    Unfortunately Bob’s demise was his own doing. Observer was good enough to advance and I truly believe that pre-judging impacted the judge’s decision to exclude him. That’s where I think Ozzie and Alvin whether or no they are aware have great influence on people listening to calypso including those selected to judge. They should be more professional and less bias. They have their favorites and are entitled to have favorites but they should be cognizant that it is unfair to elevate their favorites and breakdown others’ weakness. Calypso vocals come in different varieties and a more appealing voice does not entitled that person to be an automatic finalist. If someone does not have strong vocals but has a song well suited for his/her vocal range and that song is lyrically strong and this individual is able to deliver the song then he/she should not be denied a place in the finals. Case in point, Peter P not the best vocals but the song suites his style and ability and he delivered last night and so was done right by securing a place in the finals. While Observer and Young Bull in similar positions vocally did the same last night in delivering their material but were excluded. The excuse out there so unkindly promoted by the pundits is that these calypsonians vocals are the root cause. I see that as lack of consistency and transparency with judging. Dice and Tasha P will always have better vocals than their competition but their competition should not be so unfairly overlooked. Such an approach will not help promote the art form or encourage participation.
    Tasha P while she has good vocals I believe her song is more suited for a junior monarch competition. Why she gives Ozzie pimples is obvious. She is one of his favorite competitors and he makes no hesitation to promote her via the media while at the same time breaking down others. While Alvin may be right that she is a ‘budding talent’ with great potential she is in no shape or form anywhere near Dice’s level yet and should not be promoted as such. Doing so in my opinion shows a lack of respect to an artist who has and continues to elevate the art form.

    • Wait
      February 20, 2011

      For a min, I was wondering if I had a conversation with this person. This is exactly my sentiment on the matter. Ossie Lewis is toooooooooo bias to be a commentator on the show. Especially not the main voice we hear on the night of competition. For years we would not hear people like Karessa because Ossie Lewis would talk throughout his performance.

      Well I come to the conclusion that the Internet does not do us well, where the vocals are concerned because I can never see where Ossie is coming from with his descriptions.

      Tarsha P and Leandra may have good singing voices but they are not suited for calypso. That song “pray for me” just did not cut it in my books.

      Pat Aaron can take two spoons, knock them together and write “Ossie Lewis macaque” and Ossie will find it is a well-written song.

    • happy
      February 20, 2011

      Tasha P has a good voice, but her song is quite abysmal with bland basic lyrics, as mentioned by adult Ed more suitable for junior calypso.

    • stuuuuuupes
      February 20, 2011

      stop your ignorance ADULT ED. do you no the judges don’t and cannot listen to the commentaries. it is base on what they see an hear. i didnt go to the show and i eliminated observer an bobb b4 they finish signing. they were to complacent. well don judges. my top three karessa is king…solpuss and Dice one and two

    • Deep-in-thought
      February 20, 2011

      Hi Adult ED,

      have you ever considered being a calypso judge?

    • Natural Living
      February 20, 2011

      clearly you know nothing about calypso….to say tasha’s song belongs in junior monarch….you must be mad….she should win the crown…she is the only calypsonian singing on diff issues affecting our nation and not the same sad political songs…..with such clarity and stage presence….

      you, like bobb, should go back to the drawing board!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. da queen
    February 20, 2011

    i thought young bull and observer should have made it very disappointing for observer especially

    • haha
      February 20, 2011

      i think so my self. but he should not make SKERRIT say for him. lol

      • alas
        February 20, 2011

        you mean the prime minister favorite song didnt make it to the finals boy. young bull you disapoint our PM boy

    • Uhuh
      February 21, 2011

      Nice songs, but the performance on the night was not that great

  37. facha
    February 20, 2011

    We listened all the way from Alaska. Good job DBS.
    Honestly I think this year is not Dice year and the judges
    will have a tough time for the finals.
    congrats to all who made it to the semi finals.
    We will be listening.

  38. still
    February 20, 2011

    everybody judging before the show. hope u see at happen to bobb. on the night we shall see

  39. sisserou
    February 20, 2011

    Bob I think u are a great calypsonian. I have always been a fan. There is always next year Keep your head up.

  40. sisserou
    February 20, 2011

    Congrats Sye Great performance.

  41. Dominican Man
    February 20, 2011

    Congratulations! to all those who made it to the finals may the best man or woman win on the big night. but in the end i pray that all Dominicans will be the winners and bare the crown of being well behave no violence, remember the judges decision is final whether we like it or not lets ensure a celebration without crime and violence and for those who are thinking of causing trouble the police stand ready to do the job of enforcing the law of the land carnival or not who ever get arrested during carnival will have only themself to blame and will not see the outside until Thursday after Carnival. Remember You are forwarned. PEACE & LOVE to all.

  42. Pedro
    February 20, 2011

    bull consistently totally every single melody was out of key from start to finish he bull de hole song. an dice get ready to get a whooping u never see. Bob well u alone know why u mess up.

  43. yes i
    February 20, 2011

    karessa is my king. too many forks in the carbinet. lol!

    • Sunshine
      February 20, 2011

      1cup, 2cup , 3cup, 4cup…. Karessa all the way…

  44. nature girl
    February 20, 2011

    so you mean to tell me is that u do nature girl. use , abuse and dumped.you had a right no to place. Congrates to the finalist and Bob u need to go back to the drawing board.
    Observer u shouldnt use other peoples line to complement your song

    • Dice fan
      February 21, 2011

      I so agree with u nature girl. When I heard him make reference to I am their Bull Matador now, I was like “huh, what de heck is wrong with mister nah?”

  45. one life to live
    February 20, 2011

    I listen to the competition on line, i love the internet children, and worst speaker, but i must caution the singers, the get overwhelmed, by rushing the song. Some of them are ahead of the band, some sound like they had too much booze, The CD’s sound better than the actual thing. That’s my two sense

  46. Anonymous
    February 20, 2011

    The people king need to go back to the drawing board.

  47. ok
    February 20, 2011

    leave Bob alone. sorry my friend, love you still, you will bounce back, never mind.
    Congrats Dice, happy if you would take that crown. do your best, please come out swining. “do it for me.” and for Bob. love to the max. you know you are the best. show them.
    congrats every body else.

  48. moreaction
    February 20, 2011

    i hope the man in some of the people who were dishing out demands and advices will come out . bod and observer hope your interest in this year’s compitition don’t fade. support the art form and be men. the judging was good t’was tought,many are call but few are chosen,hey it’s just a compitition and to all who did not make it but take it like man and woman good jod and good luck next year.

  49. met veye
    February 20, 2011

    that was a good show tasha p keep up what u do. u sang great. love u girl

  50. Anonymous
    February 20, 2011

    congrats to lugas. we going all de way this time , nothing to forget

  51. WHO WILL WIN?
    February 20, 2011

    OBSERVER is so annoying…talk about strangled Cat!
    BOB….2 full of his self!
    The pertinent Question is people…

    WHO IS GOING TO WIN!!!!??

  52. stoney
    February 20, 2011

    soul puss is a buddy of mine he has talent which is hasnt discovered as yet!

    soul puss be careful for your personal security….recent times have proven that crazy things happen in the calypso arenas, since when calypso became a wild wild western gun slinger cowboy setting haha….must be the lyrics sinking in on those who have some much power..haha

    boy dem sound man and venue owners across de place have to beef up security…haha

    man does get crazy when the cant have it all…what a shame…

  53. r n c
    February 20, 2011

    2011 calypso king sye

  54. grand fond passay
    February 20, 2011

    congrats to u Leandra…. comming in full support at the finals .

  55. da don ymous
    February 20, 2011

    voleh! voleh! voleh! this one wasnt supposed to make it! this one was to supposed to make it! thats wat yall say right? lol just tryin to fit in

  56. DVT
    February 20, 2011

    Really maybe it is a good thing the DNO writers do not give their names because something is definitely wrong. Observer’s vocals were a problem 10 years ago, they are not a problem now. This song may not have carried him because others were better, had nothing do do with his vocals. Then De Bobb is not that experienced a calypsonian, there are guys like Man Himself who have been around way longer than De Bobb. De Bobb probably has the best singing voice, but it is no big thing he did not go to the finals. He repeated the last verse and that made him finish in last place because he would have probably lost all points for presentation and more for rendition.

  57. queen
    February 20, 2011

    well judged

  58. Brenton S Henry
    February 20, 2011

    Good judging.

  59. ...
    February 20, 2011

    you can’t keep the good DICE down

    • vina
      February 20, 2011

      amen

    • Iye
      February 21, 2011

      Dice was good……just good…nothing to shout about…..there are many who were GREAT…..It’s not going to be a walk over for Dice, as many believe…..he will have to work and work hard for that “burrowed crown” that many claim that he lent to Karessah

  60. sighs
    February 20, 2011

    hahahahaha bobb….. never fails to give us comical relief yearly… kudos to you though cuz i would have given up by now after loosing so much!!

  61. Dr.Finger
    February 20, 2011

    Good job Sye. We rocking agin this year even though I will miss it. Rest assured I will be listening.

  62. wat ..bob doe place ,..mama lol n not even obsever or dady chest ..lol
    February 20, 2011

    :-| wat ..bob doe place ,..mama lol n not even obsever or dady chest ..lol

    • The Star
      February 20, 2011

      daddy chest backed off from this years competition for personal reasons

    • ras
      February 20, 2011

      daddy chess wasnt competing

    • Want to Know
      February 20, 2011

      daddy chess did not compete…Check your facts :oops:

    • nini nini
      February 20, 2011

      daddy chess did not take part

    • still
      February 20, 2011

      are u following calypso or wat?? DF daddy chess DID NOT compete

    • alas hehehehehehhehe
      February 22, 2011

      sacrea sort u dont know daddy chess did not take part tebeah?

  63. lili
    February 20, 2011

    *singing* Daryl Bobb himself need to go back to the drawing board!

  64. Soul Puss Birthday Girl
    February 20, 2011

    Soul Puss Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I was listening from all the way in Antigua via the internet and Soul Puss you really brought it. Continue to do great things, you know we love and support you. Don’t worry with the boys at Dam, they will curse you out but I heard last night they were singing along with you and they couldn’t contain themselves after your good performance they started jumping and screaming for you.

    • Fond Cole
      February 20, 2011

      I just love Soul Puss! The way that man sings … ooh la la!

  65. Boetica
    February 20, 2011

    congrats LUGARZ and DICE.. u are from the soil and we are so proud… go and represent Dominica in the biggest show on island in respect to our culture..
    well done to the rest… no doubt everyone is satisfied with the finalist chosen

  66. Mr.
    February 20, 2011

    All that singing Bob does do in his bathroom b4 he goes to a show didn’t help him out at all. lol LOL LOL

  67. Anonymous
    February 20, 2011

    I wonder what was wrong with the people’s king?

    He uncharacteristically folded under the pressure. Pressure makes diamonds but also burst pipes.

    Bob go back to drawing board!

    At least you are the peoples king since last year!

  68. ONE LOVE
    February 20, 2011

    scrunter . . . must not MC THE FINALS

  69. come with it!!
    February 20, 2011

    as a Proffessional Bob needs to calm his nerves gets very much overwhelmed and worked up.

    you must be confident but Bob in my view wont be successful as he has that ego virus!
    take it easy!!

    success is earned its not forced onto patrons and judges bro bob, always learn that…

  70. facts
    February 20, 2011

    dice was eigth on the judges list to make it to the finals according to the judges calculations sye ,,soul puss and tasha p are stronger ..he needs a much stronger second song

    • Pedro
      February 20, 2011

      eighth he lucky, he will be 11th out of de ten in de finalszz

    • Calypso lover
      February 20, 2011

      The judges list was in random order my friend. DICE actually came 2nd.

      • oh yea
        February 20, 2011

        Was Soul Puss first? Just asking. I had him first but I could be wrong about the judges.

  71. d eyes
    February 20, 2011

    bob go back to the drawing board ..you sang your verse twice sacre sot

  72. LOVE IT AND LOIVING IT
    February 20, 2011

    DICE, SOUL PUSS, AND SYE WERE FANTASTIC!

    SOUL PUSS’ CALYPSO HAS THE STRONGEST LYRICAL CONTENT.
    I GET GOOSE BUMPS WHENEVER I LISTEN TO IT. THE MESSAGE IS STRONG AND THE MESSENGER DELIVERS NEATLY. GOOD LUCK TO ALL. I ENJOYED THE SEMI FINAL SHOW.

    LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FINALS.

    • Fond Cole
      February 20, 2011

      Oh yes… you are so correct. Just thinking of that performance brings on goose bumps.

  73. black man
    February 20, 2011

    show well judge mass camp has done it produce the best calypso so fell no way stardom better luck next time DICE THIS IS YOUR NUMBER ONE FAN FROM FOND COLE REMEMBER THE SLOGAN DICE AGAIN ? JUST BEAT THEM FOR ME

  74. devil eyes
    February 20, 2011

    congrats to all who made it to the finals……
    shame on de band for stop playin for DE KING DICE…. if he had just stop singin
    he to would b out of de race……. Dice is truly a KING

  75. lady
    February 20, 2011

    Well done Peter Prosper,a master piece song.

  76. .
    February 20, 2011

    Never wise for some else as the wise may come your way… BOB wise for people to go back to drawing board has now come full circle for him to go back to the drawing drawing board for 2012.

    The joke is now on him…….

  77. as i see it
    February 20, 2011

    I’m not surprised at the results. Self acclaimed ‘kings’ always get too confident and think they bought a place in the finals. And Observer my boy you need to go back for some more voice training.

  78. Observer
    February 20, 2011

    That competition was tight! I think the judges did well. But DNO why not a headline in a more positive light? ” how about replacing list of casualty to ” Peter Prosper and Lugas Advanced to Final!” A lot of people like Peter and his song, but not much was expecting him to derail Observer and Bob.

    • ONE LOVE
      February 20, 2011

      8-O DNO . . . . please don’t succumb to first-time HEADLINE WRITERS

    • the old bible days
      February 20, 2011

      IDIOT OBSERVER,,, WHY DONT YOU FORM YOUR OWN ONLINE NEWS MEDIUM SO YOU COULD MAKE YOUR OWN HEADLINE???????

      ALL YOU DOMINICANS ALWAYS THERE TO TELL PEOPLE WHAT TO DO WITH THERE THING….

      OBSERVER DID NOT MADE IT TO THE FINALS ,,,,,, THATS POSITIVE NEWS

  79. ashamed dominican right now.
    February 20, 2011

    soul puss in my opinion has the best calypso vocal ever.

    • Patat
      February 20, 2011

      I have to agree with you. This guy is just a natural with a mike in his hand.

      I hope he releases a compilation CD very soon. Over the years he has had many good songs. I am hoping within five years he gets a crown on his head.

  80. desie
    February 20, 2011

    KING DICE
    I LISTEN TO HIM SING IN THE SEMI FINAL AND AS A BIG FAN I WAS NOT THAT IMPRESS
    I KNOW HE CAN DO BETTER
    SO I EXPECT HIM TO SING BETTER IN THE FINALS
    BECAUSE I THINK THIS YR IS ONE OF THE TOUGHEST IN CALYPSO
    I REALLY WANT KING DICE TO WIN

    • KRYPTONITE
      February 20, 2011

      doh be afraid for Dice it ws
      as just semifinals he knew he would place so he was just taking it easy,come finals and you will see what Dice is really made of, and i know what i am talking about.

    • Calypso lover
      February 20, 2011

      The system did not do him justice at all.

  81. boy
    February 20, 2011

    I am satisfied with the judging and I must say too that the Qfm commentary team were on the ball with the predictions . They did a great job keeping me awaken during the show . Great job Matt , Carlisle !
    My king will be Caressa !

  82. ROSEAU
    February 20, 2011

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE FINALISTS. I WISH EVERYONE IN DOMINICA A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE CARNIVAL 2011.

    • Diaspora/Dominican
      February 20, 2011

      I was listening to the show and I dont know what was wrong with DICE but I just didnt feel it he wasnt with it I hope he can come back because he might be the peoples king but that’s not what it’s about someone have to be better than the reigning calypso king ” KARESSAH ” to take the crown and we cant write him off yet he is a fantastic entertainer
      .I am very proud of SOUL PUSS his song is great whenever I hear it I dance, to the nine who made it lets go all the way I cant wait.
      Congratulation to you all.

  83. musician
    February 20, 2011

    Explosion sings hardcore calypso. Real traditional calypso. We need more songs like montego bay,
    D clicnic close,we keep goin down ‘spider’, mr oliver ‘sir mens’, more slow tempo calypso……

    • Observer
      February 21, 2011

      I don’t hear a lot of people bigging-up Explosion, but I think this guy is one of the most talented calypso writers in D/ca. I listened to ChuckDust lecture on calypso, and Explosion has all the ingredients in the calypso- Serious lyrics, master at masking, good melody, and witty. Watch of for the explosion!

      Note, Karessa is still my favorite.

  84. Go do your homework
    February 20, 2011

    Yes! Yes! What a thriller that was last night. The show was fantastic and the judging superb. I can’t wait for the finals. Never been so satisfied with the semi-finals as I was last night.

  85. just saying
    February 20, 2011

    bobb is asking the government to return to the drawing board but he sang this song for himself cuz he damn well needs to go back to the drawing board.singing a verse twice,stupes

  86. soloved!
    February 20, 2011

    I love Tasha P! her song should be played alot more

    • Papa
      February 20, 2011

      Tasha P’s song and that of Lugas are timeless. They transcend colour, race, social status, geographic location etc. Both of the artists can take their song to any calypso singing country any tiem into the forseeable future and make it big because every body outside of Dominica. They “King Maker” must put his immense talent to helping his protege’s sing songs that trancsends time and place, race, culture and social economic status. Then he will be truly a ‘king Maker”.

      Bob, back to the drawing board. Observer, go back to voice traIning school. Both of you must now realize that the finals was not made for you. Coem down from your high horses. As for the ‘Young Bull” do what you would have done if the contract at DFC was given to you. You have Joined Edison in a politics of hate. Soon you will learn of what it means not to have a philosophy to asisst with the challenges that come your way. Revenge will only leave you fighting every time.

    • Possie
      February 20, 2011

      Agree

  87. THINKING
    February 20, 2011

    THIS NONSENSE MUST STOP IN CALYPSO, OBSERVER WAS GOOD ON THE NIGHT WITH A GOOD SONG, BUT HE WAS JUDGED IN THE MEDIA BY OSSIE AND CO BEFORE THE SHOW. SHAME SHAME SHAME

    • ras
      February 20, 2011

      nonsense!

      • alas
        February 21, 2011

        absolute nonsense. the judges don’t an cannot listen the the commentaries on the radio. so get your info correct. and live Ossie alone…he is the best there is for now

    • Patat
      February 20, 2011

      The judges did not have a radio next to them and lyrics was not the only judging criteria. He may have scored high in lyrics which by the way was a maximum of 35 points and it was unlikely he scored 90% of the points for lyrics. In the area of presentation though for only ten points Observer presentation was less than that of a junior Calypsonian and obviously failed to take command of the stage in his delivery of the song and as a result he scored low in clarity/diction.

      Now the melodiousness, tunefulness, and musicality of the Observer’s songs have longtime peaked and the people around him have gotten stale, much too comfortable, lazy, and need to challenge their creativity a lot more. Examine the song Sprit of we carnival/bakanal which is close to ten years old now and ask yourself honestly: when was the last time Observer wowed you or exceeded your expectations?

      To be honest Daddy Chest and Observer’s Calypsoes have not developed further since winning the crown almost ten years ago relative to that of the present King, the Dice, and Tash P. The only other old time Finalist that consistently survives is the Checker and mark my word with persons like Explosion and Peter Pros tasting Finals it will be difficult for the Checker to maintain the foregone conclusion of always appearing in the finals from 2012 and beyond.

      The Mighty Lugus was fortunate and all eyes will be on him to witness if he can deliver a second powerful song in the Finals.

      With a contender like the Soul Puss in the Finals with that highly rated vocal clarity and diction and subtle command of the stage the Mighty Lugus will likely have difficulty securing a place in the top five on the night of the finals.

    • Charmer
      February 20, 2011

      My dear, me too do not like Ossie’s commentary, but i was judging the show for myself, and i had a HUGE question mark by observer’s name. He really was out of it last night – I had to struggle to get the tune of his song, esp with the first verse.

  88. petite soufriere
    February 20, 2011

    congrats dice
    :)

  89. voice of the people
    February 20, 2011

    the word should be go

  90. voice of the people
    February 20, 2011

    Well Mr, Observer you didnt want it but the judges didnt want you either therefore you need to go back to the drawing board with the Bob.
    They said you had vocal problems so so and train and come back.

  91. cruz
    February 20, 2011

    well done sye good luck at the finals……………………wish i could be there to cheer you on never the less i will be there in spirit

  92. fed up
    February 20, 2011

    wow bob what happen to u

    • Patat
      February 20, 2011

      He sent himself back to the drawing board!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Check yourself before you check Skerrit is the lesson learned here.

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