The Calypso final is set for tonight at Carnival City where reigning calypso monarch Karessah is to defend his crown.
The show is expected to begin at 8:00 p.m.
Going head to head with Lord Karessah is four time calypso king and heavy weight Dice,the versatile Tasha P and other talented contestants which include Checker, Explosion, Leandra, Lord Lugar, Peter Prosper, Soul Puss and Sye.
Lord Lugas and Peter Prosper 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 the semi-finals, for his song “Worst Speaker” and satisfied the judges enough to secure a place in the finals.
But all eyes will be on Tasha P who has taken the calypso arena by storm when she captured the Calypso Queen crown and emerged as the winner in the Stardom of the Tent competition. Will she create history by winning three titles in one season?
We will just have to wait and see!
Meanwhile head of the Calypso Association Kelly Williams said today that the level of calypsos put on this year have helped attract more calypso fans to the various events despite economic challenges worldwide.
“I feel the spirit, just like when we have a big year in calypso that people are really interested, so I think it’s the general feeling of life in Dominica. We know that things all about not rosy,” he said.
Leandra will perform first, Sye will follow at the number 2 position, Karessa will come on stage third, Explosion is fourth in line, Prosper will perform at number five, longest serving calypsonian Checker is at number six, Mighty Lugars is at number seven, Tasha P comes at number eight, four-time king Dice number nine and Soul Puss number ten.