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.
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is time we change to Soca – Calypso days over… let the Carnival costumes, melodies, flare, music ,crowd..hype, gyration pyrotechnics take over the Show too much waiting for a man to forget his lines..its carnival people..it should be a one round show..After watching the International Soca Monarch i find the First round was …stupes!!…Machel Montano won 2,000,000 ,while we grumble over 20,000…i want to seat and watch calypso , standing is for Soca.
Karessa or Soul puss, Ah Fuh Awii Massive in sxm full support, make us proud much love to both of you, to all the others performing tonight good luck.. Marigotttttt we rolling!!!!!
Karesa. Job well done great performance, better luck next time.
After listening to the show….
No one performed to dephrone the King….
Woman time not in Man Calypso…Good Songs, Good Performance, but not enough….Karessa should retain his crown..
If Dice doesn’t win it will be a clear cut robbery… the guy is phenomenal throughout, though I was rooting for TashaP, I got to be fair..
Dice came 6 in round 1; Soul
Puss sang verse 4 for verse 2 and still sang verse 2 twice in his second song. were you listening?
Based on the semi-final performance, Dice should have been out. Young Bull had a better performance that night. God is good all the time. Dice has a team woking with him. Karessa thinks for himself. HATS OFF TO KARESSA. He is a very HUMBLE individual. I think it was fair to give Tasha P the crown, since Dice did not deserve it, and would be extremely bias to crown him over Karessa. LET IT BE!!!!!! There will be an answer to all the unfairness in Dominica.
Is WomanTime tonight! then Dice, Then Lougars, Sye, Checker in whatever order.
does anyone have a website to watch the show??????????
Lord Karessah all the way…………………..
As if Soul Puss repeated himself – mister was my king eh!
numusiczone.com but they started charging $20 after the first round.
comeseetv.com not sure about the quality and yep, they are charging too.
SOUL PUSS IS KING
THEN DICE FIRST
THEN TASHA P SECOND
THEN KARESSAH THIRD
Dice great both rounds come on
Tasha Second song was flat
I don’t think you were at the show
This is so sad Peter Prosper forgot the words to his song I love calypso and this made me sad.
don’t care what the results are…but Tasha P rocked Let Children be Children….no other competitor can touch her voice….the girl is just good!!
3am, but hooked up listenin to the show in London.. good luck to all… next year I’ll be there!
what’s the website ppl?
I there listening to Scrunter play MC and it occured to me that Scrunter felt he had more to gain from mc-ing that competing so he claim calypsonians were to political this year and stepped down. hahahaha. Liar Scrunter!
unlike other smaller islands to dominica that bring there shows live on the net it is sad that our shows cannot be vewed for the world to see,com on we can do better than that, please bring the bloody shows live.
i dont live here, where or which of de website i can c the live calypsp final
anyone knows how i can watch this live
Karessa first song, is good, but I am not very excited about it, but his second song is the bomb- melody, lyrics – the variation in the composition is just really really good. I think explosion is lyrically one of the strongest. Dice’s song is nice tune to dance on, by I don’t think it is among the best songs this year. I am not familiar with his second. Tasha P got a lovey voice, but I think her calypso is over-rated. Good lyrics, but the wit and all the flavor in a good calypso…I dont think it have that – I think with better songs she can go places. But with all the hype she is getting, and will not be surprise if that influences the judges to put her way up, or maybe even monarch. Soul Puss got a good song – I think he has improved quite a bit.
observer your analyse is good as I listen to the show their were mistaks all around but the show was good they all had good songs epecially those with the messages as far as I am concern I do believed tjhe song that took Tasha P to the top was ” Let children be children” that song said it all it was a warning to PARENTS they have to take better care of their children, another was “Dont be afraid” song but Soul Puss had a great song but he messed up and now he comes up with this nonsense about “forces” just admit he let down a lot of folks who bel;ieved in him and leave it there stop trying to come up with excuses .
The crown went to the person who did it right Dice wasnt at his best the King the same I will have to agree it was women time.
does anyone know where i can watch the calypso on the net?
karessa all the wayyy .. .. i neeeed a link pple please … anyone got a link to view livee ???
1 RUNNER UP TASHA – P
2 RUNNER UP DICE
KING SOUL PUSS
3 PLACE CHECKER
Yes Soul Puss all the way let us see if the judges will do any better tonight I will be listening
Soul puss is King
Big tings ah go on tonight boss.
Dice, Karessa, Tasha P and one more will make up the top four calypsonians for 2011.
Explosion no doubt has two very good songs with strong lyrics and melody across both songs.
While I am very impressed with the Old Speaker by Prosper , his second song lacks in the melody department though the lyrics is fairly witty; Prosper will not make it in the top four places tonight.
Will there be blunders by performers tonight that would make the judges work easier? I certainly hope not.
Now, I am force to mention that looking over the season and in particular over the tent performances that there was a lot of time wasted concentrating on just one song by most of the calypsonians; balance could have been achieved if performers wrote their own songs or gave greater input into their song selections generally.
does anyone know the internet website for live visual streaming of the calypso finals please!!
Peanuts, check, rum check, coconut water and gin check….food check……computer and speakers check ok DNO thanks for all the updates we will be listening live. Next year God’s willing we will be there in the flesh. Good luck to all….. I have my favorites I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
No competition…………Dice got dat in the bag
I use to support dice but he is a lost cause..he not getting my vote..karressa or my girl Tasha good luck
I wonder whether carressa feels intimidated by Dice……………………………………it seems like Dice is back to take his crown.
I would really like Tasha P to win! Woman run things in a day like today!
IT’S WOMAN TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MARIGOT WE GOING TONITE,SOUL PUSS OR GREG, JERSEY ONBOARD FULL SUPPORT GUYS MAKE US PROUD, MAKE MARIGOT PROUD,GOOD LUCK
yes marigot it going tonite
Yes I, the most anticipated show. Will be listening in the usvi
gud luck soul puss!