Checko is 2012 Stardom King of the Tent

Checko in action

New comer to the 2012 calypso competition police officer Abel “Checko” Jno Baptiste is the 2012 winner of the Stardom calypso Monarch.

He won from a field of 22 competitors with his popular number “AM/PM”.

Coming in first runner up was Karessah with “Rose’ followed by Comforter with “Glory” and Hunter with “Asphalt.”

Checko  also won the award for “crowd’s favorite” song.

The Stardom Tent Calypsonians performed before a huge crowd intent on getting in the mood for this year’s carnival.

The show was held at the Sisserou Hotel.

On Thursday calypsonians from the other Tent – Mas Camp, will go head to head in a bid to claim the Mas Camp Kaiso Monarch crown.

Carnival activities are nearing the climax stage, with the major Queen show scheduled for Friday night, and the Calypso finals on Saturday at Carnival City.

Many are looking forward to the two days of street jump-up and revelry on Monday and Tuesday of next week, that’ll kick off as usual with the pre-dawn “Jouvert” jump-up on Monday morning.

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  2. lady EDNA ,in the US
    February 18, 2012

    I would like to say to each and everyone of the,Californians,that are competing for the big crown tonight,u all just stay focus and do u thing!!! And at the end of the competition….may the best man or woman, win!!! Carnival is a time to enjoy yourself!!! It not a time to be mad at the world if u singer don’t win!!! So we all are DOMINICANS,and it high time we start to support our own!!! TASHA p. Girl go out there and do your thing…checko, u the man….hunter love u!!!!! May the lord bless all of u tonight!!peace!!!!

  3. ANTICOME 2
    February 17, 2012

    Way to go Checko, do your best in the finals,just a pity i wont be there, for definitely i would be rooting for you…sorry dicey you are my favorite calypso king, :lol: but is CHECKO TIME…..

  4. mia
    February 16, 2012

    Tasha P did not compete because she is the stardom calypso tent queen…

  5. FamousK
    February 16, 2012

    Hooray for whoever is “Ambassador A”. He might make a fool of himself but he has helped put checko to the top.

    Hooooooray to the u, Ambassador A. It is time to put an injunction on yourself.

  6. Is That So!?
    February 16, 2012

    Writter..Composser..Singer..Checko you bad.Pat writes,Dice sings..This year I think you have them..ALL THE WAY CHECKO,the crown is yours in 2012.

  7. Is That So!?
    February 16, 2012

    Yes Checko you there.Don’t mind what the Ambassador say..You are the Man..New King all the way.No lawyer no injunction can stop that.Kaiso for so..Checkooo!

  8. hardlineSleek
    February 16, 2012

    You bringing three crowns to LA checko bless up

  9. DA/NY
    February 16, 2012

    I agree 100% with calypso fanatic….. We just waiting to see what happens at Mass Camp tonight.We see that Pat wants to change from what he previously announced, It is clear that Sye has gotten most crowd response. still watching

  10. concern
    February 16, 2012

    congrats to checko and karessa, i could hear that mr alvin and ausie want to give gangstar dice win even befor he perform but God is not a police.and he dnt see things like mr alvin and ausie. karessa and cheko just go there on saturday and do uall thing. i love kaiso but alvin and ausie just get on my nervse by comenting more on dice than the orthers. com on thank God they are not the judge on saturday night because there would be no show and the carnival committee would not make money because they would call out the winner befoe he perform. get it right guys and stop it.be fair!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Anonymous
    February 16, 2012

    Tasha P needs to tone down and sing without always sounding so harsh, she has an amazing amazing voice and is sooo telented but I just don’t like how she sings. Soften it up you are the only woman there !!!!!!!

  12. But How???
    February 16, 2012

    AYE CHECKO…..U HOLD DEM…TRUST ME….U DEH IN MY BOOKS….GREAT JOB

  13. Anonymous
    February 16, 2012

    Right now I am torn between two lovers, I love Checko, I love Dice and mass camp. Checko is my village folk and my cousin in addition to the FACT that he is GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!! Bro Pat and Dice, I have to jump ship. I love you guys, but Checko has me. Dice my bro don’t feel no way, you have been there done that, but it is Checko time for me. Eat your heart out Tasha P! You are a little bit too uppity for me. I do not like your combative WAR with the guys portrayal.

    • GAY HATER
      February 16, 2012

      thats calyso every artist cannot sing on the same topic no one hates dice or checko for the topics they sing on. Its time for peopke like you to understand Calypso and that there are varied writters with varied topics to give the calypso some variety. It would really be boring if you and others like you were left to decide on what topics writters can write. Thats what makes the Competition, the different topics. grow up please.

      • DPM
        February 16, 2012

        Oh my gosh GAY HATER, Anonymous only said that he/she is torn between Checko and Dice but he/she is backing Checko this time around; lighten up a bit.
        @ Anonymous re: your observation of Tasha P, I kinda agree with you. I love her to death and love her voice but whenever I hear her speak I sense a tinge of arrogance. It may sound like confidence to others but… Anyways, all the best to the competitors come Saturday night, I will be listening God wills.

    • Kaiso Fan
      February 16, 2012

      You got it sooooo right. First monarch i see things go up in her head so. The girl attacking calypsonians we and dem man not even checking the woman.She actually begging for crowd support, she knew if she had performed she would loose. Smart team!

  14. Ebony
    February 16, 2012

    Congrats to Karessah too.. He could have won that show too!

  15. FAIRNESS
    February 16, 2012

    congratulations to checko. hello why did tasha p not compete is she scared or using some form of psychology on the calypso patrons. Hhahaha competition tight, tight tight

    • not her fault
      February 16, 2012

      The reigning monach cannot compete in the tent. Per calypso association’s rule.

    • lol
      February 17, 2012

      So can we assume the same for king Dice? :mrgreen:

  16. GO CHECKO GO
    February 16, 2012

    CHECKO I LOVE YOU…… YOU ARE THE MAN!!!! GO CHECKO GO BABY

  17. Calypso fanatic
    February 16, 2012

    This letter looks like it is written by Pat or one of his hacket men.

    Pat Aaron needs to explain why he hood winked the public by saying in their opening press conference that the Champ of the Camp will be determined every night by the crowd and now Sye has gotten the most crowd response he wants to change the rule and ask DBS commentators (Ossie and Alvin) and QFM commentators (Lennox and Angelo) to judge instead. Pure shifting og the goal post. Is it because he wants his gangster king to be winner? One Video must stop in Mas Camp.

    • GAY HATER
      February 16, 2012

      FROM WHAT I UNDERSTSND THE WRITTER EXPLAINED THAT THE SONG NAME IS GANGSTA KING, NOT THE WORD YOU JUST SPELT OK. ANYWAYS I AGREE WITH YOU ONCE AGAIN WE GETTING MORE PROOF OF WHAT THE SONG SANG BY BENO IS SAYING. CHECK OUT SYES AND SOUL PUSS’SM SECOND SONGS PURE GARBAGE. COMPARE THAT TO DICE’S SECOND SONG. HE ALWAYS GETS THE BEST AND NOW A CHANGE IN THE RULES TO ACCOMOMDATE DICE AGAIN. GANSTA KING IS TRUTH FOR REAL.

      • Jules
        February 16, 2012

        That one video burn allu not true…go diceyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy we Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee you to the max!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Shotay!
        February 16, 2012

        ur name says it all..haters are gonna hate..keep on hating…hater.. soul puss got two powerful songs last year. he receive some award or recognition for song of the year? was he able to perform these songs at the finals?? if dice had the songs soul puss had last year then tasha p would not be wearing that crown…. like it or not cest kon ca y yeh…

  18. LAPLAINE IN USA
    February 16, 2012

    ha-ha! you right so i right… whoosh road march Checko… cocoa outside…you too sorte!!

  19. LAPLAINE IN USA
    February 16, 2012

    oh oh.. remix of bug her on Q95 ok Checko I applaud you again..I love it (in peto voice lol) cordi shaw-shaw LaPlaineeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee….lol

  20. Anonymous
    February 16, 2012

    Laplaineeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Good job Checko.

  21. LAPLAINE IN USA
    February 16, 2012

    Yes Checko you doing it! Congratulations on your first crown Saturday the second and major crown will be yours.

  22. ACJ
    February 16, 2012

    ay ay…checko has come a long way…From releasing a Gospel ablum titled “Blessings” to singing calypso. Wehh Abel…tsk tsk tsk

    • GAY HATER
      February 16, 2012

      WHAT IS WRONG IN SINGING CALYPSO IS CALYPSO AND TAKING PART INA CALYPSO COMPEITION A SIN? YOU GUYS LIKE TO CREATE YOUR OWN SINGS IN THUIS WORLD. CALYPSO IS BLACK PEOPLE HERITAGE AND IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CARNIVAL. THE LATTER EXISTED LONG BEFORE CALYPSO WAS BORN ON THE SLAVE PLANTATIONS IN THE CARIBBEAN. THE MAN CAN ENJOY THE ARTFORM WITHOUT COMPROMISING HIMSELF AND HIS BELIEF. DO SOME RESEARCH FOOL.

      • GAY HATER
        February 16, 2012

        CREATE YOUR OWN SINS. ( CORRECTION)

      • delhi
        February 16, 2012

        IN WHICH CARNIVAL ADD DID U SEE CALYPSO SEPARATE FROM CARNIVAL? AND WHERE DID U GET UR HISTORY? IS SINGING CALYPSO IN ANYWAY GLORIFYING GOD? AND NOT EVERYTHING WE MAKE CULTURE GOD ACCEPTS. SO DONT GO CALLING PEOPLE FOOL. JUST EXPRESS YOUR VIEWS AND LET OTHERS.

    • Hope
      February 16, 2012

      I was wondering about that myself… is he the guy who use to sing gospel? Man, what happen to singing about Jesus?

  23. RAT
    February 16, 2012

    Why was’nt Tasha P defending her crown? This is a sign of fear.

    • Proud Dominican
      February 16, 2012

      It is not a sign of fear. It has been a well established rule in stardom tent, that if the reigning national monarch is also the reigning stardom king of the tent, that as the national monarch you don’t defend your stardom crown.

      If you check back in time, it happened with Observer, hunter, as well as Karessah. No body accused them of being fearful then. Why now?

    • teena
      February 16, 2012

      mmmmm so those from mass camp not performing tonite in fear too? alas even Tasha y’all hating on, shame shame shame.

    • heehaw
      February 17, 2012

      RAt you answer is here, Tasha did not defend her crown for the same reason and Dice did not defend his. Now how you feeling? :mrgreen:

  24. Maryland USA
    February 16, 2012

    I LOVE MY PM

  25. me
    February 16, 2012

    Admin are there any pics of the show plz?i couldnt make it last night :( .thanks

  26. Maryland
    February 16, 2012

    I LOVE MY PM

  27. Lady
    February 16, 2012

    Look is now Aaron will get mad!

    • Shaunelle
      February 16, 2012

      And why will he get mag? You guys are really hilarious

  28. D/a
    February 16, 2012

    Give me the pm wen it cool,wen you sharing all ur goods..bad track that Must Win,that rock pipers step too bad two days ago!!!

  29. Anonymous
    February 16, 2012

    GO CHECKO GO!

  30. Piedra
    February 16, 2012

    COngrats to the CHecko , ambassador A would be buzzing in vexation

  31. February 16, 2012

    Congrats CHECO great job well done. Good performance, just remain focus no matter all the negatives , i believe that you have all it takes to win that crown come saturday night. Good luck stay bless

  32. juice
    February 16, 2012

    congrats bro i’m proud of u;
    good luck in finals.

  33. DD
    February 16, 2012

    Congrats Checko!!!!

  34. Original Eagle-Eye
    February 16, 2012

    YEAH congrats CHECKO!!!!

  35. Law Enforcement
    February 16, 2012

    Congrats to you my colleague, my course mate. I will be there on saturday to support you. Go for it Bro.

  36. Your Past Schoolmate
    February 16, 2012

    Well done Checko congrats go for it on saturday good luck I love my PM.

  37. doh tie me
    February 16, 2012

    well now d ambassador will toofay!! :lol: :lol:

  38. MOT
    February 16, 2012

    Wow….I listened via radio. Although Checko’s song is popular, I thought that Scrunter would have at least placed. His song was catchy, together with his presentation.

    • Mate
      February 16, 2012

      But you listened via radio so how do you know how he presented it? Hmmm…..

    • KAISO-LOVE
      February 16, 2012

      Yes I agree! Scrunter sounded good.

  39. Envar
    February 16, 2012

    Head for the crown my bot that’s yours this year…and i want the PM to be on stage

    • Met Yo
      February 16, 2012

      it seems you have not listened to the lyrics of the song well…you want allu PM on stage. The song exposing all his tricks…lol

  40. DA to the bone
    February 16, 2012

    congratulation to all you you guys great job

  41. langsal
    February 16, 2012

    Let’s go checko, u wil definitely b get d crown on saturday night

  42. blessed
    February 16, 2012

    Thanks to MR A for making you famous………….. :lol:

  43. Ras B
    February 16, 2012

    Checko getting primed for the Main event cause we done know sey, he have de Road March. Enjoy your popularity this season young man, It is not guaranteed. So marsh the house down during the finals, don’t be distratced by the nay sayers and the ambassadors. Remember that behind every dark cloud, there is a silver lining, enjoy your silver lining. Practice, practice, practice, learn your songs well so that come finals night there will be no messing up with forgetting your lines or singing out of tune. I know there will be a number of people trying to talk with you and interview you but please rest your voice so that we your supporters will not be disappointed.

  44. Phenomenal Woman
    February 16, 2012

    Congrats to Chekko and good luck with finals

  45. Anonymous
    February 16, 2012

    congrats Checko! :-D

  46. February 16, 2012

    CHECKO) A AMBASSADOR help was great no way can they keep a good man down GO CHECKO SING YOUR SONG ON SATURDAY I think the man feel little EXSUBARANT

  47. yout
    February 16, 2012

    you said you could do it and i believed in miracles!!!!

    go all de way checkooooo!!!!!

  48. dollar fren
    February 16, 2012

    I knew that tune “We Love d PM” would win!

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