Father, son, daughter among 2015 semi finalists (with photos)

Black Diamond, Sting Ray, Explosion
(l-r) Black Diamond, Sting Ray, Explosion

For the first time in Dominica, three members of the same family have been selected to compete in the semi final round of the Dominica Calypso Association (DCA) calypso competition.

Joey “Explosion” Lloyd, his son, “Black Diamond” and  daughter, “Sting Ray” performed in the quarter final round which was held on Saturday night and have been included in the 20 who will move on to the semi-final.

The other semi finalists are: Karessa, Lady Star, Allisha, Comforter, Vigilante, Daddy Chess and Superior Picky. The rest of the line consists of De Professor, The Bobb, Bouple, Chris B, Jammer B, Observer, Jay Dee, Lugas, Hunter and Young Bull.

The calypso semi final is scheduled to be held on the 31st of January.

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37 Comments

  1. FRIENDOFALL
    January 20, 2015

    My favorite calypso for 2015 is the Daddy Chess song Politics is Calypso…… Director of the Stardom tent, Mr. Letang, made the comment in a radio interview, that the calypsoes were too political but it was clear with Daddy Chess’ song why they are and “HISTORY” of calypso will be there to inform the generation in 2065 what happened politically in “My Lovely DOMINICA” in 2014. Calypsonians not withstanding what happened with Checko last year, you are still free…. just be smart….. be like Caressa…. we done know everything already…. just be smart how you put it on the record.

  2. Supporter
    January 19, 2015

    Congrats Professor

    The Almighty has blessed you with multiple talents and brains. Go for the finals and many more in life. We are all there with you my brother. Don’t listen to the negative comments. Many people like to say things about other people but never like people to say things about them, their family or political friends. It is what it is. Sing it my brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Doc. love
    January 19, 2015

    During the campaign season relating to general elections, Hon Lennox Linton received endless blows from DLP supporters, kamala, crazy and de Ambassador. De Ambassador was relentless in his attack on Hon Linton. He was heard on radio and even wrote bad things about Hon Linton on a local news paper. He was called uneducated, he was called a bully, he was called a high school drop out. When he first entered politics in September 2013, he made an honest statement that he was a political novice, in December 2014, he was still called a novice. Hon. Linton took his blows from all them supporters in particular De Ambassador, like a gentleman. Hon. Linton must be really enjoying the calypso season, especially the calypsos of Caressa, Blouplay, Young Bull and in particular, Picky. According to my granny, ” what goes around, comes around.” :lol:

    • real possie
      January 19, 2015

      @ Doc Love, all what the man said about Linton was it false? does he have a high school diploma? did Linton go to college? is Linton not a novice? now sir can you please show me a video of A sleeping with another man, you see where the problem lies.

      • Doc. love
        January 19, 2015

        It is better to be considered a fool, or to be called a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubts. :mrgreen:

    • TALK IS CHEAP
      January 20, 2015

      too much matt. get a brain cell

  4. mine
    January 19, 2015

    People stop using God in untruthful song. Lord help them becuase they don’t know better.

  5. The Evangelist
    January 18, 2015

    DNO, as The Evangelist you know I don’t publicly attend Calypso Show, although there is no difference between it and those Maypwee Show my party held. My point is, since I don’t attend Calypso show I do not know who these people are, although I think I saw two of them in some of our DLP events. You told us is a family comprised of father, son and daughter and you went on to give us his full name ‘Joey Lloyd’ AKA “Explosion”, but you did not give us the names of son and daughter. You only gave us what I believe is their calypso name. Their full name would help because sometimes they are our former school mates, church brethren, or people we may have crossed path with and their name my just send a refresher to us. By the way DNO, was Skerrit or any of his church pastors or priest serve as judge?

    • Royette Laurent
      January 19, 2015

      Jamaal “Black Diamond” Lloyd and Rhea ” Sting Ray’ LLoyd

  6. power
    January 18, 2015

    you can see how politics and calypso goes hand in hand.Pat the Opposition got 6 in simi and Stardom the leader got 14 what a ting.as daddy chest right say .it is what it is.

    • real possie
      January 19, 2015

      @ power you out your mind? with the six you talking about who wrote all their songs was it not Pat? and who wins the crown all the time is it not Dice? do you all think before you all write?

  7. B Diamond Fan
    January 18, 2015

    Congrats to the Black Diamond on making it to the Semi Finals… Thought the song may not be a political one but happy that u can take any masterpiece from ur dad and turn into one of great kixx.

  8. Royette
    January 18, 2015

    Congrats to the Lloyd Family on beng the first family to make it to the Semis, must say a job well done. especially the sting ray on giving an exceptional performance. One of the best performance for the evening. Wish u guys the best at the Semis and wish that u all make it to the Finals

  9. zamm
    January 18, 2015

    Have not heard all the calypsoes, but those given a listen are absolutely fantastic. De whole package is a bomb. Bob, boplay, the explosion, young bull are all big tunes. Karessa is also very good. Have not heard the ladies but yakima n my dear lady starr are good contenders everytime.
    The winner this year should get a toyota n a house or 100, 000 dollars. Its high time calypsonians get their due.
    Camypso is the people” parliament so please pay them.
    A Toyota loool, not for bouplay. If Bouplay is crowned kinf don’t give him a Toyota bouplay en, Give him a Nissan noah or ambi.
    But may the best person win. A HOUSE, TOYOTA OR 100, 000. This government had millions campaigning so let them pump money into the art form…
    According to bobb, u never know, or de bouplay, Toyota. Explosion put de brakes on demmm.

    • mine
      January 19, 2015

      Yes in life we never know but singing of a dying man asking God for a second is no joke. Who ever wrote this song wish bad for others but many times it comes right back at us. Yes is calypso everyone has to die but some of us don’t have the chance to beg fo a second chance. It’s true we never, never know.

  10. Bradam
    January 18, 2015

    Joey I am proud of you all. Keep up the good work. May the good God see you all through.

  11. Too Hot to Handle
    January 18, 2015

    I am extremely proud of Sting ray… beautiful voice and she sang with command… Go StingRay go go..
    Jamma sounding vintage Trini…. great delivery… but the calypso of the night was Booplay … Toyato… I laughed until I cried…. That is what calypso is all about,.. the wit… I also loved Hunter, Caressa, Daddy Chess and Chris B
    This year there are some very good calypsoes….
    However, some have continued with their monotonous lamentation …like Soul Puss, De Bob and even Dice… same reharshed……lyrics… do it like Jamma man… Labourite or Workers both enjoyed last night…. Ca;lypso is a unifying force….

  12. Marguerite
    January 18, 2015

    Do you have any pics DNO, I want to see the pink pants!

  13. Marguerite
    January 18, 2015

    Congratulations to all. Its time Soup Puss come up with something different. He cannot sound the same every year. Great voice-wrong calypso.

  14. Me
    January 18, 2015

    congratulations to the Lloyd family.

  15. January 18, 2015

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Well this is a very talented family but I really think that Black Diamond is the most talented from that family. He(Black Diamond) is a true Soca Artist and he reminds me of Scrunter from Trinidad & Tobago. He needs to join a Soca camp In T&T to further develope his craft because the money is in Soca not Calypso a specially Political Commentary.

  16. January 18, 2015

    What happened to the vone Dice

    • haha
      January 18, 2015

      Go read your proverbs. He gave sandy his place so she can start from the semies.

  17. UptownFunkYouUp
    January 18, 2015

    That’s an amazing achievement, they should be proud!!

  18. Doc. love
    January 18, 2015

    Many calypso fans are asking why were Leona and Soul Puss left out of the twenty finalists. Blessings would say, it is a simple case of vendetta. How can you can you select Iris to be a calypso judge and expect a different result. I predict, if Iris is a judge during the semi finals, Explosion, Black Diamond, Jammer B, Bouple and Young Bull will have to try next year. :mrgreen:

    • DC
      January 18, 2015

      Soulpuss? Seriously? Did you listen to the song? The music, lyrics are very similar to previous songs. He was certainly fairly judged. For crying out loud! Really?

    • kaiso Fan
      January 19, 2015

      You know nothing about Kaiso so don’t say anything!

  19. DC
    January 18, 2015

    Great! Very talented family. I love The Black Diamond, wish he had a more powerful song. The Picky is strong this year. Picky, please start working on your second song, with great execution, you are a sure finalist. I believe you need to use less of the “relax” and hold it there rave. It is a bit too much, get enough rest, strong second song, you will be good to go. Hahaha

  20. January 18, 2015

    History will be mad in Dominica calypso

  21. The Impression
    January 18, 2015

    For the Llyods, if the uncle was a competitor, there could have been 4. Delivery was good there.
    It was a tight show. It was so tight that it would have been good if there was a tie at least at position 20, so that another cadidate could have got a chance. But, it is what it is. However, from pass experience, I think positions 21, 22, & 23 should continue practicising hard and heavy, even their both songs, in case there are drop outs……you never know.

    • The Impression
      January 18, 2015

      My cousin ostrich wiles and I are new members of the fast growing Pastor Bull Church. After he docked me in to the water, he said do you see Gad….Yes. Pastor gave ostrich 6 docks before he could see Gad. After each dock pastor had to stretch his neck longer and longer. On the 4th neck-stretch his head hit a big stone on the river bed..Do you see Gad? he said I see an incident, an accident and an apology sign. On the last dock…..do you see Gad? He said I see the holy trinity. Pastor Bull prayed for him intensely only to realise he was a different specie of mammals.
      Love you Pastor. Do you accept donations?

  22. unfair
    January 18, 2015

    History in the making. Work hard to make it to the finials guys. Although karresa is my king

  23. January 18, 2015

    Now I can say dominica needs a whole lot of prayer. God in calypso? What a sacrilege. I was listening to the show but, after hearing this song I said this is going to far…..I hope this one is not the pm that do that.

    • haha
      January 18, 2015

      @fly by night, are you a soukoyant or the next loogawo meme or an owl or a bat?

  24. January 18, 2015

    Congrats cuzooo that’s the way to go. All the best for the semi finals.

  25. Mamizoo
    January 18, 2015

    My only dissatisfaction is Beo who had top lyrics, nice melody and Good voice. He has great potential and I hope he is not discouraged.

  26. mine
    January 18, 2015

    There are surprises in calpyso.

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