Four out of calypso competition

Scrunter is out of the calypso competition this year
Scrunter is out of the calypso competition this year

It is official.

Four well-known calypsonians will not be participating in the 2014 Calypso Competition.

On Friday officials at the Dominica Calypso Association confirmed that Electra, Scrunter, Karessa and Rachel have informed them that they are unable to compete in the Quarter Finals slated for Saturday night.

Since they are unable to compete in that leg of the calypso competition, they are out for the entire season.

DNO was told that Scrunter is out of state while Rachel will also be away on what has been described as “work related matters.”

Karessa is presently in Australia on educational endeavors and won’t be able to compete.

Electra told DNO that she had no particular reason for not competing in the event but pointed out, “I had some other obligations, so I had no time to prepare for the competition.”

However her message to her fans and friends is that she will “hopefully” be returning next year.

This development opens the door for reserve calypsonians from the elimination round to compete in the Quarter Finals.

They are Jay Dee, Alisha, Sugar S and the Mighty Picky.

The Quarter Finals of the competition will be held at the Newtown Savannah.

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27 Comments

  1. thank u
    February 1, 2014

    thank you sandy for changing your mind. I for one did not want to hear you.. (clears throat) ..sing

  2. Anonymous
    February 1, 2014

    Scrunter retire again? hope is the final

  3. Anonymous
    February 1, 2014

    Can someone tell the Nation Station they are off the on the net since this Morning. We need to listen to the calypso tonight.

  4. ##D.A.##.
    February 1, 2014

    Calypso is here to stay. Lets get on with the show.

  5. Really? Seriously?
    February 1, 2014

    Picky? I In Dat! Back For Another Year!!!

  6. 4CARS
    February 1, 2014

    Shat pas la wat ca bi bal…

  7. Pestle
    January 31, 2014

    Scrunter out of ideas this year.. Well Elektra sure had to pull out cuz look what Song de Daddy has. There was no way she wld have gotten something better. I say they bankrupt on ideas..

  8. on deployment.
    January 31, 2014

    Picky brother,you have all the support from all the 2 dominicans here in Afghanistan.Bring it home brother

  9. ?
    January 31, 2014

    Is Sandy and Ghost taking part? DNO did not mention the two.

  10. Legit
    January 31, 2014

    No great tunes..its just recycled lyrics and plywood melodies..C’mon music writers be creative.

  11. Practical
    January 31, 2014

    Karessa is the only one worth missing. Sorry!

  12. Anonymous
    January 31, 2014

    Welcome Mighty Picky & Jay Dee!

    • Anonymous
      January 31, 2014

      LOVE YOU PICKY

  13. PICK fanatic
    January 31, 2014

    Picky can win the crown this year all he needs is a second song this year. I even heard that he has a bomb of a second song that will/might be sent to him via his writer ( imagine dat ) in a few weeks time.

    All d way with Picky just study your head we need a new king!!!! After 46 years its PIcky time judge his song not him .

    • forreal
      January 31, 2014

      i second de motion,enough of dice one style,no variations,every year is the same type of upbeat tempo,nothing really classical,calypso nowadays have nothing to compare,like back in the days of NC,SOLO,SPIDER

  14. Anonymous
    January 31, 2014

    Diceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee again

    • Anonymous
      February 1, 2014

      There is nothing new about Dice, his lyrics are always political. Enough of that already. Show some versatility so that he can move into the regional and internet arena. Beside his good vocals, it’s redundant. Really time for a change move on from the dice.

  15. warrington
    January 31, 2014

    AA BOY scrunty u stop some of them WOMEN from coming down for de HAPPINNESSS, we :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

  16. madamme Butterfly
    January 31, 2014

    AND… Sandy left the country and pulled out? that makes 4…

    • Anonymous
      January 31, 2014

      no way

    • Anonymous
      January 31, 2014

      sandy wasten taking no one spot.that why it only four.

  17. Anonymous
    January 31, 2014

    That is to bad I was heading home from California, so now I will have to cancelled my flight.

    • Bogoroy
      January 31, 2014

      Lol! Uhhuh.

    • Anonymous
      January 31, 2014

      Who cares!

    • lol
      January 31, 2014

      You lie i say! you wasnt go no where!

  18. cochon terre
    January 31, 2014

    woy! woy!well all of pat artist place sure in the finals

  19. Tyre hit de road
    January 31, 2014

    Best wishes to them in their endeavors …Some others will full the gap …Bless up too all !!

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