Four former monarchs in 2018 calypso semifinal

Dice(top) (l-r)Scrunter, Tasha P, Observer. Photo credit: Zaimis Olmos

Four former monarchs, Dice, Tasha P, Scrunter and Observer will be part of the line up at the semifinals of this year’s calypso competition.

After years of absence from calypso competition, three-time monarch, Scrunter, appeared to have convinced the judges with his song, “Scrunter must go back” delivered with his usual antics and showmanship.

The four are among twenty who were chosen in the quarterfinal round which was held at the New Town Savannah on Saturday 13th January.

The other semifinalists are Third Eye, Comforter, Checko, Trendsetter, Jamma B, Haxey, Lugars, Checker, Genius, Stefan, Bobb, Sye, Chris B, Jaydee, Shadow Flow and Alisha.

No newcomer made it to the semifinals this year.

Hundreds of calypso fans braved the pouring rain and muddy conditions at the New Town Savannah to witness the quarterfinal battle.

On January 27th, in the semifinals, the selected calypsonians will joust for a place in the final eleven to meet reigning monarch, Karessa.

The grand calypso final will be held on February 10.

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8 Comments

  1. Daily Bugle
    January 17, 2018

    Supporting Jaydee all the way. We love our china man.

  2. Dominica
    January 16, 2018

    Every year the judges overlook Mas Eruption….Where does Comforter come on that list. He talked through the whole song like he was doing a surmon; his melody was weak, he was just out of it.

  3. thethingswesay
    January 15, 2018

    Meanwhile the majority of the attendants dont even have roof over their head. But they out drinking and partying.

    • mine
      January 15, 2018

      They went to the show on their free will. you should give them credit for not letting Maria taking their sanity away.

    • marie-claire R Skerrit
      January 16, 2018

      No your party nah that running things so why you out there talking trash labour powder

  4. Calypso Fanatic
    January 15, 2018

    Genius was very weak plus he fumbled badly. Shame on the judges for putting Genius through the next round. The judges must stop judging personalities and they need to judge the calypsonians on the night. I feel sorry for Lady S and Mandisa. These ladies were way better than many calypsonians who made the next round. Big up King Dice you was way way above the other calypsonians. King Karessa is very uneasy this year with you King Dice. Big up also to Tasha P, Observer and Bibb

  5. January 15, 2018

    That’s very try we have to ask the government for more time, so we can get our materials overseas. Diasporas needs more time…

  6. January 15, 2018

    Government of Dominica we need more time on duty and tax free on building materials.. six months is not enough. Is only now we start to get some monies from the insurance…

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