Chairman of the Stardom Calypso Tent, Norman Letang of the Stardom Tent has brushed aside comments made by some following the crowning of newcomer Sheldon “De Professor” as Stardom King of the Tent on Wednesday night.
Many had opined that a newcomer cannot compete for the title, but Letang told Dominica News Online (DNO) the such claims are untrue.
“There is no rule or law saying that Calypso newcomers cannot perform at the Monarch of the Tent competition,” he stated. “It used to be that way few years ago but we have shoved that.”
He noted that any Calypsonian who is a member of the Tent is eligible to compete.
“Checko won his first year in the Tent, so De Professor isn’t the first person,” Letang noted.
Meanwhile, Letang stated that the Tent has been having a very good year.
“It has been growing and every Tent has been bigger than the last,” he noted.
Letang revealed that last night’s Tent was one of the biggest.
“I expected that crowd, I knew we were going to have a huge crowd,” he noted. “Most important of all the show was very enjoyable.”
The show took place at the Sisserou Hotel.
De Professor, 19, was able to impress the judges to beat 18 other competitors for the crown.
He has been crowned Junior Monarch three times and is one of the Calypsonians who will be aiming to dethrone King Dice on Saturday night at the Calypso final.