Thirteen move on from 2017 calypso eliminations to quarterfinal

Newcomers, Phael “Healer” Lander and Stephan, a  Trinidadian living in Dominica, are among thirteen calypsonians who have been selected to advance to the quarterfinal of the 2017 calypso competition. The thirteen were chosen from among sixty-two calypsonians who participated in the elimination round which was held at the Harlem Plaza on Saturday night, January 7, 2017.

The thirteen comprise: JD, Comforter, Chris B, Leona, Trinity, Mighty Ohme, Genius, Tasha P, Healer, Tronada, Third Eye, Stephan, and Nacheal.

Five reserves were also chosen. They are: Haxey, Della, De Clarke, B. O. Bradley and Judgement.

The 2017 quarterfinal is scheduled to be held on January 28th.

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  1. Why You Grudging Me For
    January 9, 2017

    Mr. Daryl Bobb, Observer and Hunter, please it could be $1 I paid for the show I deserved to have a covering over my head at your event. It’s like inviting me to the flu finals. I still enjoyed the show anyway.

  2. Doc. Love
    January 9, 2017

    A reporter wants to start a controversy because he believes
    that a calypso is directed at him. In the beginning of the calypso, the calypsonian makes it plain he has changed his nationality from Dominican to Jamaican. A Dominican would say call me, but a Jamaican would be say something which sounds like carl I, meaning call me. Where is the controversy in the calypso.

    • Tjebe fort
      January 9, 2017

      Man that so called journalist is bereft of humour. When i hear him with Matt i always think of Batman and Robin. Guess who is Robin. he thinks is about him they are singing? Tjupes, he has too high an opinion of himself.

  3. January 9, 2017

    Glad to see some veterans like “Tasha P, Tronada,and Third Eye” are still around :lol:

  4. Calypso Lover
    January 9, 2017

    Great Show….Great Performances…. Quarter Finals standard. The show also ended early at 2:30am. The patrons enjoyed the show.
    Good Luck to all the Calypsonians.

  5. Please
    January 9, 2017

    Stephan and Nacheal are newcomers too.

    Admin: Thanks for your observation. You’re right about Stephan but Nacheal performed at the eliminatiions last year.

  6. Fan
    January 9, 2017

    I would like to suggest that calypsonians should be asked to send in their calypsos, say around November, and a panel of judges would listen to the songs at their leisure and select the best to proceed to the eliminations round. 62 calypsonians in one night is absurd.

  7. SN
    January 8, 2017

    62 Calypsonians? Are they serious? Suggestion: Divide calypsonians into tents and have judges attend the tent performances to select worthy performers for participation in the quarter-finals which should have no more than 24 singers, with 15 going to the semi-finals.

    • Tjebe fort
      January 9, 2017

      Eh carcon, we have eighteen ministers for a small country and you want to reduce the number of calypsonians. Let them compete, good or bad just like our ministers. trouble is we do not quarter final for ministers.

      • MI
        January 9, 2017

        Thats the reason why allu still in opposition making everything political. Use the RS MP as a template for effective opposite representation.

  8. Riviere
    January 8, 2017

    I don’t see any familiar names here. Am I just getting old or is calypso in DA going through a change?

    • Lulu
      January 8, 2017

      Maybe you are one of those who only attend finals….If you go to eliminations every year then these names should be familiar

    • life is sweet
      January 9, 2017

      I support the tents being used as the stage for selecting the quarterfinalist, that will get our Calypsonians to star working earlier on their material and also will start our competition earlier. Also Genius is actually Jerd Dorsete and the young lady Nasheal is a former Junior Monarch. I cant understand however, how Alisha did not make that thirteen but I am not a judge and these folks don’t answer questions. Lets all enjoy what the various writer’s contributed to the competition and remember its a competition is not cumbaya we come to hear.

    • q
      January 9, 2017

      Or maybe you just not a calypso fan, cause the only new names I see there are Phael Lander (who was a competitor in the junior calypso monarch for a couple of years, B.O Bradley, De Clarke and Judgement.

    • mary mary
      January 9, 2017

      All semifinalist of the previous year automatically go to quarter final. So you may hear some of the more familiar names then.

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