St. Lucian among newcomers in DCA calypso quarterfinal this year

A St. Lucian national, who goes by the stage name of Bingo, is among three newcomers who received a nod from the judges at the eliminations of the Calypso competition this year. The other two are the Mighty D, who is the grandson of Dominica’s longest performing calypsonian, the Pickey and gospel artiste-turned calypsonian, Nicole “Abiyah” Christian.

The show was held at the Strip at L’alay Coco on Saturday night. Twelve calypsonians made it through to the quarterfinal. The other nine are Haxey, Enlightener, Soul Puss, Lady S, Sour Sour, Omee, Picky, Inciter and Trend Setter

Prine of Peace, Lulu, Mysteries, Nadur and Triumph were selected as reserves.

The quarterfinal of the Dominica Calypso Association (DCA)-organized 2020 calypso competition will be held on January the 23rd.

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  1. just saying
    January 6, 2020

    I think before the eliminations some songs upon registration should be discarded. Then the eliminations would be more competitive and not so long.

    • Pipo
      January 6, 2020

      Good idea, they should make shortlist and weed out those that have little chance of winning. I don’t know how that would stop political, social or religious bias though and cut freedom of speech but we have to trust the panel If it comprises members of all sectors of the community. One thing is sure, we must shorten that long show, it getting too tedious.

    • Galileo
      January 7, 2020

      What you are suggesting is a pre eliminations to do just what eliminations is necessary for. I guess after a few years of going with your suggestions we will have a pre pre eliminations. I wonder when will it stop.
      Please leave the thing as is. Eliminations is fun and laughter for the most part and there are several people who look forward to that show. After this we get into serious calypso competition. I think it is a nice way to start and an integral part of the whole process.

  2. Me
    January 6, 2020

    We have our own Bingo, Lord Bingo of Gaylord fame.

  3. Galileo
    January 6, 2020

    I must say that I was very impressed with sour sour and certainly wasn’t surprised that he went through. Generally, the competition was great and we got what we expected. Congratulations to all.

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