Twelve for calypso quarterfinal

Twelve calypsonians have gotten the nod from the judges at the elimination round of the 2012 Calypso Monarch competition held on Sunday night.

The calypsonians who made it to the quarterfinal are: Lightning , Triumph, Web, Hunter, Vigilante, Checko, Pickie, Black Diamond, Scrunter, Jamma B, Derros and Comforter.

None of the female competitors at the eliminations were able to secure a spot in the next round of the competition.

Some fifty-four calypsonians took part in the eliminations.

Dominica News Online will bring you more on this story later.

 

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91 Comments

  1. SEWO
    January 10, 2012

    Queen, Thank you for enlightening me, I am not at home and I have not been in a while the last time I was in DA was when DICE became King, that is why I ask the question…
    For Mind me, Anonymous & those of you to start to BASH someone you could at least educate me as one SHOT RITE said… this is just to see how some Dominicans react to a question it is not surprising at all,,,Good Luck to the Calypsosians…

  2. k
    January 10, 2012

    lady star, leandra, sugar S will be in the quarter finals. so the women are still there.

    • Playboy
      January 10, 2012

      Why are they going to be in the Quarters? Just because they made it far LAST YEAR?
      WHAT B.S.!!!!
      I must say, we have a most unique country.It’s the only place I know where eliminations are held before the doors of one single tent is opened.!!!
      The Dominica Calypso Association is the worst administrator of Calypso in the entire Caribbean.
      MORE TO COME.

  3. family
    January 10, 2012

    black diamond ,i wish u all the best in the competition… you sound like a real professional… and good luck too all the calypsonians

  4. Shameless
    January 10, 2012

    It’s time these calypsonians realize that calypso is an art of singing NOT receiting a poem, homly etc. Even Hunter must also understand that its SINGING and NOT receiting a poem. This is one category that should be added as part of the judging. Did the person sign, talk, baygayay or receite a poem or homly.

  5. joe
    January 10, 2012

    can someone please tell me who is singing .drinking from the pastors wine. i heard that song just once and i love it

  6. hardlinesleek
    January 9, 2012

    well done checko soon come from london support big up to u my partner

  7. me myself
    January 9, 2012

    picky had no spot in that, chupess they just have to press newcomers for those old veterans,, they dont deserve they dont deserver shait>>

  8. good to go
    January 9, 2012

    lets go checko
    pound them u d hammer they are d nails

    take dem we nah fraid
    lest show dem who is boss and who’s not
    :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

  9. all is well
    January 9, 2012

    yes checko

  10. good to go
    January 9, 2012

    lets give it to them checko
    we dow fraid them nah
    we go win like a boss
    take dem
    pound dem u d hammer they r d nails :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D 8)

  11. naomi
    January 9, 2012

    Im happy Pickie made it. 40 years he singing kyso…40 years and nobody doe know. 40 years he cannot win d crown ….etc …. give da guy a chance …

  12. mabucks
    January 9, 2012

    Hunter shoulda tap ah de kokonuts..is asphalts that say dat..

  13. no name
    January 9, 2012

    job well done twanna never give up next year if god willing you will come out stronger for them you was godl:

  14. waylaylay
    January 9, 2012

    Whine carib by djmistic was a good song

  15. grandbarian
    January 9, 2012

    scrunter only take a break last yr to make an asphalt of himself can’t do without the kaiso

  16. The G
    January 9, 2012

    There will still be women in the competition…..Leandra and Sugar S were Semi-Finalists last year, so they will be in the Quarterfinals…..Some of you are forgetting that these 12 will be meeting the 20 SEMI FINALISTS from last year in the Quarter-Finals of 32 competitors

  17. dominican canadian
    January 9, 2012

    sour sour disgusting i hope they never play that song on the radio

  18. CIA on the watch
    January 9, 2012

    DNO/Administrator, Is this the best that social commentators/writers could offer our calypso lovers in light of all the social evil that is currently present in our midst, what about good governance, what about the sale of our passports, what about the corruption in the governance in the country, what about the state of Agriculture and the struggles of our farmers, Veterans like Scrunter and Hunter who use appeal to the different publics seem to be lacking, we need to ask what is going wrong with the penmanship of our writers, if we are to judge the calypso season base on what was on display last night we all should take a flight to Trinidad to enjoy mass 2012

  19. 2K12
    January 9, 2012

    So apart from the four ladies Tasha P, Leandra, Lady Star, Sugar S we have twenty-eight men for quarters this year.

    Beno
    Black Diamond
    Bob
    Booplé
    Checker
    Checko
    Comforter
    Derros
    Dice
    Explosion
    Exposer
    Hunter
    Jamma B
    Lightning
    Logars
    Man Himself
    Observer
    Pickie
    Prosper
    Scrunter
    Soul Puss
    Sye
    Third Eye
    Trend Setter
    Triumph
    Vigilante
    Web
    Young Bull

  20. bense
    January 9, 2012

    well done hunter keep up the good work big up

    • SARITA
      January 10, 2012

      AH! MAG!WAY!SA!!!!!!!

      HUNTER HAD NO PLACE THERE……

  21. Diaspora
    January 9, 2012

    Listening via the internet, the Twana girl stood out as one of those up there for me. Really dissappointed that she didnt go through. Wonder what reasons the judges have for her not moving forward.

    • dominican canadian
      January 9, 2012

      really she should have made it the new singers were better than the ones that have been singing for years

  22. Proud Dominican
    January 9, 2012

    Am i the only one that thinks that this Twana should have made it?

    • SARITA
      January 10, 2012

      NOT AT ALL….I’M ALL OVER THAT WITH YOU :-D

  23. Senses
    January 9, 2012

    Swinging Stars band need to take a break off this compition. They have out lived their usefulness and do not give good back-up to the calypsonians.
    It is time we choose another band.
    Year after year the calypsonians complain about the bad and complacency practises of Swinging Stars band.
    But Good Job on the party of the calypsonians.

    • Calypso Observer
      January 9, 2012

      I support you 100%. Swinging Stars has monopolize the calypso competitions for decades,they have spolied the opportunity for many calypsoians by making them lose the crown. Super L, De Musician, Hurricane just to name a few. This is none sense that only one band is give such a monopoly. Its time for the inclusions of other bands.

    • SARITA
      January 10, 2012

      HAVE YOU BEEN DRINKING SENSES?

      CLEARLY…..

  24. Calypso Observer
    January 9, 2012

    I think that it is time that the DCA think of having two phases of eliminations. nearly 60 calypsonians and only 12 to be chosen is suicide. Why not have the first leg of elimniations held like on boxing day etc and then the winners move to the second phase held in January.??

  25. Disappointed
    January 9, 2012

    Calypso Association, you must give something back to the fans. To me eliminations should be ($1.00 – $5.00) and should be held on the savanah and the money go towards upkeep of the savanah.

    • ...0000
      January 9, 2012

      trust me! $30.00 VIP can you believe that….I mean come on $60.00 for a couple for eliminations… stupzzz

      • SARITA
        January 10, 2012

        DID YOU ALL NOT HERE OZIE…”MASSIVE CROWD HERE AT THE CRAZY COCONUTS!!!!’ THE PRICE IS NOT A PROBLEM…

      • match referee
        January 11, 2012

        massive doh mean it canna take more.

  26. kaiso man
    January 9, 2012

    big up to lightning and deros from mas camp

  27. youth worker
    January 9, 2012

    congrats. We are proud of you.

  28. come 2gether
    January 9, 2012

    One of DOMINICA’s major problem is,alot of us don’t take our time to read or listen,so we always get tangled in that parrot culture when we talk.
    The show was tough,there always going to have mixed feelings,some for some against,that why we have judges,and their decision is final.
    Let’s just move on to the next episode.
    Calypso season is Dominica’s best season.

  29. LOOKING ON
    January 9, 2012

    Good going Checko! Just prepare yourself to deliver and perform and you will be on the way to the finals.

  30. Anonymous
    January 9, 2012

    only one woman in the circle with 9 men show them who wearing the pant its still woman time lets go tasha

    • Anonymous
      January 9, 2012

      Wish i could dislike this comment a million times with that woman time nonsense

  31. carnival ah mi love
    January 9, 2012

    Black Diamond u were d star of d nite eh, truss me, u dr! u irie! ull make it far man trus me….congratulations

  32. child of today
    January 9, 2012

    i missed that elimination, did Trendsetter sing this year. i hope it was great

  33. stupesss
    January 9, 2012

    hunter song is rubbish….remember he doh want to sing against d government cuz he is part of d labour party family,best hunter jus finish wit kaiso eh 8-O ………

    • dahman
      January 10, 2012

      well said

  34. Country
    January 9, 2012

    Someone please tell me when is the quarter finals scheduled for.

    • Anonymous
      January 9, 2012

      @ country its 21st january

  35. Music Lover
    January 9, 2012

    GO HUNTER! It looks like another crown in your future! Keep going strong.

    • dominican canadian
      January 9, 2012

      a u guys death didnt u guys listen to the song that was rubish he should not have made it to the final

    • mabucks
      January 9, 2012

      eb beh with a supporter like you, Hunter doesn’t need enemies. sacway mayshastay

    • SARITA
      January 10, 2012

      CLEARLY YOU’VE BEEN DRINKING

  36. Grand Bay!
    January 9, 2012

    I am of the opinion that Twana should’ve made it. Well done thus far Black Diamond!

  37. January 9, 2012

    and all the songs dem sucks!!

    • me
      January 9, 2012

      i suppose u could relate to one…

  38. SEWO
    January 9, 2012

    where is King Dice… no show this year or what

    • January 9, 2012

      Dice is already a finalist

    • mindme
      January 9, 2012

      Sewo just like Grab All – newbie or idiot!

    • Anonymous
      January 9, 2012

      dICE WAS IN THE FINALS LAST YEAR, HE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE IN ELIMINATIONS….DUH WHAT KINDA CALYPSO FAN ARE YOU?

      • me
        January 9, 2012

        lol

  39. Grab all
    January 9, 2012

    What about Dice, caresa, Dr rings calypsonian,checker,back to the drawing board calypsonian and the other regulars

    • January 9, 2012

      all the others are finalists. the twelve they chose is meeting up with the 20 from las yr to compete in the quarters this yr to move on

    • put them straight
      January 9, 2012

      too ask a question like that….i can only see you are not a calypso fan….stupes

      • Met Yo
        January 9, 2012

        don’t be surprised…that is some Dominicans for you…they are very unaware of alot of basic stuff….that is why Tony does take them for his clowns.

    • Anonymous
      January 9, 2012

      you can see ppl who dont follow calypso… uggggg

      • shop rite
        January 9, 2012

        When somebody ask some question of calypso, its better to take the opportunity to educate them instead of grand standing. You don’t know the age or nationality of these persons. So just help a brother or sister move on.
        There are many obvious things in life that many of you don’t know which these persons have mastered. So each one just have to teach one.

    • Dominican
      January 9, 2012

      Remember those who made it to the finals last year are exempt from eliminations. Those 12 will meet with the finalists at quarters.

      • Mr. Calypso
        January 9, 2012

        The twelve will meet with the 20 Semi Finalists, not quarterfinalists…

    • mindme
      January 9, 2012

      Grab All is either a newbie to the kaiso art or an idiot!

  40. cruz
    January 9, 2012

    sorry but hunter had no spot there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Hmm
      January 9, 2012

      oh don’t be ridiculous. While you may not like Hunter’s song it was the Eliminations and if you listened you would have heard that the offerings were not so great.

      Obviously Hunter’s song, though not great was far better than most of what was sung.

      Why be so extreme saying he should not have made it past eliminations.!

  41. Papa Dom
    January 9, 2012

    why did hunter make it?

    • tik tok
      January 9, 2012

      poly tricks

    • SARITA
      January 10, 2012

      YOU GUESS IS AS GOOD AS MINE

  42. h
    January 9, 2012

    Well done Black Diamond…keep up the good work

  43. IZ DAT U HEAR WII
    January 9, 2012

    what happen nahhhhhhh
    but it is still WOMAN TIMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    LOL LOL LOL

    • mabucks
      January 9, 2012

      That goes to say it’s Man time again oh yearrrrrr!!!!!!!

  44. beedroom bully
    January 9, 2012

    the date for canival must be changed to allow for the art form to be more profitable for the participants.

  45. Anonymous
    January 9, 2012

    Well done Checko. Good to Go. LAPLAINEEEEEEEEEEE…………….

  46. me again
    January 9, 2012

    sour sour waz supposed 2 make it. :lol: :lol:

  47. Mr. Calypso
    January 9, 2012

    HUNTER, please get serious. Boss, please sing Calypso for the people if you really and honestly wish to sing Calypso. If not, please do not make a fool of yourself my brother. Come on, that song, Asphalt,just does not make sense. Is that the best you can do Hunter? You better thank them judges for placing you in the next level of this year’s competition…I certainly did not have you anywhere close to qualifying.

    • January 9, 2012

      agreed with u 100%

    • ehhh?
      January 9, 2012

      When foolish comments like these are posted it’s the fault of as*es like you. It’s always some Asphalt.

      Get the drift? retard. :mrgreen:

      • stupes
        January 9, 2012

        Whatever… give Hunter a break. He’s one of the hardest working calypsonians, maybe the only one besides Dice and lately Tasha P who would put out a decent song out of carnival season.
        Carnival or not he producing. He;s a true patriot and musician, give him a break.

    • Jude Nicholas
      January 9, 2012

      Why is it that we take pride and joy in brining down our fellow men?

      I am no fan or spokeman for the Hunter it is just that I find we are too quick to criticise not to uplift but to break down other people.

    • BIG WOOD
      January 9, 2012

      is not ur fault u cant c y hunter made it, its d Asphalt. Good job hunter ur de best

  48. yout
    January 9, 2012

    well done thus far checko!!

  49. wolf
    January 9, 2012

    So what happen woman time up already nuh?

    • me
      January 9, 2012

      woman time was last yr… :lol:

  50. Lance Bokit
    January 9, 2012

    where de woman dem. Oh that’s messed up.

  51. Rasta Mystic
    January 9, 2012

    Very Entertaing show . Great to see Scrunter and Hunter back . Dno Scrunter also made it to the quaterfinals .

    • Dominican
      January 9, 2012

      Scrunter was mentioned. :)

      • no name
        January 9, 2012

        i was listening to the show it was really good but i would like some one to tell me why the beautiful young lady name twanna did not make it .to me she had a good song and a sweet voice as a first time she was god i like her song

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