Top calypsonians among 40 heading to Skinner Park for Calypso Monarch semis

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 08:00

The Trinbago Unified Calypsonians' Organisation (TUCO) has announced the names of 40 contestants who will go to Skinner Park this Saturday for the semi-final of this year's Calypso Monarch competition.

Two reserves have also been named.

The list includes several of the country's most well-known calypsonians, including Cro Cro, Chalkdust, Brian London, All Rounder, Heather Mac Intosh, Karene Asche, Karren Eccles and Kizzie Ruiz among others.

The semi-final begins at 12 noon.

Judges will choose 15 semi-finalists to qualify for the Calypso Monarch Final at the Dimanche Gras show on Carnival Sunday.

Reigning Calypso King Devon Seale automatically qualifies for the final.

TUCO has not yet decided on the prize structure. 

Its Public Relations Officer, Steve Pascall says they are still meeting with the National Carnival Commission to decide on the winning amounts.

The full list of contestants for the semi-final are below in alphabetical order:

1. Alex Gift aka Tobago Chalkie

2. Allan Fortune aka Brother Mudada

3. Anthony Hendrickson aka All Rounder

4. Brian London

5. Dalanie Baynes aka Lady Baynes

6. Dexter Parsons aka De Stinger

7. Dianna Hendrickson aka Lady Wonder

8. Dr Hollis Liverpool aka Chalkdust

9. Duane O'Connor

10. Eunice Peters

11. Ezekiel Yorke

12. Giselle Fraser Washington aka GG

13. Heather Mac Intosh

14. Henson Wright aka Calypso Prince

15. Jalani Kojo aka Lani K

16. Karen Eccles Thomas

17. Karene Asche

18. Kenrick Burnette aka Original Bontin

19. Kerice Pascall

20. Kizzie Ruiz 

21. Kurt Allen aka The Last Bad John of Calypso

22. Kyle Arnold aka Squad-D

23. Lornette Nedd Reid aka Fya Empress

24. Lynette Steele aka Lady Gypsy

25. Maria Bhola La Caille

26. Marsha Clifton aka Lady Adana

27. Marvah Joseph aka Marvellous Marva

28. Meguella Simon

29. Myron Bruce aka The Incredible Myron B

30. Roderick Gordon aka Chuck Gordon

31. Ronaldo London

32. Rondell Donawa

33. Sasha Ann Moses

34. Selvon Noel aka Mistah Shak

35. Sheldon Bullen aka Sheldon Nugget

36. Terri Lyons

37. Victoria Cooper Rahim aka Queen Victoria

38. Wendy Garrick

39. Weston Rawlins aka Cro Cro

40. Winston Peters aka Gypsy


1. Tammico Moore aka Spicey

2. Raeann Guerra