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