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2 eliminated, 6 move to Calypso finals

- Falco & Queen Shereen top performances
Falco (left) and Queen Shereen were the top performers at the Calypso Elimination on July 9, 2016. Photo: VINO
Reigning Calypso Monarch Joycelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce giving a sample of things to come. Photo: VINO
Reigning Calypso Monarch Joycelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce giving a sample of things to come. Photo: VINO
Ranking Joey (left) and Ojinga have been eliminated. Photo: VINO
Ranking Joey (left) and Ojinga have been eliminated. Photo: VINO
King Paido (left) and King Henry have advanced to the finals of the Emancipation Festival Calypso Competition. Photo: VINO
King Paido (left) and King Henry have advanced to the finals of the Emancipation Festival Calypso Competition. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Six calypsonians will now be going head to head with the three time and reigning Monarch, Sistah Joyce (born Joycelyn Searles), for the Calypso crown and the grand prize of $6,500.

A total of eight calypsonians hit the stage to a skeleton crowd at the Tortola Pier Park parking lot, despite a three hour delayed start on the evening of Saturday July 9, 2016.

The calypsonians were: Ranking Joey who sang Things Change, King Paido who sang Too many Murders, King Henry with Crime don’t pay, The Mighty Mako with That’s gambling, Mighty Rocky, Never shut me mouth, Ojinga with Killing the show, Falco with Stand Up for my country and Queen Shereen with Strength.

Topping the eliminations was Falco with 260 points, followed by Queen Sherene with 258 points. King Henry and Mighty Mako followed with 256 points. King Paido came in with 230 points and Mighty Rocky with a total of 202 points.

Ranking Joey and Ojinga were eliminated, with scores of 168 and 193 respectively.

Sistah Joyce also did a guest performance, as she gave a hint of things to come.

New president of the Calypso Association Eustace ‘Boss’ Freeman commented to the press that in his view the show could have been better supported but the calypsonians came out and presented some good songs.

The final calypso show is on Wednesday July 27, 2016 at the Festival Grounds in Road Town where a new Monarch or a four time Monarch will be crowned!

11 Responses to “2 eliminated, 6 move to Calypso finals”

  • foxy (10/07/2016, 12:05) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Dem cheat
  • Yes (10/07/2016, 12:13) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    All who sang about the NDP were eliminated except sistah joyce who have to defend her crown or she too would've be gone.
  • Need a new crop (10/07/2016, 17:54) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    We need some young Calypsonians.. Boss should find some for next. Its long time they after Ojinga, I'm not surprise..
  • VG (10/07/2016, 18:02) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Noting that at this show there was a three hour delay, how do you expect VG folks to come over and support considering the fact that the return ferry leaves 11:00PM. It is time we take a stand and try to start these shows on time. Try it just one time and you will see that folks will start coming out early. it is totally unfair to those folks who try and get there early and then there is nothing happening. Something needs to be done, or you definitely wont have a great support from VG, and the majority of us want to support Festival. After all, unity is strength.
  • Street reporter (10/07/2016, 18:03) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Soca monarch and calypso show should be the same night. So the Calypsonians can get a decent crowd to sing to. Wednesday is bus.. They are not good enough and controversial enough to pull a crowd.
  • ... (10/07/2016, 18:14) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Another waste of tax payers money
  • mvw (11/07/2016, 11:48) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    UNDER THE NDP EVRTYHING GONE TO THE DOGS DID NOT KNOW PEOPE STILL PRATICPATE IN THE CAYLIPSO SHOW
    • SHUT UP (11/07/2016, 23:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Everything including your ability to spell. Don't you get tired blaming the government? Y'all so tiresome with this thing now man.
      • pat (12/07/2016, 23:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Those who speak most about injustice are the ones ripping off this country


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