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UPDATE: 9 through to battle for Sister Joyce’s Calypso Crown

- lyrics attack crime, cruise pier, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) & domestic violence
The Calypso Monarch Finalists for Festival 2014 were decided last night June 27, 2014 at Fantasy in Duff's Bottom, Tortola. Photo: VINO
Reigning Calypso Monarch Sister Joyce to come done hard on politicians with 'Who it hurt it hurt'. Photo: VINO
Reigning Calypso Monarch Sister Joyce to come done hard on politicians with 'Who it hurt it hurt'. Photo: VINO
Calypso Monarch Finalist for Festival 2014. Photo: VINO
Calypso Monarch Finalist for Festival 2014. Photo: VINO
Calypso Monarch Finalist for Festival 2014. Photo: VINO
Calypso Monarch Finalist for Festival 2014. Photo: VINO
Calypso Monarch Finalist for Festival 2014. Photo: VINO
Calypso Monarch Finalist for Festival 2014. Photo: VINO
Calypso Monarch Finalist for Festival 2014. Photo: VINO
Calypso Monarch Finalist for Festival 2014. Photo: VINO
Calypso Monarch Finalist for Festival 2014. Photo: VINO
Calypso Monarch Finalist for Festival 2014. Photo: VINO
Calypso Monarch Finalist for Festival 2014. Photo: VINO
Calypso Monarch Finalist for Festival 2014. Photo: VINO
Judges had to select 9 from 15 calypsonians who turned up at last night's elimination round of the calypso competition held last night at Fantasy, Duff's Bottom, Tortola. Photo: VINO
Judges had to select 9 from 15 calypsonians who turned up at last night's elimination round of the calypso competition held last night at Fantasy, Duff's Bottom, Tortola. Photo: VINO
The reigning Calypso Queen is Ms Joycelyn M. Searles aka Sistah Joyce. Photo: VINO/File
The reigning Calypso Queen is Ms Joycelyn M. Searles aka Sistah Joyce. Photo: VINO/File
Mrs Shereen Flax-Charles Flax made her return on stage in the Calypso Competition of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival of 2014 this year and despite she did not make in the top three there hopes are high for her at the Tortola Festival. Photo: VINO/File
Mrs Shereen Flax-Charles Flax made her return on stage in the Calypso Competition of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival of 2014 this year and despite she did not make in the top three there hopes are high for her at the Tortola Festival. Photo: VINO/File
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Not being present to witness performances by some 15 persons who intended to make it through to the finals of this year’s Emancipations Festivals competition was unfortunate, as it was a night that those present did enjoy as they got a sip of bigger things to come on Wednesday July 30, 2014 at the Festival Ground.

Fifteen (15) took to the stage at Fantasy, Duff’s Bottom last night June 27, 2014 giving their fans a slim taste of what they had to offer for the calypso competition for the Jubilee Celebrations. In the true spirit of calypso they came with lyrics of celebration in sync with the theme for the 60th Festival, those which speak of socials ills of domestic violence and lifestyles of today compared to years gone by. They also sang about the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the Cruise Pier Development Project.

There were those that were lyrical and fun-like as in the case of Marco with “Deh searching meh-ass-an-all”. With Public Relations Officer for the VI Festivals and Fairs Committee Ms Lynette L. Harrigan and Committee Member Stewart Donovan chairing the nights eliminations round, a three-man panel of judges complete with a tabulator and a comfortable audience, the nine who will be challenging Sister Joyce for her crown was announced. 

Making it to the final of the 60th Jubilee Festival are King Henry, Shereen, Oginga, King Paido, King Macko, Falco, Princess Didi, Luther B and Mighty Ley Ley.

See previous story published on June 27, 2014:

 Shereen Flax-Charles among 16 for Calypso Monarch 2014 - Elim. tonight

- also Soca Monarch eliminations for Tomorrow night

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Veteran Virgin Islands Calypsonian Shereen Flax-Charles is among the list of 16 persons who will be contesting the Calypso Competition of Festival as Tortola celebrates 60 years of emancipation festivities.

Flax-Charles made her return on stage in the Calypso Competition in the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival of 2014, but despite she did not make the top three, hopes are high for her at the Tortola Festival.

The VI Festivals & Fairs Committee’s Public Relations Officer Ms Lynette Harrigan has confirmed that the elimination round will take place tonight June 27, 2014 at Fantasy Bar and Restaurant, Duff’s Bottom where each Calypsonian will perform one of their songs where they will be judged so as to move on to the finals.

Falling on the heels of the Calypso elimination round is the LIME Soca Monarch Competition which was officially launched on June 1, 2014 on the Long Bay Beach, Beef Island.

The line-up as was released by the promoters contesting the Power segment will be Makisha, Elvis White Band, Miriam, Tino, Kingman, Shilloh, Joe Rankin, Epic, Beach, Daddy Pitt, Casey, Ringo, and Spice.

Makisha, Elvis White Band, Miriam, reigning champion Tino, Kingman, Shilloh, Joe Rankin, Beach, Casey and Spice will also be going up for the Groovy segment.

Performing only in the Groovy segment are Dante, B’More, JJ, Stamma, Panic, Chap Chap, Naldo, Shereen, Walter-Lil Charles/Raslee Bob and Nick.

Below is the list of the 16 who will participate in the first stages of the Calypso competition; the elimination round.

 

No.

Given Name

Stage Name

1

Joseph Garcia

Reddo

2

Joycelyn Searles

Sistah Joyce

3

Randolph Joseph

Ranking Joey

4

Julian Cato

Oginga

5

Reynold A. Phillips

King Paido

6

Henry

King Henry

7

Titus Crabbe

Rocky

8

Algernon Mathavious

King Macko

9

Shereen Flax Charles

Shereen

10

Desirae Pemberton

Princess Didi

11

Aldwyn St. Hillaire

Mr. Spice

12

Kendol Arthur

Kingman

13

Luther Butler

Luther B

14

Lester Fontelio

Mighty Ley Ley

15

Samuel Ivin Patrick

Mighty Cloud

16

Gaverson Frett

Falco

 

25 Responses to “UPDATE: 9 through to battle for Sister Joyce’s Calypso Crown”

  • bvi (27/06/2014, 09:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Starting time please
  • Trute (27/06/2014, 10:00) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    They robbed Macko last time in VG. I want to hear what lyrics he's coming with now.
    Competition should be stiff this yr.
    What's the start time?
    • Call a Spade a spade (27/06/2014, 16:16) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      And which show were you watching Trute? LOL It could not have been the 2014 VG Easter Festival Calypso Show??!!???
    • bvi (29/06/2014, 16:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Macko sang crap at the VG Festival; however, I was at the elimination last night and the song he performed was real nice (the lyrics and the music)
      • Trute (30/06/2014, 20:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        I liked what I saw on tv I wasn't in VG village. Enjoyed the other night as well. I liked all but one of the acts so it should be good this year.
  • Time and Place (27/06/2014, 10:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where and at what time will the Soca Monarch elimination/show be held tomorrow night? Also, what time tonight is the Calypso Monarch elimination show going to commence?
  • time (27/06/2014, 10:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    8:00 p.m.
  • tonight (27/06/2014, 10:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    it starts at 8 pm. $10 to get in. This post was mainly about Soca Monarch Competition to me!
  • WASTE A TIME (27/06/2014, 11:17) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Maaaan gime someting better. Shereen is a waste a time.

    The best ting to do is to put de politician dem to speak.
  • ccc (27/06/2014, 11:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Women power
  • update (27/06/2014, 12:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    THE EVENT IS FREE. I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THE SOCA MONARCH SHOW, HOWEVER, TONIGHT'S IS AT FANTASY BAR AND RESTAURANT IN DUFF'S BOTTOM. BEHIND ISLAND DEPT STORE
  • where (27/06/2014, 12:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ????????
  • yarda yarda (27/06/2014, 13:00) Like (8) Dislike (23) Reply
    Sherene needs to stay virgin gorda, she sings like a sheep.
    • bvi (27/06/2014, 14:02) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
      The last time I check she is a BVIslander. Tell all de island man den to go back down island and get on a show there
      • island man (28/06/2014, 06:51) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
        She is from the island too because I am sure the bvi is not a continent and don't forget that her mother was from antigua
    • Antiguan (28/06/2014, 08:38) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is one of the most beautiful women in the BVI. Inside and out. Get to know her and stop the stupid bashing. She has helped me and so many other people in the community. She is one who is keeping the art firm of calypso alive. Back off. Yes her mom is from Antigua. And she is very proud of her Antiguan heritage. Her fire and passion!
    • the rock (28/06/2014, 15:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      bet u cant top her ra$$..u punk!
  • Donkey mother (27/06/2014, 14:01) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    And you sound like a donkey braying . Try going on stage and stop hiding behind the blog
  • Hmmm (27/06/2014, 16:28) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    WELL THANK GOODNESS I COME ON VINO ELSE I WOULDN'T KNOW TONIGHT WAS THE ELIMINATIONS....HOW FESTIVAL COMMITTEE ADVERTISING BUDDY?
  • Hmmm (27/06/2014, 18:07) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    That lady didnt say she stop singing now whe back singing you tired win this thing back cant let the new folks do them thing even paido need to go sit down big up tooo sister joyce
  • Mr Prediction (27/06/2014, 23:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I predict these are the names of the Calypsonians that would make it: Luther B, Paido, Oginga, Shereen, King Henry, Mighty Cloud, Leh- Leh, Princess DD, and Falco. The results should be announced the same night. This leaves room to ask what really happen behind close doors. I just hope that the results for the Soca Monarch would be announced after the show. Lets get with the time and the rest of the world people.
  • TALENTED (28/06/2014, 08:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Did you here her say she stop sing. I heard her at the Queens Birthday party. Had no idea she sang so well. Didn't know she sang other songs than calypso. Keep up the good work Shereen. Loved the Bruno Mars and Pharell
  • Howdy (28/06/2014, 09:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is Captain Khalid, he a one hit wonder... that was one of the best years of the Calypso Show.. Mr. Bullship if yah reading this we need you back
  • killer (29/06/2014, 16:02) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sister Joyce just singing ah set foolishness with ober..sounds so stupid.. good luck to the rest of u guys.. Sister Joyce go get a life


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