34 Competing in Montserrat Festival 2017 Calypso Eliminations

Jawanza performing at Festival Village during calypso eliminations 2016. (DiscoverMNI Photo)

On Saturday night, Festival Village will be the venue for one of the most important events on the cultural calendar. Calypso Eliminations is slated to begin at 8PM in the venue at Little Bay.
34 newcomers and veterans will battle for a spot in the semi-finals on the way to taking on King Natty for the calypso crown.
Only 15 will make it through.
Seven females are competing in the eliminations. The top female after the semi-final round will represent Montserrat in the Female Regional Calypso slated for December 28.
Backed up by the Black Rhthyms Band, the calypsonians will appear as follows:

1 VERON DUBERRY – Calypso Vedz – Where is the Bread
2 HENRY FENTON – Ras Ipa – Having a good time
3 JAMES BROWN – Cruza – Solid as a rock
4 STEVE WEEKES – Iceman – A culture of Mediocrity

Former Jr Calypso Monarch Calypso Vedz will be joining the big leagues this Saturday. Photo by Nia Golden

5 JOSEPH BARZEY – I-Brooks – Festival In Motion
6 JONELLE THOMAS – Contagious – Di Riddim
7 SILVINA MALONE – Khandie – Unsocial Media
8 ROBERTS BAKER – Shorty – Rock all around
9 DAVON WILLIAMS – Rackatang – Reasonable Needs
10 GHISLAINE FRANCIS – GNity – Bees On My Honeycomb
11 KELVIN DUBERRY – Tabu – Voice Of The Ocean
12 BAPTISTE WALLACE – Baptiste – Fire Na Di Bambi
13 KENNETH SILCOTT – Rabo – Brother’s Cry
14 HERMAN FRANCIS – Cupid – Crime Pays
15 GLASFORD LEE – Ras Alpha – Music Man
16 BEN DURAND – Ben – Hurricane Love Affair
17 BASIL ALPHONSUS – Basil – Man In The Sky
18 SANJARION PRINCE – Sanjarion – Hurricane Maria
19 MAXCINE LEE – Maxcine – Happy Birthday Festival
20 ELTON GALLOWAY – Chipsa – Tek Mi Name Off The List
21 SHARLENE LINDSAY – Sharlene – We Deserve Better
22 GARNETT THOMPSON – Sylk – Double Standard
23 DESMOND DAVIS – Undertaker – Dead
24 MAGGIE DESTOUCHES – Maggie D. – Lift Up This Land
25 KENNETH GREENAWAY – Yogi Laser – People’s Party
26 LEROY DALEY – Jah Wanza – Is It Justice Or Madness
27 REINFORD GIBBONS – Kulcha Don – Too Much Meetings
28 ROBERT FIELD – One Note – Pick It Up
29 BRIAN CHARLES – I-Cultural – Wash U Kin
30 APPILAND DESTOUCHES – Appiland – Di Spirit of Carnival
31 HALDANE ZEDRA – String Beans – Montserrat Is Great
32 NYAH ANDREW – Slippery – Don’t Let The Country Die
33 FREDRICK DALEY – Taffy – Soccer Man
34 VICKIE LOCKER – Storm – Five Cat

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