UPDATED – Following Monday night’s rehearsals the number of singers has been reduced. List of performers will be revised once we have confirmation.
The Calypso Eliminations are coming and rehearsals have begun for the show, which will now be virtual.
Most of the regulars are returning to the stage for a show which will be sure to include tales of the coronavirus and how the current government is handling the crisis. Last week’s decision by Premier Joseph Farrell to cancel in person attendance to the most popular shows for the carnival season will probably get a mention as some artists are still writing their songs.
Reigning soca monarch Trevvle is making good on his promise that he would enter the calypso competition this year.
While the list is full, it is missing several of the overseas calypsonians who competed last year including Edwin “Red Ride” Martin and Alvin “Jaguar” Sweeney.
The singers will have to perform one song in the show slated for December 12 at the Montserrat Cultural Centre. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the public will not be able to attend the show. No details on live streaming plans have been shared as the latest decision was taken a few days ago.
The list of calypsonians will be whittled down to 12, who will go up against the reigning monarch Steve “Ice Man” Weekes in the Calypso Finals on December 29.
Listed as performing this year are:
- Sanjarion Prince – Sanjarion
- Trevon Pollard – Trevvle
- Kenneth Greenaway – Yogi Lazer
- Kevin Farrell – King Natty
- Delroy Joseph – Delz
- Frederick Daley – Taffy
- Brian Charles – ICultural
- Steve Watt – Michigan
- Stevel Rodney – D Rod
- James Brown – Cruiser
- Elton Galloway – Chipsa
- Michael Greenaway – Sunny Money
- Patrick Weekes – Dolly Yute
- Baptist Wallace – Baptist
- Ife Eshe – I-feh
- Reinford Gibbons – Kulcha Don
- Desmond Davis – Undertaker
- Kelvin Duberry – Tabu
- Herman Francis – Cupid
- David O’Garro – Ambassador of Israel
- Jayesh Sadwani – Sakawinki
- Keithroy Morson – De Bear