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Passing the baton

The Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch hopefuls are in position at the starting line and in ready mode for the finals of this competition, scheduled for Saturday, July 21 at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m.

The draw took place yesterday, Thursday July 12 at the Scotiabank Haggatt Hall branch in a relaxed and fun atmosphere for the juniors, to take the focus off their performances and the competition, if only for a moment.  The line up in both categories is below.

When it comes to our juniors, the judges always have a difficult job choosing the ones to advance to the next round and who will eventually become the Monarchs.  They often remark on the quality of their performances, which continues to improve every year and can be directly linked to the annual developmental workshops hosted by the NCF.

This is a competition and so the participants can not all make it to the semis or finals, but it should be noted that many of the preliminary performances you do not see are worthy of merit and recognition.

As one of their final duties, the reigning 2017 Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarchs, Mhizz Kibabba and Sparkle T, bowed out gracefully with performances of ‘A Song for the Children’ and ‘This Golden Chain’ respectively, before playfully passing the baton to the 2018 finalists looking to take their crowns.

Category: 7 – 12
Given Name Sobriquet Song
1.       Casey Jemmott-Boyce KCB Save This Country
2.       Emari Browne Browne Star Peace
3.       Keimani Deane Master Kei Homeless Not Hopeless
4.       Sakarah Thomas Sakarah Colour My Barbados
5.       Kiara King Star Diamond Bim Tomorrow
6.       Joshua Blackman Joshua B Magic Man
7.       Kari-Anne Holford-Sam Just Kari Where All The Good Girls Gone
8.      Kenaz Walker Mighty Bit Bit Please Give Bit Bit De Crown
Reserve
Kelicia Grimes Dazzle Violence in Barbados
Xavier Mascoll Xavi No Idea

 

Category: 13 – 18
Given Name Sobriquet Song
1.          Dequon Alleyne Quon  Why I Sing
2.          Kymorhi Trotman De Overcomer  Bon Appétit
3.          Princess Thomas Princess Make’da Tell Me Why
4.          Yhandje Daniel Yhandje  Don’t Cry
5.          Asher Murrell Dynamo  Tales From De Crypt
6.          Symar Doyle Symar  Beauty
7.          Faith Murrell Miracle  Education
8.         Raanan Hackett Raanan  Kneel & Pray
Reserve
Trevon Callender The Mighty King Lef’ Da Lone!