Monday, February 8, 2016

Calypso Monarch Results 2016 - Youth Take Over

Young Calypsonians Delivered a Major Upset at the Calypso Monarch 2016


The 2016 Calypso Monarch is stamped with the footprints of youth.  This year should be recorded in the calypso history books. The  year that the young generation took the calypso reigns.

Not one of the old calysonians placed in the finals.

During the show a friend commented that it is about time that old calypsonians like Chalkdust (Dr Hollis Liverpool) and Gypsy, (the former ex Minister, Winston Peters) should hang up their spurs and give way to the young blood.

According to him, they have made their mark, given their contribution and now should leave it to the youth to carry on.

As is was the younger generation represent the majority of finalists, and the performed admirably.  The winner is a new comer tho the scene, Devon Seale, and his two renditions were superbe.

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Here is one of his songs that had the crowd raving,

He told the truth which will always hurt a target few.  The fact is that it could not have been put in a better way.  Cro Cro, another old calypsonian tried, and he did a great job, but at the finals the crowd totally loved Seale's rendition.Respect God's Voice. .



Second place winner was Helon Francis a Young King

Dethroned - The 2015 Calypso Monarch King Chucky, Roderick Gordon, placed third.


The following is the full results of Calypso Monarch 2016 competition.

1. Devon Seale – “Respect God's Voice”/”Spirit Of Carnival
2. Helon Francis – “Paradise”/”Real Bandits”
3. Roderick “Chucky” Gordon – “Fixing Time”/”It Eh Go Wuk”
4. Karene Asche – “Bring Back The Love”/”The Politics Of Spite”
5. Selvon “Mistah Shak” Noel – “Generation Next”/”#HYSM”
6. Dr Hollis “Chalkdust” Liverpool – “The Bad Road”/”When Trini Get Vex”
7. Heather Mc Intosh – “By Other Men's Fault”/”The Headquarters”
8. Victoria “Queen Victoria” Cooper-Rahim – “More Hope”/”The Aftershock”
9. Winston “Gypsy” Peters – “Too Many”/”Ship Of State”
10. Weston “Cro Cro” Rawlins – “Advice To The Boss”/”Ah Feel It For Gayle”
11. Carlos “Skatie” James – “Jus Come Chinee”/”Back On Track”
12. Marsha Davis “Lady Adanna” Clifton – “Murder A Day”/”My Music”

What do you think?  Is it time for the youths to take over or should the old time calypsoians stay in the competition?