February 01, 2013

Calypso Fiesta Semi Finalists 2013 | Order Of Appearance


It is that time of the year again and it that could only mean the Calypso Fiesta is only hours away and slated to take play at Skinner's Park in San Fernando starting at 12:00 noon on Saturday February 02,2013. Forty Calypsonians along with two reserve singers will perform to secure a place in the finals to try and unseat the 2012 defending Monarch Duane O'Connor on 'Terrific' Thursday February 7, 2013. 

'Hard hitting' Calypsonian Michael Osouna (Sugar Aloes) spoke to the press during the drawing for positions yesterday and put forth the position that TUCO (Calypso governing body) should increase the finalists competing against the reigning champion from eleven to fourteen. This, he said, should be done because the Calypso competition now has its own show and time management should not be an issue as it was with the Dimanche Gras show.

It should be a very entertaining day when some of the best singers will endeavor to provide performances that would hopefully be 'good enough' to get them to the finals to compete for the $1M first prize. On Saturday the supporting music will be provided by 'Errol Ince & The Music Makers'.

It should be noted that after the calypso semi final competition is finished that the party will continue with a lime/fete that is billed as "The Big Fiesta Jam".
  • Please note that various radio stations will bring the event live: they can be chosen from the following link at  Brien's Caribbean Radio Guide: Brien's Caribbean Radio/Trinidad
  • There will also be a live video feed of the event that will be carried via the CNMG Network; it can be viewed at the following link: CTNT Live Stream
Notes from the Trinidad & Tobago Newsday:
There are six former monarchs – Chalkdust (Dr Hollis Liverpool); Sugar Aloes (Michael Osouna); Singing Sandra (Sandra Des Vignes-Millington); Kurt Allen, Pink Panther (Eric Taylor) and 2011 monarch Karen Asche.

Last year’s monarch Duane O’Connor will defend his crown and said earlier he was confident of retaining his crown. “I feel great this year and I am sure that I will hold on to my title.” He said his competitors would have to fight “very hard” to dethrone him. The monarch’s two offerings this year are “Seeking Sparrow’s Advice” and “Building the Wall”.
via http://www.newsday.co.tt//

Semi Finalists 1-20
  • Alex Gift - Tobago Chalkie - A Stranger’s Story
  • Allan Fortune - Mudada - Oh Gawd Oh
  • Kurt Allen - The Last Badjohn Of Calypso - Political Sin Phony
  • Victor Mc Donald - Mr. Mack - Side Effects
  • Devon Seale - Game Show Politics
  • Giselle Fraser Washington - G.G - Stretch Out Yuh Hand
  • Lesley Ann Ellis - Who Runs The World
  • Henson Wright - Calypso Prince - Asylum Without A Gate
  • Shamika Denoon - Lets Talk Tobago
  • Anthony Hendrickson - All Rounder - Look How Trinbago Come
  • Sandra Des Vignes Millington - Singing Sandra - Failure Is Not An Option
  • Sean Daniel - D Psalmist - Rainbow Race
  • Randolph Hillaire - Count Robin - Politicians In Heaven
  • Alana Sinnette - No Moral Authority
  • Kizzie Ruiz - In The age Of Blog
  • Lynette Steele - Lady Gypsy -Brand Name
  • Myron Bruce - Myron B - Oscar Awards
  • Michelle Henry - Blind Man’s Bluff
  • Marion Pamponette - The Last Days
  • Carlos James - Skatie - Prophet With Honour
  • via http://www.guardian.co.tt/

Semi Finalists 21-40
  • Marvah Joseph - Marvellous Marva - Come Back To What
  • Eunice Peters - None Of The Above
  • Winston Scarborough - The Original De Fosto Himself - Calypso Glad Yuh Gone
  • Roderick Gordon - Mr. Chucky - Bear With Me
  • Michael Legerton - Protector - Lick Dem Down
  • Michael Osouna - Sugar Aloes - Not De Land
  • Helon Francis - Tainted Legacy
  • Nicole Thomas - Take Me Away
  • Khadja Antoine - Tears For The Children
  • Heather Mac Intosh - The Old Man’s Lament
  • Roslyn Reid - With You I Belong
  • Karen Eccles Thomas - Give I Will Reciprocate
  • Victoria Cooper - Queen Victoria - D Betrayal
  • Dillion Thomas - Dilly Suede - For Ah Crown
  • Terri Lyons - Born Fighter
  • Hollis Liverpool - Chalkdust - Virginia’s Alzheimer
  • Karene Asche - Meh Pardna Ship
  • Sheldon Nugget - One Race
  • Eric Taylor - Pink Panther - Travel Woes
  • Marsha Charles - Lady Adana - Last Call
  • via http://www.guardian.co.tt/

Reserve Singers:
Ann Marie Parks-Kojo - Twiggy - People First
Lornette Nedd-Reid - Fya Empress - Painter Of Images

Update: Click this link for the results/listing of the Finalists

 
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