The National Cultural Foundation
St. James, Barbados
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.
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|
|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|
|Kelicia Grimes||Dazzle||Violence in Barbados|
|Xavier Mascoll||Xavi||No Idea|
|Category: 13 – 18|
|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|
|Trevon Callender||The Mighty King||Lef’ Da Lone!|
Written by: ncf_boss