Tomorrow night at the Wildey Gymnasium, 19 calypsonians will battle for a place in the Pic-O-De-Crop Finals scheduled for August 3 at Kensington Oval.
While defending Monarch Popsicle might have a battle on his hands then, patrons should be in for a good show as veterans and newcomers sing their best to impress the judges.
We asked our reporters and a few calypso aficionado to give us their picks for the Finals line-up, and here are their predictions.
Roy Morris: Gabby; Red Plastic Bag; Adonijah; Ian Webster; Chrystal Cummins-Beckles; Kid Site; Adrian Clarke; Sir Ruel; Colin Spencer; Dark Horse: Li’l Az
Wade Gibbons: Adonijah; Chrystal Cummins-Beckles; Ian Webster, Red Plastic Bag; Gabby; Colin Spencer; Sir Ruel; Blood, Smokey Burke, Dark Horse: Dre
Shawn Cumberbatch: Red Plastic Bag; Gabby; Chrystal Cummins-Beckles; Blood; Sir Ruel; Smokey Burke; Colin Spencer; Adonijah; Ian Webster, Dark Horse: Kid Site
Gregory Waldron: Gabby; Red Plastic Bag; Kid Site; Blood; Smokey Burke, Adrian Clarke, Ian Webster; Adonijah; Chrystal Cummins-Beckles. Dark Horses: Fabee and Troy Special.
Juliete Pitcher: Red Plastic Bag, Sir Ruel, Li’l Az, Gabby, De Announcer, Smokey Burke, Chrystal Cummins-Beckles, Adrian Clarke, Kid Site.
Beverley Parris: Red Plastic Bag, Gabby, Colin Spencer, Adonijah, Li’l Az, Chrystal Cummins-Beckles, Dre, Smokey Burke, Troy Special.
Harvey “Pop” Daniel: Colin Spencer, Adrian Clarke, Li’l Az, Sir Ruel, Chrystal Cummins-Beckles, Red Plastic Bag, Gabby, Enobong, De Announcer.
Eleanor Blackett: Gabby, Red Plastic Bag, Sir Ruel, Chrystal Cummins-Beckles, Blood, Ian Webster, Colin Spencer, Smokey Burke, Adrian Clarke