Sixteen finalists have advanced in the two categories of this year’s Scotiabank Junior Monarch competition.
At 11:50 p.m. last night MC Darrio Prescod assisted by National Cultural Foundation’s Corporate Communications Specialist Simone Codrington made the announcement before a crowd which had stayed on after the competition had ended just after 11 p.m.
Finalists in the 7 to 12 category are: KCB (Save the Country); Might Bit Bit (Please Give Bit Bit De Crown); Just Kari (Where All the Good Girls Gone); Joshua B (Magic Man); Sakarah (Colour My Country); Master Kei (Homeless not Hopeless); Browne Star (Peace) and Star Diamond (Bim Tomorrow). Reserves are Dazzle (Violence in Barbados) and Xavi (No Idea)
While finalists in the 13 to 18 category are: Quon (Why I Sing); Dynamo (Tales From De Crpyt); De Overcomer (Bon Appetit); Miracle (Education); Princess Make’da (Tell Me Why); Ranaan (Kneel & Pray); Symar (Beauty) and Yahandje (Don’t Cry). Reserve is The Mighty King (Lef da Alone!)
The Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch competition comes off on Saturday, July 22 at the Wildey Gymnasium at 7 p.m. Anyone hoping to see the juniors in action before then can go to the Junior Monarch lunchtime concert on Wednesday, July 18 at 12:15 p.m. (IMC)