Reigning calypso king Ian iWeb Webster has ended public speculation over whether or not he will be defending his Pic-O-De-Crop crown.
Earlier today he confirmed to Barbados TODAY that he would definitely be in the August 3 line up at the Kensington Oval, explaining that he was strongly encouraged to compete by both his fans and fellow tent mates in De Big Show.
iWeb, who previously won the coveted title in 2013 and 2014 and who has been generating significant interest with this year’s offerings, including M.I.A and Adara, is also a finalist in this year’s Party Monarch and Sweet Soca contests.
His decision to defend his crown follows Saturday’s announcement of the 18 semifinalists for the Pic-O-De-Crop competition.
The semi finalists include the Cave Shepherd All Stars, Charisma, Colin Spencer, De Announcer, Donella, Jude Clarke, Kid Site, Raheem and Structure; from De Big Show, AC, Chrystal Cummins-Beckles and Mr Blood; from the House of Soca, Amazing Dre, Billboard, Doyenne, Miss Sammy G; from the Stray Cats, Apache and De Doctor and from the Super Gladiators, Smokey Burke.
The reserve is Classic of De Big Show.
The semis come off this Friday at the Wildey Gymnasium.