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Classic dethrones Mr Blood in Pic-o’-De-Crop Finals

Classic dethroned Mr Blood to capture the top spot in this year’s Pic-o’-De-Crop Finals. His song One Song copped 128 points last night after a captivating performance with the crowd at Kensington Oval appreciating every moment. As the new King, Classic has a choice of a trophy and cheque for $100 000, or a Nissan […]

Fight to the finish at Pic-o’-De-Crop Finals

The action is on at the Courtesy Garage Pic-o’-De-Crop Finals at Kensington Oval. Eighteen competitors are doing battle to see who will walk away with a Red Nissan X Trail or $100 000. The seats on the grounds are all taken. Some kaiso lovers have opted to stand and take in the action. The 3Ws […]

First-Citizens De Big Show cops lion’s share of finalists in Pic-O-De-Crop

A small crowd gathered in Solidarity House to await the results, hoping to see their favorite calypsonians heading to Kensington Oval aiming to dethrone Mr Blood on August 2, 2019. Tent Managers from Cave Shepherd All Stars, Eleanor Rice-Watkins House of Soca Calypso Tent, Sharon Carew and First Citizens De Big Show, Merle Niles sat eagerly to hear […]

New Calypso Tent in the line up for 2019

Six Kaiso Tents will be putting their top Calysonians in the ring to face the judges this season and of that number four are managed and operated by women. The tent managers were at the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) on Friday evening, April 12 to draw for positions in the preliminary judging round of the […]

Aziza wins Pic-O-De-Crop

Barbados got its first female calypso monarch in 28 years tonight, when Aziza was crowned winner of the 2016 Pic-O-De-Crop finals.  She won with the songs One People One Nation and Bring back Respect from a field of ten contestants. There was wide speculation that a woman would win this year’s contest, and Aziza became […]

Newcomers looking ahead

With every disappointment comes a silver lining. Jamal Slocombe and Ah-Dee-Lah, two first time Pic-O-De-Crop semifinalists who did not make it through to the finals last weekend, strongly believe this. Though obviously disappointed at not making the final nine, both budding calypsonians have learnt valuable lessons from the experience, and have vowed to keep pressing […]

And then there were nine . . .

After six hours of gruelling competition and just about an hour of deliberation last Friday night, the judges determined that Aziza, Adonijah, Adrian Clarke, Chrystal Cummins-Beckles, Colin Spencer, Donella, Ian Webster, Mr Blood and TC would be the ones to challenge reigning Pic-O-De-Crop Monarch Classic on July 30 at Kensington Oval. And as they say, […]

Praise for young brigade

The emergence of a new brigade in this year’s Pic-O-De-Crop competition has delighted many veteran performers who are hailing the development as an encouraging sign that the future of calypso is in good hands. This year, four former junior monarchs Ah-Dee-Lah, Aziza, Sammy G and Sir Ruel and a newcomer Jamal Slocombe are among the […]

Hail the prospective kings and queens

And then there were 18. Few can have much argument with the choices made by the Pic-O-De-Crop judges very early Monday morning after the Stray Cats ended their tent’s presentation at the Crane Beach Hotel. Those finding favour for the competition’s semi-final were: Adrian Clarke, Ian Webster, Adonijah, Chrystal Cummins-Beckles, Jamal Slocombe, TC (De Big […]

Pic semis back to Stadium

Social commentary lovers will experience nostalgia in every sense of the word when the Pic-O-De-Crop Semi-Finals head back to the National Stadium for the first time in nearly ten years. Event producer Adisa Andwele told reporters today at a Press conference that the show would take patrons back in time, and the National Cultural Foundation […]

De Big Show quality overfloweth

One had to be at the Sea Rocks Dome of the Barbados Beach Club last night to truly appreciate the fabulous fare on offer. Proceedings started on a high note and ended with the venue in an uproar, as the Mighty Grynner left fans in a frenzy. The veteran who has graced the local stage […]

Poonka for NCF kaiso contest changes

He may have been out of the competition arena for almost two decades, but calypsonian Wayne Poonka Willock is giving 100 per cent backing to the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) proposals of change to the major Crop Over competitions. But he’s also asking some questions about what is passing for calypso. The NCF has been discussing […]

Intense competition

by Davandra Babb It was a battle royal layered with picong in the first half of the Pic-O-De-Crop finals tonight at the  The Oval. The calypsonians came ready for war and addressed the issues of the day and some even dared to address issues with each other. Defending monarch Ian Webster thrilled the packed crowd at Kensington Oval […]

Pic-O-De-Crop finals postponed

The Pic-O-De-Crop finals has been postponed until tomorrow due to anticipated bad weather. Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley told Barbados TODAY moments ago that the decision was taken on the advice of the Barbados Meteorological Services. “While the warning has been lifted we were told we would still have rain and there’s the possibility of […]

Terrific ten

Crop Over’s biggest musical competition that started with more than 80 hopefuls has now been whittled down to ten.  And on Friday night, these terrific ten will brave the Pic-O-De-Crop judges, if not the weather, to see who earns the right to be the 2014 monarch. The ten competitors have equal opportunity to win the crown, […]

Pic-o-de-Crop nine chosen

Chrystal Cummins-Beckles is the lone female among the nine finalists  chosen early this morning to  go up against reigning monarch Ian Webster  in the Pic-o-de-Crop calypso finals two weeks from now. This follows last night’s keenly contested  semifinals at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. Three artistes each from De Big Show, Headliners and All Stars copped places in the […]

Pic o de Crop semifinalists announced

All Stars Calypso Tent and De Big Show dominate the list of semifinalists in this year Pic o De Crop competition, which will be held next Friday, July 18, at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. Both tents have a total of five being chosen, followed by Headliners with three, The Experience Calypso Tent with two […]

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