Thirty calypsonians a through to the semi-final round of the first-ever virtual calypso show.
Among the thirty selected for the semi-final on January 30, 2021, is the reigning calypso monarch of Dominica, Jaydee, and nine-time monarch of Dominica, Dennison ‘Dice’ Joseph.
The calypsonians are as follows in random order;
Mighty Omi, Triumph, Mighty D, The Bobb, Great White, Dice, Nashell, Jaydee, Bingo, Genius, Tasha P, Abiyah, Lady S, Alisha, Trinity, Insighter, Haxey, Sour Sour, Observer, Shadow Flow, Checko, Oracle, Son of the Saint, Checker, Hunter, Danyan, Al Casimir, Pick Lock, Luggarz, and De Karressah
There are also three reserves who were selected.
“We have The Intruder, first reserve, Mystery, second reserve, and LuLu, third reserve,” President of the Dominica Calypso Association, Davidson “Observer” Victor said.
He added, “So this is the thirty-three coming from the preliminary and the first thirty will be in the semi-finals and the reserves will be available for in case any of the top thirty are not able to take part, then the reserves are called in to fill in the position.”
The selected calypsonians were selected from a pool of 43 entrants with the semi-final to be held at the Old Mill Cultural Centre in Canefield.