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Plugged in to calypso

Jackson Unplugged wins a weekend for two at crane resort and $1,000 in funcalypso competition

Jacque Jackson Unplugged Collis is the monarch of calypso at the Barbados Port Inc.

Singing Help Them Out, she beat out eight other contestants in the company’s fourth annual Funcalypso Competition, recently to claim the top prize of a weekend for two at the Crane Residential Resort and $1,000 compliments of the Barbados Port Inc.

Appearing in an original Glen Brathwaite designed dress she was comfortable singing the song written by calypso veteran John King and arranged by Anthony Sarge Sargeant.

Second place went to KerryAnn Hot and Spicy Deane who performed I gin pray fuh you, third was Latoya Big Brown Eversley who did Wine on A Man and fourth was Richard The Soaring Lion Alleyne.

They each won a weekend for two at local hotels and cash prizes compliments Barbados Port Inc.

The other contestants received $200 each.

Eversley also won $200 for receiving the most crowd response and Tamisha Tammy B Clarke’s song Vote for Raul was adjudged the Best Self Penned Song.

The audience was treated to performances from reigning Junior Monarch in the 8 to 12 category, Jazz-Z as well as second placed Dynamo, Lil Az, Fabee, Basil and Dutty Android.

The other contestants were Movel Castle Girl Smith, Richmond De Disciple Reid, Raphael Straw Hat Atkins and Kellyanne Lady K Springer.

Sheldon Hope, was the chief judge and the others on the panel were Troy Special, Kevin Watson and Jason Watson. Deborah Harding-Hoyte was the tabulator. (DS)

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