First Blood

Pic-O-De-Crop finalists draw for positions

Seasoned competitor Mr. Blood will be first out the blocks when the MQI Pic-O-De-Crop calypso finals come off at Kensington Oval on Saturday, July 30.

Speaking to the media this morning following the draw held at the Mount Gay Visitors Centre on the Spring Garden Highway, the Headliners’ representative said though his was not the ideal position, he was prepared to give of his best.

“It is definitely not the one I wanted but I am going to take the advice that I usually give people who are on a show with me. I am going to go out there and do the best that I can. When I go everyone has to follow, so they have to try to catch what I leave out there and I am going to leave my all on stage,” Mr Blood said.

And without letting too much out of the bag, he said fans could expect some changes to his performance.

“For most finals I have done, they [critics] said I would have fallen down because I would have given my all at the semi-finals, but I think this year with both these songs that I have to offer, musically, lyrically and performance wise, you can look out for something pretty spectacular from Mr. Blood,” he added.  

The youngest competitor, Aziza, will be performing at number two. However, she wasn’t too perturbed about her position.

Aziza signing her contract earlier today. 
Aziza signing her contract earlier today. 

“I feel great. A number doesn’t matter to me. I just go out to perform and do my best. I am very prepared; I am working hard each and every day. I am adding a verse to One People One Nation because I think it will be more impactful,” the 21-year-old former Junior Monarch said.

Reigning monarch Classic will be performing at number nine.

The full order of appearance is as follows:

Mr. Blood, Aziza, Ian Webster, Donella, Chrystal Cummins-Beckles, Adrian Clarke, Adonijah, TC, Classic and Colin Spencer. The reserve is Smokey Burke. 

Adisa Andwele (left) and Adrian Clarke going through his contract.
Adisa Andwele (left) and Adrian Clarke going through his contract.
The Pic-O-De-Crop finalists with Marketing Manager at MQI Margaret Hoyte (right) and brand ambassador for Mount Gay Terry Vaughn (left). Standing in for Ian Webster is DJ Alvin Toppin (seated right).
The Pic-O-De-Crop finalists with Marketing Manager at MQI Margaret Hoyte (right) and brand ambassador for Mount Gay Terry Vaughn (left). Standing in for Ian Webster is DJ Alvin Toppin (seated right).

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