Two new calypso queens crowned

Barbados has two junior calypso queens.

Following two keenly contested finals at the Kensington Oval tonight,  Mhizz Kibabba, singing Bring Back The Love, emerged as the winner in the 7-12 category of the Crop Over Junior Monarch competition, while Sparkle T won in the 13-18 category with a self-penned number entitled This Golden Chain.

The two new junior calypso queens of Barbados.

Both winners walked away with over $2,000 in cash and other prizes.

The defending monarchs were Summa in the 7-12 category and De MC in the 13-18 category.

Tonight, there was a tie for second position in the 7-12 group between Browne Star, singing Don’t Pressure Me and Master Kei with A Child’s Plea. Summa finished fourth with Potholes.

In the older category, De Overcomer was second with Save A Child, De MC third with Who Madd? and fourth place went to Lady Nica, whose performance of Questions for the Minister was enhanced by a video presentation featuring Minister of Education Ronald Jones.

Sparkle T accepting her winning trophy from Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley.

It was Sparkle T’s final year in the competition so she is leaving on a high, while Mhizz Kibabba is off to a winning start in her first year in the junior contest.

Mhizz Kibabba was also in winner’s row at the end of the night.

However, brothers Browne Star and De Rock failed to dominate this year’s competition in the way the Clarke sisters – Lil Az and Small One – and the Gittens brothers – Mylez Z and Jazz Z – previously did.

Tonight’s competition was well attended and at the end of the night, the crowd generally applauded the results which were delivered just before 1 a.m. Sunday after the show got going at 7 p.m. Saturday.

 

3 Responses to Two new calypso queens crowned

  1. Sheron Inniss July 23, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Congratulations.

    Sparkle T you got my WOW and I expected you to win in your age group.

    I did not see Mhizz Kibabba’s performanance but I am sure she would have wowed the judges.

    I feel real good when I see and hear the youngsters doing good stuff. 53+

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  2. Carson C Cadogan July 23, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Morris spoke the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

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  3. gsmiley July 23, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    CCC you are such a yardfowl that you’re posting your responses to stories that are not even relevant.

    Just so anxious too spew your partisan BS.

    Congrats Sparkle.

    Reply

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