iWeb claims third calypso crown

iWeb is the 2017 Pic-O-De-Crop calypso monarch.

After putting down two very solid performances at the Kensington Oval on Saturday night, the seasoned performer, who previously won the title in 2013 and 2014,  amassed 108 points to capture the coveted crown for a third time, dethroning Queen Aziza in the process.

iWeb receiving his trophy from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (center) and Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley.

Singing Salesman and Pray For the Souls iWeb entered the competition as a crowd favourite and at the end of the night his fans certainly were not disappointed as he not only lifted the prized trophy, but also claimed the keys to a spanking new Nissan X-Trail, valued at $125, 000.


Edwin Yearwood receiving his prize.

Veteran entertainer Edwin Yearwood, who returned to the Pic-O-De-Crop stage after a more than 20 year break, had to settle for second place after amassing 100 points  – eight shy of iWeb’s total – in what from early seemed to be a keen battle between the two men.

A section of the crowd enjoying the show.

However, in the end iWeb emerged on top, even though Yearwood’s performances of Tax He and Beggar seemed to be equally captivating to the crowd on the night.

 Third place went to a Donella who scored 89 points. She also received good crowd response for her performances of Virtual and Make a Change.

Fourth was Chrystal Cummins-Beckles-Holder, who scored 68 points for her renditions of Too Big For De Horse and Claim Barbados Back and rounding out the top five was Smokey Burke who scored 63 points, singing Poor-Trait and Personna Non Grata.

21 Responses to iWeb claims third calypso crown

  1. Sandra Mayers
    Sandra Mayers August 6, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Congrats Iweb …

  2. Keisha King
    Keisha King August 6, 2017 at 6:01 am

    knew it congrats Iweb

  3. Colleen Worrell
    Colleen Worrell August 6, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Knew it from the beginning congrats well done

  4. Sheron Inniss August 6, 2017 at 6:56 am


  5. Latoya A Davis
    Latoya A Davis August 6, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Nowwww these results make a lot of sense

  6. Fawne Kirton August 6, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Well done Iweb

  7. Kim Ramsay
    Kim Ramsay August 6, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Congratulations Iweb

  8. Patrice Thorne
    Patrice Thorne August 6, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Congrats Iweb. Votes selling was my favourite social commentary from the first time I heard it.

  9. Keera Harding
    Keera Harding August 6, 2017 at 10:55 am


  10. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan August 6, 2017 at 11:19 am

    From the first time I heard Salesman/Votes selling I knew he would win

    • Peter Lowe
      Peter Lowe August 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      Some of them…not all. Smokey nor crystal should’ve never placed

    • Jai Khan
      Jai Khan August 6, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      I wasn’t too impressed either

  11. Amelia Gittens
    Amelia Gittens August 6, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    that song is big rock from the first time it hit the radio air and it is very catchy, that gave him a very big win congrats

  12. Sandra Blenman
    Sandra Blenman August 6, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Congrats Iweb

  13. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen August 6, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Pastor ya did well ,I waiting fa ya to open ya own church,I will be in attendance every time de doors open ,cause ya preach de truth ,vote did selling.

  14. Sonia T Phillips
    Sonia T Phillips August 6, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Looka de million dollar smile

  15. Sonia T Phillips
    Sonia T Phillips August 6, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Julie did called the 1-2-3right she should a little 500.00

  16. Teresa Payne
    Teresa Payne August 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Congrats well deserve win

  17. Quostan Peters August 6, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Special congratulations to Iweb for being the Pic-Of-De-Crop monarch but also thanks to all the other competitors for bringing good music to the festival every year.

  18. Albert Keizer
    Albert Keizer August 6, 2017 at 6:06 pm


  19. Sylvie August 7, 2017 at 11:26 am

    What kind of mathematics is this?You can not get more than a 100% from 100%.Edwin received 100 so where did the extra 8 points come from to award IWeb the crown?How and why did the judges arrive at these extra 8 points?


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