Five Calypso Monarchs are into the final of the competition in the Dimanche Gras at the Queen’s Park Savannah, following semi-final action where forty calypsonians tried to impress the judges at Skinner Park, San Fernando Saturday.
The former Calypso Monarchs are Chalkdust , Singing Sandra, Cro Cro , Sugar Aloes and Kurt Allen.
The other finalists vying to dethrone defending Calypso Monarch, Karen Asche, are Brian London, Devon Seales, Stinger, Duane O Connor, Heather Mc Intosh and Leslie Ann Ellis. Mr Shack and Karren Eccles Thomas are the reserves.
Public Relations Officer of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organization, Karenga Mandela, in a News Power Authority interview Sunday said the judge’s were exposed to extensive training before the competition.
Mr Mandela was also pleased with the mixture of youth and experience going for the final.