Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Mr DJ does it again

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He did it again!

Granville Mr DJ Carter continued his dominance of the United Society of the Blind’s Calypso Competition by claiming his fourth consecutive title when the curtain came down on the 2017 contest at Solidarity House last Saturday night.

Mr DJ was in fine voice when he rendered Make Barbados Safe Again, to tally 400 points. Among his prizes were a cheque for $1 000 and a trophy.

He beat the first winner of the seven-year-old contest, Elviston Size 2 Maloney, into second. Size 2 sang Haemorrhaging, to finish 22 points behind Mr DJ. He took home a trophy, cheque for $750 and some other prizes.

Third-placed Errol Redd Man Greenidge sang We Have Progress and earned 343 points, a cheque for $500, a trophy and a few vouchers. It was an improvement on last year’s fifth spot.

Five points behind him was Errol De Phantom Hurley, who collected $300 among his prizes. Also receiving a cheque for $300 and gifts were Roger Biggie Bear Vaughan (328 points), Richard Mr Daze Daisley (325 points) and the lone female contestant, Anna Miss Anna BE Beckles (301).

Some members of the supportive audience expressed their disapproval that Miss Anna BE, whose song was also entitled Make Barbados Safe Again, finished in the cellar position. Biggie Bear sang De Calypso Crown, while Mr Daze rendered Bajan Girls.

The competition took up the first half of the evening and while the judges deliberated in the second, members of the audience were entertained by the Trinidad and Tobago Blind calypso champ Nyol Manswell, who sang One Eye Monster.

Barbados was also well represented by Donella who did Virtual, Jamal Slocombe performed Can’t Finish It and Biggie Irie, Pankatang. The audience did not get enough of Biggie Irie, and he returned with Need Ah Riddim to round off the evening. (YB)

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