Thursday, April 18, 2024

Classic is calypso king again


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Four years after he first won the crown, Classic is once again on top of calypso royalty.

Early this morning, emcee Mac Fingall announced William “Classic” Waithe was winner of the 2019 Courtesy Pic-O-De-Crop Finals at Kensington Oval.

He totalled 128 points with One Song, a favourite from the start of this Crop Over season.

Classic can choose between a trophy and cheque for $100 000 or a Nissan X-Trail valued at $120 000. He has until Wednesday to make the decision.

He first won in 2015 with In Bed Together and Something Fishy, but this year’s revamped competition featured only one rendition.

Meanwhile, there was a tie for second place with Adrian Clarke and Terencia “TC” Coward both totalling 113 points for Christmas In Crop Over and Iron Lady, respectively, as First Citizens De Big Show swept the top four positions. They will share $60 000.

Tentmate Chrystal Cummins-Beckles Holder was fourth with 107 points for her calypso, also entitled One Song. She earned $15 000.

Mr Blood was the reigning monarch.

There was one noticeable glitch on the night where Donella (All Stars) had to perform her song De Ship twice because of technical issues.

The other performers were:

Cave Shepherd All Stars – Eric Lewis, Jude Clarke, Kid Site, Sammy Dello, Teri.

First Citizens De Big Show – Edwin Yearwood, Jamal Slocombe, Mistah Dale.

House of Soca: Faith, Miss Sammy G, Rameses.

Stray Cats: Sammy Jane (SAT)


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