Erphaan Alves among 40 selected for Calypso Monarch semis
Erphaan Alves will be making his debut in the Calypso Monarch competition this year.
The soca star, known for hits such as ‘Overdue’, ‘In Your Eyes’ and his 2019 songs ‘No Habla’ and ‘Blaze in Love’, was among the 40 calypsonians revealed for the Calypso Monarch semi-finals on Sunday at Skinner Park, San Fernando.
Alves, a former Junior Calypso Monarch, will be following in the footsteps of his friend and fellow soca star Aaron ‘Voice’ St Louis, who placed second in the competition last year. Voice did not enter the competition this year.
Alves will be singing ‘I Am’ and will be up against former Calypso Monarchs Chalkdust, Karene Asche, Roderick ‘Chuck’ Gordon, Brian London and Kurt Allen.
Below is the full list of calypsonians who be singing at Calypso Fiesta on February 23.
- Banjela- Bring it Back
- Alana Sinnette-Khan – Pressure does buss Pipe
- Tobago Chalkie – Travel Advisory
- Alicia Richards – Isreal’s Concern
- Allison Bernard – The You in You
- Allrounder – Where are the footprints
- Brian London – Who to Call
- Pharaoh – Formula
- Devon Seale – Two Face
- The Stinger – Spanish Food
- Duane O’Connor – Respect
- Erphaan Alves – I Am
- Heather MacIntosh – Take Over
- Chalkdust – They Put Meh So
- Jelanie Wells – Ah Tipping
- Jerrisha Duncan- Regis – Big Fat Zero
- Tigress – Who Feels it Knows
- Karen Eccles- Thomas – She Will Have to Wait
- Karene Asche – Loco and Broco
- Tiny – Slipping Away
- Kurt Allen, The Last Badjohn of Calypso – Wah Yuh Say?
- KC – The Bigger Picture
- Leslie Ann Ellis – Yuh Wanna Fight
- Maria Bhola – False Alarm
- Mark Eastman – Calypso Killers
- Sugar Aloes – Super G
- Sey Suzie – The Wrong Name
- Mighty Trini – 101 Percent
- Chucky – El Muro (The Wall)
- Bodyguard – Barefoot
- Ronaldo London – Man’s Imagination
- Mistah Shak – J’ouvert Demons
- Sheldon Nugget – Celebrate Dem
- Sheldon Reid – Whey Meh Trinidad
- Stacey Sobers – Make T&T Great Again
- Tamika Darius – Oil Cyah Spoil
- Spicey – De Crown
- Terri Lyons – Woman
- Queen Victoria – Suspect Band
- Gypsy – When Elephants Fight