Tuesday 10 December, 2019

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.

  1. Banjela- Bring it Back
  2. Alana Sinnette-Khan – Pressure does buss Pipe
  3. Tobago Chalkie – Travel Advisory
  4. Alicia Richards – Isreal’s Concern
  5. Allison Bernard – The You in You
  6. Allrounder – Where are the footprints
  7. Brian London – Who to Call
  8. Pharaoh – Formula
  9. Devon Seale – Two Face
  10. The Stinger – Spanish Food
  11. Duane O’Connor – Respect
  12. Erphaan Alves – I Am
  13. Heather MacIntosh – Take Over
  14. Chalkdust – They Put Meh So
  15. Jelanie Wells – Ah Tipping
  16. Jerrisha Duncan- Regis – Big Fat Zero
  17. Tigress – Who Feels it Knows
  18. Karen Eccles- Thomas – She Will Have to Wait
  19. Karene Asche – Loco and Broco
  20. Tiny – Slipping Away
  21. Kurt Allen, The Last Badjohn of Calypso – Wah Yuh Say?
  22. KC – The Bigger Picture
  23. Leslie Ann Ellis – Yuh Wanna Fight
  24. Maria Bhola – False Alarm
  25. Mark Eastman – Calypso Killers
  26. Sugar Aloes – Super G
  27. Sey Suzie – The Wrong Name
  28. Mighty Trini – 101 Percent
  29. Chucky – El Muro (The Wall)
  30. Bodyguard – Barefoot
  31. Ronaldo London – Man’s Imagination
  32. Mistah Shak – J’ouvert Demons
  33. Sheldon Nugget – Celebrate Dem
  34. Sheldon Reid – Whey Meh Trinidad
  35. Stacey Sobers – Make T&T Great Again
  36. Tamika Darius – Oil Cyah Spoil
  37. Spicey – De Crown
  38. Terri Lyons – Woman
  39. Queen Victoria – Suspect Band
  40. Gypsy – When Elephants Fight

Reserves

Shirlane Hendrickson

Myron B

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