April 3, 2009
Juniors ready for calypso/soca battle

Even if the older heads are not quite ready for Vincy Mas 2009, the younger generation of entertainers are ready and rearing to go, since the names of the finalists for the June 30th Junior Calypso/ Soca competition have already been released.{{more}}

Defending 2008 champions in the primary and secondary school Calypso and Junior Soca monarch competitions have indicated that they will be defending their titles when the time comes around at the Victoria Park.

Park Hill Government School student Terancia Cornwall, who goes by the stage name ‘Little TC’, will be defending her title against eight other competitors in the primary school division. The grade six student will perform ‘Is this retribution?’

She will be coming up against Lodge Village Government School contender Shade ‘Shade B’ Barker, who will perform ‘Idle Hands’.

Other competitors in the primary school division are Daniel ‘Star Scream’ Toussaint of the Fair Hall Primary singing ‘A Boy’s Little Wish’, South Rivers Primary student Mehalia ‘The Royalties’ Williams singing ‘Heroes in Vincy Music’.

Nidia ‘Lady Dia’ Jack of the Greggs Primary will sing ‘The Drug Culture’, Gafeisha ‘Singing Gaffy’ Caine of the Calder Government will perform ‘Chinese King’, Cassie-Ann ‘Princess Cassie’ of the St. Mary’s RC will sing ‘Things that does get me vex’, Rayshanna ‘Baby Ray’ Giles of Kingstown Preparatory is expected to perform ‘Way the respect gone’, and another Fair Hall student Otis ‘Flipper’ Caine will sing ‘Modify your game’.

Six students were selected to take on Daneisha Simmons for her Secondary School title.

They are Cassian ‘Singing Cassie’ Lavia of the Sandy Bay Secondary, who will sing ‘My voice must be heard’.

Also performing are Alexandria ‘Lady Alex’ Small of the St. Joseph’s Convent Kingstown, who will sing ‘Role Models’, Kenley Baptiste of the Kingstown Technical Institute will do ‘Master Plan’, Dr. JP Eustace Memorial Secondary Student Phylicia ‘Nubian Empress’ Alexander will

perform ‘A Friendly request’ and Ayesha ‘Singing Ayesha’ and Delano ‘Man Mo Mo’, both of the Campden Park Secondary School, will perform ‘Come join the fight’ and ‘Embrace the Wellness revolution’.

Simmons, a student of the Bishop’s College, will defend her title with her rendition ‘Don’t blame the world’.

Simmons will also contest the soca competition, in an attempt to be double crowned, by beating last year’s winner Hance John.

She will perform ‘soca boy’ in the soca category.

Jovica ‘Princess J’ of the Greggs Primary School is the only primary school student in the competition. she will perform ‘Jam it back’.

Faylicia ‘Singing Fay Fay’ of the BCK will perform ‘gee me way’, Kurtney ‘Soca Man’ Pompey of the Sandy Bay Secondary will sing ‘they want to ban it’, Ayesha Matthews will perform ‘Jump’, Oran ‘Singing Orie’ Shepherd will sing ‘Fantasy Girl’, and Phillip ‘Wetty B’ Dember of the Union Island Secondary will sing ‘Steel Pan Anthems’.

Last year’s champion Hance John, a student of the St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua, will be singing ‘Jump’.