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Carnival Cash Promotion---Prize worth $1,500
Chairman of the National Carnival
Commission (NCC) Lorraine Pouchet
is promising an exciting six-hour
Dimanche Gras show tonight.
The programme, Pouchet said, is
organised by Carl Beaver Henderson,
who will go all out to ensure patrons
get their money s worth. Pouchet said
the NCC has arranged a pre entertain-
ment segment for patrons before the
"The programme starts at 7 pm and
it goes until about 1 am," Pouchet said.
This will be followed by a post
Dimanche Gras party until 3 am, to get
citizens into the Carnival spirit and
"We are trying to create three events
in one. It will be an exciting show,"
The programme will see 11 finalists
in the Calypso Monarch competition
squaring off against reigning king
Chucky (Roderick Gordon) for the $1
million first prize and the coveted title.
The 12 vying for the crown, (four
women and eight men) will each per-
form two songs for the judges.
Asked if there were any surprises,
Pouchet said "let us wait and see."
Pouchet was unable to say how much
money the NCC had pumped into the
Chucky comfortable, confident
Defending champion Roderick
"Chucky" Gordon said he was going
into the competition feeling comfortable
He said his victory last year has given
him tremendous confidence to compete
against his fellow bards.
Asked if he was confident of cap-
turing the crown for a second time,
Gordon replied, " I am quite confident,
but you never know what will happen
on the night of the show. Any number
Gordon s two songs are The Rose
and I Believe.
Gordon said his biggest competitors
were Seale, Asche and Mista Shak. He
said last year he did not do well at the
preliminaries, but made it to Skinner
Park and then into the finals.
"I was nowhere close to being a
favourite last year and look what hap-
pened. I won the title."
Tonight will be Gordon s fifth time
in the competition.
Asche: I'm coming
with all guns blazing
Karene Asche, 30, who won the
Calypso Monarch crown in 2011, said
she was optimistic that she could topple
"It is my time once again. I will be
coming with all guns blazing in the
savannah. I am optimistic than I can
take home the title."
Asche will perform Every Knee Shall
Bow and Fix the Gap. She said while
a few finalists would keep their ren-
ditions close to their chest, "I don t
believe in that. I let people know what
I am singing so they would have a fair
knowledge and understanding of the
Devon Seale a crowd
favourite for 2015
Regarded as a crowd favourite
tonight, Devon Seale feels 2015 is his
"This year has been my strongest in
terms of lyrical content and the recep-
tion I have received from the crowd. A
lot of people have been telling me that
I have a good chance of winning after
seeing my performance at the semifi-
nals. But I am not going to count my
chickens before they are hatched."
Seale sees Asche as his biggest chal-
Seale, who has entered the finals of
the Calypso Monarch competition
numerous times, said he intends to put
his best foot forward when he graces
"I am going there to execute."
Myron Bruce to give his all
A virtual newcomer to the compe-
tition, Myron Bruce said he intends to
give a presentation that the audience
would enjoy and remember.
"I am going there to give it my all.
May the best man or woman win."
Bruce will perform Ebola Scare and
Greater Analysis. This is Bruce s second
year in the Big Yard.
Last year, he placed tenth in the com-
Victoria Cooper makes it three
times in a row to Big Yard
Overwhelmed and overjoyed. That s
how Victoria Cooper has described
being selected as a finalist in the con-
"This is my hat-trick. I am over-
whelmed and overjoyed just making it
three times in a row in the Big Yard.
There is something special about that
night, and I am looking forward to
going there and doing my best."
Cooper, one of four women in the
competition, will perform Venting and
Long Life Calypso.
Six-hour show tonight...
Three events in one for
this year's Dimanche Gras
1 Queen Victoria (Victoria
2 Karene Asche
3 Heather MacIntosh
4 The Incredible Myron B
5 Devon Seale
6 Bunny B (Neville Brown)
7 Brian London
8 The Original De Fosto Himself
9 Duane O' Connor
10 Chucky (Roderick Gordon)
11 Tigress (Joanne Rowley)
12 Mista Shak (Selvon Noel)
ORDER OF APPEARANCE FOR THE CALYPSO MONARCH COMPETITION
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