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Junior performers pump up Victoria Park

Junior performers pump up Victoria Park


Instructing Carnival goers to “Line Up” for Carnival, Teishanna “Mighty Alicia” Franklin was crowned the winner of the Junior Calypso Soca Monarch competition.{{more}} The student of the Kingstown Anglican School also placed second in the Junior Calypso competition with the song “Teacher Don’t Touch Me there.”

The Junior Calypso and Soca

competition, which took place on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at Carnival City, Victoria Park, saw twenty two young students compete for the top spots in the Primary Schools Calypso, Secondary Schools Calypso and the Junior Soca Monarch Competitions.

In the Junior Calypso Primary Schools category, Ottis “Flipper” Caine of the Fair Hall Government School surpassed his seven competitors to take the top spot with his education friendly song “Books First”. Teishanna “Mighty Alicia” Franklyn addressed child abuse in her song “Teacher don’t touch me there”, while in third place, Alexia “The Messenger” Alexander of the Fancy Government School delivered a “Message from Overseas.”

Shade “Shade B” Barker of the St. Joseph’s Convent Kingstown rose above her colleagues with her song “Rise Up”, copping the top spot in the Junior Calypso Secondary Schools competition. The Nubian Empress from Intermediate High School Phylicia Alexander came in second with her song “Positive Reasoning”, while defending monarch Cassian Lavia of the Sandy Bay Secondary School settled for third place with her rendition “Proud Vincy Woman.”

In the Junior Soca competition Gionvannie “Super D” Collins of the Greggs Primary fired up the crowd with his piece “More Fire” and placed second, behind Teishanna “Mighty Alicia” Franklin. Campden Park Secondary student Cachley Yorke settled for third with her song “Put them up Dey”.

The competition also featured guest appearances from the West St. George Secondary School Band and the Grammar School Band, the Miss Carival contestants and performances from Lime Soca Dans, Jamsey P, Luta, Fireman, Oscar James and Pressure.