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One queen, two kings crowned to kick-start Carnival 2014

One queen, two kings crowned to kick-start Carnival 2014

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The first set of crowns to be distributed for Vincy Mas 2014 were placed on the heads of the rightful monarchs, as the three New Song Competition winners were named.{{more}}

The competition was held as part of the 2014 Carnival launch at the Solidarity Inc Car Park in Kingstown, last Saturday night.

Veteran calypsonian Vivian Miller, who goes by the stage name “I Come,” was judged to have the best new calypso for his rendition of entitled “Body Parts,” in which he sang about the amputations of limbs associated with diabetes.

Placing second in that category was Noel “Defoe” Costello, with his song “Thanks,” while former new song and calypso monarch Glenroy “Sulle” Caesar placed third with his song “Facts of Life.”

Also performing in the calypso category were Alpheus “Observer” Duncan, “If Calypso is Dying”, as well as Alexis “Lexi” Joseph, who has been off the calypso scene, due to illness that led to his left leg being amputated, with his song “Sunday Evening Bassa Bassa.”

In the Ragga Soca category, Tamisha Nicholls, no stranger to the stage in performance and pageantry, took the crown when the judges decided that her piece “What you drinking” was the best new song in that group.

Nicholls was followed by Travis Lynch, the “Whiz Kid,” who came in second with his song “Fettologist,” while Kahalia “Queen B” Beache placed third with “Mello Hype.”

Also performing in the Ragga Soca category were Cleopatra “Sexy Cleopatra” Hendrickson, “Passion” and Vincy Marshall, “Faith.”

Orlando Foster, who goes by the stage name “Syxx” and is also no stranger to the stage, tasted victory in the best new soca category with his song “Crazy.”

He was followed by Sexy Cleopatra, who sang “Nah go Home,” while Tamisha Nicholls placed third with “Come to the Stage.”

Also competing in the soca category were Queen B, “Wuk up Time,” and Godwin “Gao” Oliver with his crowd pleaser “Hornerman.”

The new song competition was introduced to encourage artistes to write and produce material early, and has been a staple of the Carnival launch for the past six years. (JJ)

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