Six Finalists Named For Inaugural Carnival Song Competition

The St. Kitts & Nevis National Carnival Committee on Friday afternoon, (8th October 2021), announced the names of six (6) artists who have been selected to vie for top honours in the first-ever Carnival Song Competition, which is scheduled to take place as a virtual event, next week Friday, 15th October.

The competition was launched some three months ago and went through various stages, including an online voting segment, which ended earlier this week.

Director of Carnival, Ms. Hazel Webster, just before making the announcement of the finalists, explained that the contest was introduced to help promote local artists and provide them with an opportunity to earn some income during what has been a challenging period for calypsonians, soca artistes and many others in the music industry.

The contest, which attracted 11 participants, has also helped to jump-start the celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of the National Carnival, later in December.

The Director of Carnival revealed that the six selected for next week’s finals are as follows:

  • JTS Entertainment-Song-Want Back Di Sugar
  • Jeezy Sparta (Jevon Lynch)-Song– 50 Years
  • Navigator (Joseph Bergan)-Song-Sugar Mas Is All (Rr) We
  • KO (Keith O’Garro)-Song-Sugar Mas
  • Genesis (Laurencia Knight)-Song-Forward
  • Blade (Basil Prescot)-Song-We Ain’t Stopping

Webster also thanked the other artists who participated but were not successful. These included Jazzique Chiverton, Bernardo Phipps, Kyle Roberts, Lucien Joseph, and Xoliq-Vidonje Richardson.

The final show will be streamed live on the various platforms of the Carnival Committee and other media outlets.

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