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All-star line-up for semis

NATANGA SMITH, natangasmith@nationnews.com

Added 14 July 2018

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NCF event producer AJA (left) and Corporate Communications Specialist Simone Codrington making the announcement of the Pic-O-De-Crop semi-finalists. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

Cave Shepherd All Stars has redeemed themselves this year for the Pic-O-De-Crop semi-finals. Eight from their tent will have a chance to make the finals when they judge next week Friday.

Stray Cats have purred their way in with two. Rounding out the semis is one from Super Gladiators, four from House of Soca and three from De Big Show with Classic − also from the Big Show − as the reserve.

Eleanor Rice, tent manager of All Stars, was emotional as she celebrated her tent taking the lions share.

"I am very happy. Based on last year numbers we redeemed ourselves. I am hard on my singers but this is why. I am so proud of them."

Sharon Carew White has four in, down from seven last year.

"This four was also in the semi-finals last year. I had two more to get in but I am pleased with these."

Quite a number of calypsonians, stakeholders, National Cultural Foundation officials and even defending monarch iWeb were present at the Derrick Smith Vocational Centre when event producer AJA and Corporate Communications Specialist Simone Codrington called the names of the 18 after the judges deliberated for an hour and an half. (NS)

The semi-finalists are as follows:

Charisma − Cave Shepherd All Stars Calypso Tent             

Colin Spencer − Cave Shepherd All Stars Calypso Tent    

De Announcer − Cave Shepherd All Stars Calypso Tent  

Donella − Cave Shepherd All Stars Calypso Tent

Jude Clarke − Cave Shepherd All Stars Calypso Tent        

Kid Site − Cave Shepherd All Stars Calypso Tent

Raheem − Cave Shepherd All Stars Calypso Tent              

Structure − Cave Shepherd All Stars Calypso Tent            

AC − De Big Show            

Chrystal Cummins-Beckles − De Big Show            

Mr Blood − De Big Show               

Amazing Dre − House of Soca    

Billboard − House of Soca            

Doyenne − House of Soca           

Miss Sammy G − House of Soca

Apache − Straycats Calypso Tent              

De Doctor − Straycats Calypso Tent         

Smokey Burke − Super Gladiators

Reserve: Classic − De Big Show

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