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Good showing in first half of semis

JOHN SEALY, johnsealy@nationnews.com

Added 20 July 2018

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De Announcer starting the show at the Pic-O-De-Crop semi-finals. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

The first half of the Courtesy Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop semi-finals has concluded with 18 calypsonians doing their first song for the judges.

It was a competitive near two and a half hours, with stand-out performances by AC doing De Post Mortem, Billboard with Sex Change, Structure with Kaiso Ain’t Afraid and Raheem doing De Bus Ride.

Jude Clarke shook the house with Great Again and Donella won hearts with Prayer For The Children. De Announcer was also on point with Crop Over.

At the start of the second half, De Announcer was back in the dressing room after his final song Glad, as well as Chrystal Cummins-Beckles having completed her song called A Piece of the Rock. It is now down the road for the other 16.

They will be trying to impress the judges in the categories of melody − 40 points; lyrics − 35 points; rendition − 15 points and arrangement − 10 points. (JS)

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