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Mikey impresses on judging night

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Mikey impresses on judging night

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HUNDREDS OF CALYPSO fans turned out for an entertaining time last night when De Big Show tent went before the judges for the preliminaries of this year’s Pic-o-de-Crop competition.
Even without knowing what the judges had decided, the popular patrons’ choices were Biggie Irie, Mikey, John King, Serenader, Adonijah and Classic.
The audience was treated to some excellence renditions from Biggie Irie, a seasoned campaigner not only in Barbados, but in recent times in Trinidad where he has been competing in the soca competitions at carnival time.
However, it was soca king Mikey, a newcomer to the social commentary aspect of the Crop Over Festival, who won the hearts of many of the kaiso fans with his two renditions.
Last night’s event was held at the Sea Dome facility at Maxwell, Christ Church on the island’s south coast and most of the patrons were middle aged, highlighting the point of little interest in social commentary by younger people.
The judges still have a number of tents to review before deciding on their list of 18 to perform at the semi-finals scheduled for July 18 at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium. (ES)