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Not an easy call


ERIC SMITH, [email protected]

Not an easy call

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ANALYSING performers in a song competition is a purely subjective exercise and that was quite evident to me by the time the Pic-O-De-Crop calypso competition was all over.

The judges, experienced in scoring, former front-line musicians themselves or long-time followers of the art form, came up with their decisions. It was evident the audience did not agree with the second-place choice.

Thankfully, the one position on which judges, audience and the experts on radio seemed united was the choice of monarch in Aziza. Unlike the surprise reception when Rita became the first woman to capture the crown in 1988, this second victory by a female was a popular one.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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