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Lady Nica shines among junior calypsonians

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Lady Nica shines among junior calypsonians

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LADY NICA may be a newcomer to the Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch stage, but the 17-year-old performed like a veteran during the semi-finals on Sunday night.

The final performer in the 13-18 category and the last one to face the judges at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, she stirred the large audience with Questions For De Minister. To show she is a real contender to the monarchy, she added another verse to the three verses she sang before and by the end of the last line, people were calling for an encore.

While the other questions might have been familiar as the song has been playing on the radio, Lady Nica sang that she was looking forward to working with Minister of Education Ronald Jones to better the youth. However, after some teachers who attended organised union events had their salaries docked, she had to rethink her plan because she did not work for charity.

Hers was not the only good performance at the semis, though, as several of the seasoned contestants showed their form to secure spots in the July 22 finals. Those joining her to try ousting defending monarch De MC are Raanan, Sparkle T, De Overcomer, Yahandje, Mr Personality and Miracle. Tinesha (Clean Up The Caribbean) is the reserve. (GBM)

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