When the judges’ points were tallied at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on July 21, two male calypsonians in the 2018 Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch Finals emerged victorious. Emari Browne, performing as Browne Star, stood out from a field of eight competitors in the 7-12 years category, with a commanding performance of his song entitled Peace. Kenaz Walker, performing as Mighty Bit Bit unabashedly laid all his cards on the table while performing Please Give Bit Bit De Crown. If crowd reaction was the only criteria, Mighty Bit
Bit would have won the crown by a mile. Sakarah Thomas secured third spot with Colour My Barbados and Master
Kei earned a commendable fourth place with Homeless Not Hopeless.
Deqoun Alleyne, performing under the moniker Quon,
swept away the field of six other competitors with his rendition of Why I Sing, to capture the title in the 13-18 years category. Yahandje sang Don’t Cry to take second place; Asher Murrell, performing as Dynamo, captured third place with Tales From De Crypt and Kymorhi De Overcomer
Trotman secured fourth place with a rendition of Bon Appetit.
A view of the crowd Quon Dynamo Yahandje
Browne Star Sakarah Mighty Bit Bit