PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Aaron “Voice” St.Louis, the reigning soca monarch, will be among 15 artistes who will attempt to dethrone reigning calypso monarch, Dr. Hollis “Chalkdust” Liverpool, at the Dimanche Gras show here on Sunday.
“Chalkdust” has won the calypso monarch title nine times.
St Louis won the judges’ nod with his popular hit Year for Love on Saturday at the Calypso Fiesta at Skinner Park in the southern city of San Fernando.
Former calypso monarchs Kurt Allen, Michael “Sugar Aloes” Osouna, Karene Asche and Sandra “Singing Sandra” Des Vignes-Millington were also among the artistes at the Calypso Fiesta who qualified for the finals at the Dimanche Gras show at the Queen’s Park Savannah.
The other finalists are Alana “Lady Watchman” Sinnette-Khan, Carlos “Skatie” James, Dexter “The Stinger” Parsons, Helon Francis, Joanne “Tigress” Rowley, Michael “Protector” Legerton, Myron “Myron B” Bruce, Rondell Donawa, Selvon “Mistah Shak” and Stacey Sobers.
Another former calypso monarch, Roderick “Chuck” Gordon, was named as a reserve, which means he would be allowed to take the position of any finalist who fails to perform on Sunday.