The Montserrat Arts Council has apologised to the 10 contestants, who participated in the Queen of Queens Regional Female Calypso Competition, after announcing the wrong winner last evening.
Kenneth Silcott, Director of the Montserrat Arts Council, explained that “human error” led to defending champion Karene Asche being announced as the winner when she was actually the second runner-up.
Terri Lyons and Tash P after the Queen of Queens Regional Female Calypso at Montserrat Carnival 2022 Photo by Nia Golden.
“Our judges, based on points, selected the positions of the competitors, however, because of human error the positions were inverted thus creating an issue. As a result, Karene Asche, the second runner up was announced as the winner and the winner
Terry Lyons announced as second runner-up. No change for the 1st Runner up Tasha P,” Silcott stated.
“A copy and paste issue created some uncertainty and anxiety for the Calypsonians. I am deeply sorry and once again apologize for this and the shadow cast on an excellent and highly competitive show. To all the calypsonians, fans, and audiences we at the Montserrat Arts Council do apologise.”
Moving forward, Silcott said all judges’ decisions would be signed and authorised before they are given to the MC.