Within two days, Trinidad has repeated what occurred at the Dominica Finals- a first time female monarch failed to hold on to her title. Duane O’Connor dethroned Karene Asche at the 2012 Calypso Monarch competition with his two entries “The Hunt is On” and “Long Live Calypso,” . O’Connor, who is also the Young King for 2012 secured the $1 million first prize.
Former Monarch, Kurt Allen, placed second. He received $750,000 for his two selections, “Long Live Calypso” and “When Will It End.”
Third place went to last year’s Monarch, Karene Asche. She received $250,000 for “Against All Odds” and “You Will Win the Battle But.”
Meanwhile in the other competition, Charris Bovell is the new Queen of Carnival while Roland St. George is the King of Carnival. Bovell portrayed Mother of Humanity-The Weeping Madonna. St. George portrayed Ralliez-Vous A Mon Panache Blanc.
The following is the list of winners in the Calypso Monarch competition:
1. Duane O’Connor: The Hunt is On, Long Live Calypso
2. Kurt Allen: Long Live Calypso, When Will It End
3. Karene Asche: Against All Odds, You Will Win The Battle But
4. Devon Seale: One Is One, Snapshots
5. Heather Mac Intosh: The Adjective, One Gone
6. Dr. Hollis “Chalkdust” Liverpool: Shame Mr Shak, How’s Dat
7. Michael “Sugar Aloes” Osouna: Doh Force Meh Hand, Chinese Kidnapping
8. Dexter “Stinger” Parsons: My Reason For Being Here, Advice In Song
9. Brian London: Not Brian, Doh Complain – Come Plain
10. Sandra “Singing Sandra” Des Vignes-Millington: On Turning 50, Why I Sing
11. Lesley:Ann Ellis: Street Justice, Mothers and Others
12. Weston “Cro Cro” Rawlins: Say Something, Release Them
For winners in the King and Queen of Carnival competitions, click HERE.
Via [C News]