Class is class, and form is only temporary. It is the former that truly describes multi talented artist, Superstar (Germaine Simon) as she performed majestically, to retain the Digicel Calypso Monarch crown at the Mini Stadium on the Night of Friday March 4th.
Superstar had the audience enraptured the moment her performance began
Performing her prize-winning selection, ‘You Got to be Strong’, Superstar immediately stamped her authority on the competition, the moment she took to the stage, in position number two.
Known, and well-respected, for her consistently brilliant and inspiring performances, she was able to lift her game higher with a stupendous delivery on stage.
Dressed all in white, the former National semi finalist, stunned the crowd with her scintillating performance which apparently threw her competitors off their game plan.
The victory marked her sixth overall success, following wins in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010 and this year.
An improved performance from Superflint (Clint John), earned him second position with his selection ‘Real-Man’.
Third place was the Leftist, in this, his 24th year as an artist. His selection was entitled – ‘Slavery Ain’t Done’.
Two days before the competition, Superstar told yours truly, of a dream she had, where she saw three crowns. She went on to capture the Soca Monarch crown, two nights later and her sister, who she chaperoned, was first runner-up at the Queen show. A decision, most felt, was one step lower than her all-round performance deserved.
Full Results of the Calypso competition
- 1st Superstar ( Germaine Simon) 240
- 2nd Superflint (Clint John) 233
- 3rd Leftist (Anderson Matheson) 228
- 4th Lady Charmz (Moesha Mitchell) 219
- 5th Sugar-Patch (Anthony Douglas) 211
- 6th Pupa Leendi (Lyndon Adams) 208
- 7th Roach (Vern Deroche) 208
- 8th Crate (Shorn Chase) 203
- 9th Martie (Makiesha Simon) 194
- 10th Hugo ( Hugh Alexander) 187
- 11th Mr.Velon (Kerry Simmons) 161