Focussed: Banks Holdings & LIME stay the course with Barbados’ Calypso Monarchy contests – Pic’ O’De Crop Semi-Finals & Finals

Dr Donna Hunte Cox gets a feel what the victor will experience a fortnight from now when Barbados has its 2010 Calypso Monarch for Pic O'De Crop

Dr Donna Hunte Cox gets a feel what the victor will experience a fortnight from now when Barbados has its 2010 Calypso Monarch for Pic O'De Crop

If you’re familiar with science fiction, and even more so Star Trek, then the once bad-guys and now bad-asses, the Klingons had an axiom of “Focus on but one target (wa’ DoSneHyIbuS)” and that’s just what nine calypsonians will do on July 30, deliver 2 songs focussing on one target of victory – the near 70-thousand dollars’ worth of pimped out Ford Focus as part of the prize for being Barbados’ Calypso Monarch of 2010.

BHL's Bernard Frost and Sonji Phillips of LIME are given a tour of the Ford Focus at MacEnearney's Wildey Headquarters

BHL's Bernard Frost and Sonji Phillips of LIME are given a tour of the Ford Focus at MacEnearney's Wildey Headquarters

Freekz Customz tricked up the vehicle which was just unleashed for everyone to understand what was at stake. Cultural Officer Aja proclaimed to the audience this year’s contest is more on content than personality which makes for a better event for everyone to appreciate {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR AUDIO};-

In the NCF’s Cultural Officer’s opinion, since the 18 semi-finalists selected did not encounter a large backlash of public outcry then the real competition lies in the music, message and delivery – which makes for a better event, by Aja’s assessment.

Aja is confident this year's Monarchy Semi's & Finals will FOCUS on the music and not the singer or personality behind the tunes

Aja is confident this year's Monarchy Semi's & Finals will FOCUS on the music and not the singer or personality behind the tunes

Semi-Finals are this Friday, weather willing (1982 was a rained out finals in Barbados which never happened, plus St Kitts and Dominican Republic are currently under Red Alerts because of the same 3 Tropical Waves converging over the region now), while the big kahuna – Pic’ O’De Crop finals – are slated for July 30.

Dr Donna Hunte-Cox - CEO of NCF; Sonji Phillips from LIME & Bernard Frost - BHL's Marketing Manager paying attention to Aja when he addressed participants

Dr Donna Hunte-Cox - CEO of NCF; Sonji Phillips from LIME & Bernard Frost - BHL's Marketing Manager paying attention to Aja when he addressed participants

After a looooong hiatus, Barbadians find the Mighty Gabby re-entering the Donkey Derby as he once referred to the competition which many Bajans never forgot, and did not really forgive the performer. While he may have had a basis for his reasoning – it was considered poor sportsmanship at the time.

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