Calypsonians vying for the Calypso Monarch title perform throughout the festival period in calypso 'tents'.
On pre-announced nights, the competition's judges visit each tent and score the performers on known criteria.
After the last tent judging, 18 contestants are selected to go forward to the Pic-o-de-Crop Semi-Finals.
At the semis, each contestant sings two calypsos in an order determined by a random draw. (It's a l.o.n.g evening!) The eight calypsonians judged best go forward to the finals.
The Semi Finalists are:
De Big Show:
AC - Adrian Clarke
iWeb – Ian Webster
JSlo - Jamal Slocombe
House of Soca:
AC - Anita Clarke
Cave Shepherd All Stars:
Tickets: Bds $40
Tickets available at the National Cultural Foundation, https://secure.ticketpal.com/affiliate/premiereventswebsite/event/CROP-OVER-2017---Pic-O-De-Crop-Semi-Finals and from the following Box Offices:
A&B Soundz- Sheraton Centre; CS Pharmacy Lower Broad Street; Nu Look Boutique- Roebuck Street; Warrens Ticket Centre- Massy Stores Supercentre; Henrietta's Closet- Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall; Sol Service Station- Speightstown, St.Peter; Emerald City Supermarket, Six Roads; Sol Redmans- Redman Village, St. Thomas; Lucky Horse Shoe- Warrens , St.Michael; Sundek- Limegrove; Carlton Supermarket- Black Rock; KOMI- Kensington Oval; Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre - Two Mile Hill; L&M Touch of Class - Shop #3 Pelican Craft Centre
Admission: Bds $40.00
Venue: 3W's Amphitheatre, Kensington Oval, President Kennedy Drive, Fontabelle, St. Michael