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:
Cave Shepherd All Stars:
De Big Show:
AC - Adrian Clarke
House of Soca:
Miss Sammy G
Tickets: Bds $40
Tickets available at the National Cultural Foundation, https://secure.ticketpal.com/affiliate/CICMCBarbadoswebsite/event/Pic-O-De-Crop-Semi-FinalsPic-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; Emerald City Supermarket, Six Roads; Sol Redmans- Redman Village, St. Thomas; Lucky Horseshoe- Warrens , St.Michael; Orgn- Limegrove, St. James; Carlton Supermarket- Black Rock; KOMI- Kensington Oval; Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre - Two Mile Hill; L&M Touch of Class - Shop #3 Pelican Craft Centre; Rubis- Wildey, St. Michael
Venue: Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Regency Park, Wildey, St. Michael