The women of calypso have made it clear; this year, they’re coming for king.Seven females are among the 16 competitors progressing to the semi-finals of the 2018/2019 Senior Calypso Monarch Competition.

Following two nights of eliminations on December 1st and 2nd at Carnival Village, and 45 competitors, Queen Kibbie with ‘Side Dish’ emerged as the top performer – amassing 394 points.She was closely followed by Brown Sugar with 391 points and Charis D with 380 points. Much to the fans’ delight coming in at number 10 was the Unaccepted Unexpected, and there was also applause for the return of Navigator.