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Six women are among the 22 calypsonians who will compete on Friday for a place in the finals of the National Calypso Monarch competition on July 6.

Ten finalists will selected to compete against reigning monarch Shernelle “Skarpyon” Williams during Demarche at Victoria Park.

Two tents — On Tour and Upstage Xperience — each has six bards in the semifinals, which had been dubbed Fantastic Friday.

The complete list of semifinalists are as follows:

Dynamites Calypso Tent

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1. Earl “Exposer” Isles
2. John “The Truth” Dougan
3. Dennis Bowman

Graduates Calypso Tent

1. Glen “Bump I” Richards
2. Aurella “Queen B” Beache
3. Michael “Mercy” Ollivierre
4. Maxwell “Tajoe” Francis
5. St. Clair “Mitch” Lewis

P’Tani Calypso Tent

1. Javelle “Diya” Frank
2. Elliot “Mystery” Shallow

On Tour Calypso Tent

1. Glenford “Azara” Charles
2. Grantley “Ipa” Constance
3. Kenneth “Vibrating Scakes” Alleyne
4. Robert “Patches” King
5. Elvis “Abijah” Abbey
6. Andreide “Ranking Bash” Baptiste

Upstage Xperience 

1. Shaunelle Mc Kenzie
2. Zamfir “Man Zangie” Adams
3. Vivian “I-Come” Miller
4. Lornette “Fya Empress” Nedd
5. Cleopatra Hendrickson
6. Alphaeus “Observer” Duncan


1. Fitzroy “Bro Ebony” Joseph
2. Robby “Soharo” Hackshaw