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Primary School Calypso Monarch results:

  • 1st Kristian “Lil Kris” Christopher — Layou Government School — “Oh What A Tangled Web”
  • 2nd Danique “Sweet Dazell” Edwards — Greiggs Government School — “AIA Is Good”
  • 3rd Matthew John — Stubbs Government School — “Welcome to AIA”

For the first time since 2016, junior calypsonian Kristian “Lil Kris” Christopher was without his older sister, Kristiana “Singing Kristy” Christopher, at his side, crown also on her head, at the end of the Junior Calypso and Soca competition on Tuesday.

Lil Kris, a 10-year-old, Grade 5 student of the Layou Government School, retained his crown in the primary school category of the calypso competition, making it four in a row.

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Lil Kris during his winning performance on Tuesday. (iWN photo)

However, Singing Kristy, a 15-year-old student of Thomas Saunders Secondary School, who has won seven crowns in the competition, was dethroned in the secondary school calypso category.

Lil Kris’ winning song — like all of his and his sister’s other songs — was written by their father, Wallace Christopher.

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On Tuesday, he sang “Oh What A Tangled Web”.

Lil Kris told reporters that it felt “great” winning his fourth crown.

Asked how he feels not having his sister next to him this year, Lil Kris laughed and said, “It ain’t feel no how.”

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Singing Kristy did not retain her crown. (iWN photo)

He said that he would not tease his older sister for not winning and said that he was not laughing at her during the interview, although he giggled while saying so.

“No, me nah laugh,” Lil Kris had managed to saying before he began to giggle.

Singing Kristy’s “The Changing Face of Vincy Mas”, failed to get her among the top three positions in her category of the competition on Tuesday.

The bard, who has won seven crowns in the Junior Calypso and Soca Monarch competitions, was among the finalists at the Queen of Calypso Competition last month.

One reply on “Lil Kris reigns without older sister (+audio)”

  1. “Tangled Web”. Fine touch to the Christophers. I recall that story of ‘Come into my parlour said the Spider to the Fly . . .’ being taught to me in Class 3 of the Georgetown Primary School by my cousin, Margaret Young (the later Margaret La Rosa, of Toronto, Canada).

    I see my flat-mate and fellow International Olympic Scholar, Wollis Christopher, continues dominant in the Calypso composition/coaching arena. Is he building a veritable kaiso army, though? One greatly talented Vincentian brother, in music as in sport disciplines. Be assured of my very best personal and professional regards, Christo.
    Your friend and compadre,
    Steve Huggins
    Teacher, Sports Coach and Youth Development Worker.

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