Queen On the Horizon

Submitted by Old Onions Bag

…a child shall lead them…

Aziza

Aziza

Have you all been listening attentively to some of these calypsos coming out for Crop Over this year? If you have, then I am sure that you would agree with me. There is a most effervescent  and  future repository rising star on the horizon; a now so called ‘guardian of  calypso’ by her own making, that has easily out shone most of her seasoned contemporaries. A sizzling first timer to the adults competition, having just  achieved her elevated status from Junior Monarch. A fresh and most destined spirited lassie by the name of Aziza  that will be kicking butt this year.

I say this with no reservation having listened to both the Junior Monarch Finals and the Pic of the Crop semi finals that  given the calibre of rendition and diction exhibited by some of the juniors, they have definitely out shone their masters. The Junior Monarch show was a better place to be on the night and that is no idle boast. Why I can recall only a few seasoned  boast like Crystal Cummings-Beckles, Blood, TC Serenader, (Symphony in C minor) AC and Ian Webster that stand a chance of really pulling a rabbit out the hat on the night of the finals, now that this young lady is seemingly exploding on the airwaves and  more importantly the stage.

Given that the so called shareholders (Gabby, Bag, John King) have decided unceremoniously to give it a rest, this year’s finals is up for grabs and Aziza has a great chance of taking it. Everywhere you go whether in Bridgetown or other social gatherings people are speaking highly of this lass and her fantasia. As always we  know the crown will be decided on the night of the Finals but as long as this young lady performs with class and panache to which we are now accustomed, it shall be…All Hail Queen Aziza!

Again I will not hold back when I say the lyrical composition of some of these palliassed offerings this year have fallen way short of the standards to which we are accustomed. Crop Over 2013 will go down as the year when many were called but few chosen……as some never really came with any formidable game nor tunes. Certainly was not a bumper season and I mean using the correct word meaning.

34 comments

  • Aziza and a couple maybe exceptions but most of the juniors are singing out of key.

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  • What a refreshing voice coming from amongst the juniors. I guess Crystal Beckles -Cummings made all this possible, sad part now is that Aziza may be the one to edge her out for the crown. Such is life, win some lose some.

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  • Congratulations to Anderson Armstrong (Blood) on winning Sweet Soca and Soca Kartel (Blood and Mickey) on winning the Party Monarch.

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  • …… least I forget, kudos to a special lass hailing from QC who represented the lamp well as Sparkle Tee…..a real gem of a performance

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  • This young lady definitely has talent of a special kind. However this year (all things being equal)should belong to Crystal Cummings-Beckles . This is the year for Barbados to crown its first female calypsonian as pick O De Crop queen. A real calypsonian that is,as opposed to a calypso singer.C C B all the way come Friday.

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  • the lady christine
    sings like –sis she Trini
    sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssscccccccccccc
    rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    wewwwwwwwwwrlllllllllllllrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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  • oh its Crystal

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  • Man sound like a Trini what…..so wait what was the nationality of Rita? Ask Gabby when Miss Barbados was a Canadian puppy show….while you at it Yagga ask Deniss Johnson how many Trini acts get invite ..to draw a Bajan crowd at this years Cohobblopot…..boss at special times..”We is one”

    Aziza- Crystal – Ac- Serenader……..FIREWORKS !

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  • Crystal lyrics lack sophistication.

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  • Crystal’s forte is emotionalism n stage performance…….AC Melody picong n surprise…..Aziza will up her game to suit….

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  • Are there points for emotionalism?

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  • Likewise ..are there deductions for sophistication?

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  • Believe there are points for lyrics.

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  • …points too for stage performance.

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  • Isn’t stage performance 5 point?

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  • Crystal born in Trinidad ?
    Crystal sounds so Trini
    phrasing enunciation
    No Trini imitator
    should win crown

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  • Crystal’s lyrics -????
    David | July 29, 2013 at 4:20 PM |
    Crystal lyrics lack sophistication.

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  • Many a finals has been won by a mere 0.25 points…ask AC or Bag any seasoned shareholder….5 points is 20 times 0.25….LICKS !

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  • The Rhianna show is promised to be a show stopper with bumper tourist arrivals. Question is why Nov.1st which is a Friday?Fridays in Bim are congested as is. I can just picture the traffic on the Harbor Rd.

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  • Hear that Rihanna tickets range from $ 450 – $130 for her show here on the 1st November. She also holds sales as the Biggest Digital recording Sales of All Times. Bajan Queen indeed. Can you stop her

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  • Hey Dennis J

    Give Aziza your support man…..she may be young but not afraid of No Bajan crowd large as it will be or not come Friday nite….she will perform just watch !!!! The whole of bubadoes should be proud….

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  • Crop Ova Saleman

    Today’s SPECIAL

    Buy 4 tickets to the Pic-of -Crop FINALS tomorrow from NCF and GET TWO TICKETS FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !

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  • DR. THE HONOURABLE

    Possible Results P of de C–2013
    (1) AZIZA
    2)SERENADER
    (3)BLOOD
    (4)SPENCER
    (5)WEBSTER
    (6)SIR RUEL
    (7)MR.DALE
    (8) C CUMMINS-B
    (9) AC
    (10)SMOKEY BURKE
    (11) TC

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  • We can have favourites but the winner(s) will have to execute on the night.

    On 2 August 2013 21:14, Barbados Underground

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  • There is talk by RPB and the like that this Kensingston stage is not easy to work. Cross winds, lights, stage position…. makes it a real performers nightmare.This will automatically give the older performers an unequaled advantage. Regardless, good luck to all….they all have worked hard and made us very proud Bajans.

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  • DR. THE HONOURABLE

    possible result

    BLOOD
    SERENADER
    C,CUMMINS,B
    WEBSTER
    AC
    SPENCER
    MR. DALE
    AZIZA
    SIR RUEL
    TC

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  • DR. THE HONOURABLE

    POSSIBLE RESULT (3)
    SERENADER
    BLOOD
    WEBSTER
    SPENCER
    C.CUMMINS.B
    TC
    MR.DALE
    AC
    AZIZA
    SIR RUEL

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  • Get D crown ready……the oldster FIZZING……She was fantastic…..Aziza, Ian webster Sir Rule all the wall….

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  • Really great song TC…Masquerade..really enjoyable…..Crystal Cummings ran into trouble with her voice…AC dug his own grave….his second song at the semis was a better choice ..alls left is Mr. Dale- Sir Ruel- Ian Webster- TC as serious other contenders… all masqueraders here agrove ?

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  • Oh how fortunate we are in Barbados to have such talent.
    Congrats to all…..Oh what a show! (STV)….my FINAL positions would have been…GIVING JACK HIS JACKET
    1. Ian Webster
    2. TC
    3. Aziza
    4.Crystal
    5. Sir Ruel
    6.Colin Spenser
    That’s the way I saw it….Crystals voice broke up on the second song….,AC messed up himself wid the new song..Blood wanted to turn the Finals into a Spectacular Production.

    OF NOTE TC GOT A HARD DEAL. (AGAIN)….poor TC..what have you dun them judges…Aziza well done my dear..you surpassed all expectations…..class is class and you showed it ..what a lovely voice you have ..most deserving.

    What a show……Calypsonians you are ALL winners….Barbados is prouder today.

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  • Oh YEAH….

    Time dem Judges stop the system they now adopting of ” Feeding old Horses”…its a competition…who did what on the night… TIME TO BEFF UP THE PRIZE MONEY TOO…. ( every body deserving $$$)..also.. who turn off the lights during Lazarus performance? ….Mr. Dale just was not forceful enuf.. too long stage props skit performances as wid many others was just too long and detracted….rather than D odder way

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  • Trini connection

    Aziza did class, Colin did perrang wid no perrang, Crysrtal voice left she. Serenader voice did 2013 Gryner. AC did pick a wrong song. Blood did Mr. Las vegas in Bim. ian dis over play the intro. TC went ballistic On the whole golly good show BIm. we got talent

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  • Yeah Trini

    Most of us agree the Aziza was class….most definitely she should have placed HIGHER…..No way could BLOOD or Colin be in the 5….TC got a hard break also…..Crystal sorry, you voice broke in the second song..but the judges believe in looking after long levity.

    But all is H20 under the bridge now…. topic on Brass tack on air now

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  • corr : longevity

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