Miss Independent Repeats as Female Calypso Monarch

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By: Tito Chapman

Karissa Willett, the reigning Senior Calypso Monarch added another crown to her collection. The young vibrant Calypsonian repeated as the National Female Calypso Monarch, which was held at the Circus last night, November 15th after the launch of Sugar Mas 48.

Photo Caption: Queen Miss Independent

Miss Independent secured her crown after amassing 417 points, beating her closest opponent by 30 points. In doing so, she accomplished yet another back to back feat with her competition piece, ‘Badman Point Of View’.

With her name already etched in the Carnival history books as the first Female to win the Senior Monarch title, her success in the Calypso arena afforded her the opportunity to represent St. Kitts and Nevis as one of the delegates at CARIFESTA earlier this year. She has also participated in the Leeward Islands Calypso Competition for the past two years, this year she placed 2nd runner.

Last night’s female calypso monarch competition featured debutant in the National show, Lady Destiny from Nevis.

Singing ‘Me Father Send Me’, she copped the first runner up spot with 387 points.

Queen Kibi was second runner up and Queen Diva was third runner up, with 386 and 375 points, respectively.

Graphic with Female Calypso Finals Results, photo credit: St. Kitts and Nevis National Carnival Committee

The other participants who competed were: Lil Miss, Genesis, Lady B and Queen Brown Sugar. The calypsonians were backed by the Grand Masters Band.

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