Queeny G crowned 2020 Calypso Monarch
By: T. Chapman
Gloria Esdaille-Robinson, Queeny G became the second female calypsonian to capture the Calypso Monarchy in last night’s Calypso finals which involved twenty calypsonians, of which included the reigning monarch, King Socrates and two calypsonians who previously won the title: first female calypso monarch, Miss Independent, (2017 & 2018) and former monarch King Craig.
Having won, the newly crowned Queen, Queeny G made history by becoming the only person to have won both the National Carnival Queen Pageant, (1996) and now the National Calypso Competition. In 1992, Gloria Esdaille won the St. Kitts Talented Teen and in 1993 went on to win the Haynes Smith Caribbean Talented Teen.
Appearing in position 19, singing “We are in this together”, Queeny G rendered a dynamic performance which was well received.
Her closest competitor was Kibi, who placed First Runner while Second Runner- up and Third Runner-up went to Craig and Big Lice respectively.