Chalkdust is 2017 Calypso Monarch

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 00:30

Dr Hollis "Chalkdust" Liverpool is the 2017 Calypso Monarch, winning a record 9th title at Sunday's Dimanche Gras show.

He now also holds the title of most Calypso Monarchs ever won by a calypsonian, having been tied with The Mighty Sparrow on eight before Sunday night's victory. 

Chalkdust took home the $700,000 first prize after performing last in the competition with his tune, "Learn from Arithmetic".

His song focussed on the issue of child marriages, with a refrain, "75 can't go into 14".

Karene Asche placed second, performing "Caught in the Whirlwind" in position number 11.

She took home a second prize of $400,000.

Heather Mac Intosh was 3rd with "Games" which she performed in position number 16 to take home a purse of $200,000.

Terri Lyons was 4th with "The Phrase", taking home $75,000.

All other contenders from 5th to 17th won $25,000 each.

The following is the full results:

1st. Chalkdust - Learn from Arithmetic

2nd. Karene Asche - Caught in the Whirlwind

3rd. Heather Mac Intosh - Games

4th. Terri Lyons - The Phrase

5th. Rondell Donawa - Lip Service

6th. Devon Seales - I Carmona

7th. Chucky Gordon - Wha Yuh Doing

8th. Queen Victoria - The Call to Prayer

9th. Lady Gypsy - Plight of my People

10th. All Rounder - To Be an Icon

11th. Cro Cro - Final Send-Off

12th. Gypsy - Angry Land

13th. Kurt Allen - My Corn Tree

14th. Sasha Ann Moses - Main Witness

15th. Fya Empress - Guilty

16th. Miguella Simon - Still Colonial

17th. Lady Adanna - Social Media