by Eulana Weekes
St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Karisia “Queen Independent” Willett copped the top position in the 2022-2023 St.Kitts-Nevis National Carnival Senior Calypso Competition.
Competing against 9 other calypsonians on Friday night December 29, Queen Independent performed two songs- “The Cure ” and “Flashlight” which according to the judges’ decision were winning pieces.
Queen Independent amassed a total of 827 points, followed by King Socrates in the first runner-up position with a total of 818 points. Queen Diva placed 2nd runner up with 784 points, whilst 3rd runner up was awarded to Queeny G, scoring 778 points.
The other participating calypsonians King Honesty, Empress Lyrics, King Astro, King Hollywood, King Craig, Queen Kibi and Singing Jackie also presented exceptional performances.
Meanwhile, the reigning Monarch- Queen Independent will make her next Calypso appearance at the Queen of the Queen’s Regional Female Calypso Competition on Friday Night December 30 2022 at Festival Village, Little Bay- Montserrat.
Queen Independent is listed as the 5th performer in two calypso rounds. She will be performing the pieces “People used to Matter More” and “Flashlight” in a quest to dethrone the defending champion Karene Asche from Trinidad and Tobago.