Former National Calypso Monarch, Cynthia “Lady Cinty” Ogiste is back in competition this year.
Lady Cinty who was the first female Calypsonian to win the National Calypso Monarch Title in 1983, is this year participating in the Groovy Competition, which is scheduled for August 5th.
The female calypsonian who resides in St. Patrick’s made it into the semi-final stage of the competition which will be held on July 21st.
She scored 213 points together with Sheldon Douglas to occupy the joint 14th spot, with her rendition called “Action.”
The female artiste first began singing in 1978 with a little known band that was owned by former government minister, Kenny Lalsingh before moving on to the Black Roots Calypso Tent from Sauteurs, St. Patrick’s.
She attracted national attention in 1983 when she was crowned the Calypso Monarch with the songs, “A trip down hell,” and “The future of the children.”
In an interview with THE NEW TODAY a few years ago, Lady Cinty said she was motivated into singing calypso by another Sauteurs-based calypsonian, Scientist who wrote her first song, “Where you sleep last night.”
Brother B topped the list of artistes who have made it to the semi-final round of the groovy competition. He sang “Calling Me Name, and scored 238 points.
Placing second was former Calypso Monarch, Findley “Scholar” Jeffrey who sang “Coming Inside” and ended up with 232 points.
The third spot was taken by Laura Lisa who sang “Dis Carnival which saw her getting 230 points.
A total of 26 artistes have been selected to appear in the semi-finals to be held at the Bus Terminal in Grenville, St. Andrew’s.