Classic takes the Pic-o-de-Crop title with 'One Song'
It was one song the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) requested and it was ‘One Song’ William "Classic" Waithe delivered!
Out of eighteen finalists, Classic amassed 128 points to emerge as the 2019 Calypso King, becoming the first competitor to cop the title in the newly formatted competition where calysponians are judged on one song as opposed to two.
With just one song, Classic gave the NCF, the Minister and his fellow calypsonians a tongue lashing for their treatment of the art form and the competition. The crowd at Kensington Oval was definitely on Classic’s side, as was evident from the cheers and shouts with each double entendre he pulled from his “one basket”.
The now two-time Calypso Monarch will have to choose between receiving the $100,000 prize money and a Nissan X-Trail valued at $120,000.
Adrian “AC” Clarke and Terencia “TC” Coward-Thompson, who sang ‘Christmas in Crop Over’ and ‘Iron Lady’ respectively, tied for second place on 113 points.
Fourth place went to Chrystal Cummins-Beckles with ‘One Song’.