Debutante Keerah will be the first contestant to perform when the Courtesy Garage Pic O De Crop Finals comes off on August 4 at the National Botanical Gardens at 8 p.m.
During the draw which was held Thursday, there was one switch between Keerah who pulled 17 and Teri who pulled No. 1. Reigning Monarch Quon will perform at No. 14.
I-Web was unable to attend the draw. However, his manager Brian Corbin was present and pulled number 7 on his behalf. The other 18 finalists were present as well as tent managers, relatives and well-wishers.
Courtesy Garage’s Regional Product Manager Samuel Gaston and the National Cultural Foundation Chief Cultural Officer Andrea Wells delivered brief remarks.
The draw took place in the Courtesy Garage showroom where the 2024 Nissan E Power X-Trail was revealed.
This year the winner of the Courtesy Garage Pic O De Crop Competition has the option of driving away a brand new Nissan vehicle or take $100 000 in cash. Second place gets $40 000; third place $20 000 and fourth place takes home $15 000.
After negotiations with the Barbados Association of Creatives and Artistes (BACA) and tent managers, the NCF increased the prize monies to be paid from fifth to last place positions. Fifth place will now receive $10 000; an increase of $5 000; sixth to tenth place $8 000; an increase of $3 000; 11th to 19th place $ 6 000; an increase of $3 000; and an appearance fee of $1 500 will be paid to every contestant.
Here is the order of appearance for the Finals.
Position Tent Artiste Song
1 House of Soca Keerah Come Fuh Me
2 All Stars Donella Who’s Next
3 House of Soca Billboard Foolish
4 All Stars Niqa The Chosen Few
5 All Stars John Yarde Gospel According to John
6 Shining Stars Ross Helping Hands
7 De Big Show I-Web Brain
8 De Big Show Nathalee Not For Sale
9 House of Soca Coopa Dan Reflection
10 De Big Show Mr Blood Hornology
11 De Big Show AC Anansi and the Big Bad Ram
12 House of Soca Raanan Mr Thankful
13 All Stars Charisma Hear
14 House of Soca Quon Sing Quon Sing
15 De Big Show Chrystal De Rescue
16 Shining Stars Bumba Change De System
17 All Stars Teri Cat Piss and Pepper
18 All Stars Eric Lewis Conversation with Mr. Satire
19 House of Soca Raheem Child Support