When it is said that calypso is dying, we have to understand just why one of our cultural artforms seems to be fatally stricken. I have no problem laying the blame right at TUCO’s feet. When the authorities decided that the same singers were always making it to the finals, their response was to use 25 judges and change the criteria, which was a disaster.
According to the media TUCO has gone back to the old formula without tackling the real reason… the quality of the judges. During his time trying to train people to be judges Alvin Daniell realised one or two seminars just won’t do it. Not even ten or even 20.