Young Bermudian Calypso king crowned in Nevis
Bermudian Terron Webb has won the Nevis Junior Calypso Competition for the second year in a row.
Terron, 13, who moved to live in St Kitts several years ago, beat 13 other competitors who ranged in age up to 17.
He said: “The best part of performing is going out there for the fun of it.
“The crowd doesn’t really scare me, I don’t get stage fright.”
The youngster won with a performance of Change D Thinking, which also included his own back-up vocals.
Terron won $2,500, gift certificates for school uniforms and supplies, gift certificates for lunches at restaurants in Nevis, an Amazon Kindle, a mobile phone, one year of free internet, and one year of free computer classes.
Terron, 13, who goes by the stage name “King Invincible”, said he had loved music from a very young age.
He told The Royal Gazette his passion originated from his grandfather Lloyd Williams, a prominent Bermudian musician.
Terron said: “He was always practising his flute and saxophone around me when I was young, and I’d just be beating along on the table, from there I got into music myself.”
But it was Terron’s mother, Angela Williams, who got him involved in competitions.
He explained: “My mom heard me singing in the shower once, and decided to enter me into a competition.”
Ms Williams said: “He is a wonderful performer, he is really something to see. I just hope he can be an inspiration to other children.”
She added: “I am very proud of him for being so consistent in his winning.
“It’s a lot of practice he puts in, and it shows by his winning performance. The performance is half the points in the competition, so you really need to be good on stage.”
Terron has also won the St Kitt’s calypso competition for the past three years in a row.
He also competed in his first soca contest, the Jr Soca Competition in St Eustatius, Aruba, earlier in the summer.
Terron performed alongside competitors from five other eastern Caribbean islands and came second.
He said: “I want to pursue Calypso music as a career, but I also want to be a cricketer.”