Tara Woods (Macomere Fifi) - photos source: www.CaribbeanTales.ca

Toronto, ON, Canada – Monday July 13th, 2009 – Reigning Canadian Calypso Monarch “Macomere Fifi” will attempt to defend her crown this coming Saturday at Kaiso 365 (2009 Calypso Monarch Finals), appearing in the lucky number 7 spot.

The results were announced at the end of the semi-final competition held last Saturday, with eight competitors and one reserve going forward to challenge last year's winner for the title of the 2009 Calypso Monarch. The performing order was determined by random number selection pulled by the contestants in front of the audience in attendance. The order will be as follows:

1. Brian Thornhill ~ Structure ~ Kaiso Forum
2. Bill Newman ~ Calypso Crooner ~ The Professionals
3. Susan Grogan ~ Susan G ~ Kaiso Forum
4. Denise Alexander ~ Spice ~ Kaiso Forum
5. Michael Moore ~ Beginner ~ The Professionals
6. Michael Thomas ~ Redman ~ Kaiso Forum
7. Tara Eulith Woods ~ Macomere Fifi (2008 defending champ) ~ The Professionals
8. Henry Gomez ~ King Cosmos ~ Kaiso Forum
9. Nzunaki Tuitt ~ Naki ~ The Professionals
* Reserve Leslie Carrabon ~ De Carra ~ Kaiso Forum

* in case one the original eight finalists cannot perform on the night for any reason

OCPA's KAISO 365 Calypso Monarch Finals with take place on Saturday July 18th, 2009 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Exhibition Place, CNE Grounds). Tickets are $42.00 in advance; $45.00 at the door. For a list of ticket outlets, check your local Toronto Caribbean newspapers or call OCPA at 416-795-2722.