Carnival competition begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Crown Bay Center on St. Thomas as calypsonians vie to get a chance at dethroning reigning Calypso Monarch Temisha “Caribbean Queen” Libert.

The hopefuls are: John Dotty, Broc-Le, Man Chi Chi, Yellow Man, Queen Jackie, Baka, General Val, Mighty Pat, X-Man, Super T, King Kan, De Arc, Sarrow, Nikki Smith, De Shark, The Bloop, King Generic, Iroy and Chaplet.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and are available at Cheryl’s Gift Basket, Chelsea Drug Store, Fashion Source, Nora’s Beauty Palace, Sole to Soul and Urban Threadz.

The next event on the Carnival Calendar will be the Prince and Princess Show at 5 p.m., April 9, at Lionel Roberts Stadium, when five young contestants compete.