Seventeen young calypsonians will compete this afternoon in the 2019-2020 Junior Calypsonian Competition and Showcase at John H. Woodson Junior High School on St. Croix.

The event, hosted by Camille “King Derby” Macedon, will start at 3 p.m.

XPress Band will provide music for the young singers who will be competing in five categories.

In the Pee Wee category are Rah’Kim Clarke, Ramsey Abdallah, Kaleem Marcellin and Jah’ Mani Herbert; in the Pee Wee I category are Ochin Diaz, Shawn Edney, Areen Mustafa and Torian Jones; in the Pee Wee II category are elementary students Amalie Figueroa and Isolde Diaz. In the Junior category are Brian Chase, Linroy Forde III, Merlyn Gregg and Joseph Bowen; and in the Intermediate category are Nicholai Chase, Isabel Tirado and Devonte Bowen.