A number of contestants (in 2006 there were 8) compete in preliminary rounds. The Final consists of a head-to-head contest between the two most successful performers.
In the preliminary rounds contestants must perform improvised calypso lyrics according to the conventions of the genre on topics drawn at random from a prepared list. In the Final round the contestants improvise on the same topic.
2006 Extempo Monarch
The winner and Extempo Monarch 2006 was Sheldon John.