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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Guardians of the sceptre of Carnival Queen

The candidates who will participate in the show have already received the sceptre.

Some details are emerging of plans for Carnival 2021 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Although it has already been announced that carnival 2021 is cancelled, it was also declared that there would be one carnival gala. Now we have some idea of the format this may take. 

Only the queens already proclaimed in the last twenty years of the Santa Cruz Carnival will be able to aspire to become "Guardians of the Sceptre", to be chosen in the unique show, the format of which, director Enrique Camacho is already working on. It's proposed that from among ten adults, five junior and five senior queens, one each will be selected to guard the scepter until Carnival 2022, with Carnival 2021 being considered as transitional. 

The show format, to be tailored for television - without a live audience to comply with COVID-19 measures to avoid contagion - will possibly be based on a succession of recorded performances of the queens of the last twenty editions. Also the three guardians - one per modality - will be chosen at the gala by telephone vote from the public.

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