As judges in the Power Soca and Groovy Soca contests we are clear in our minds what we are looking for. Nothing that is calypso or remotely resembles that genre gets past us. I am not a chutney soca judge but I can guess that they too have clear guidelines. No calypso gets past the preliminary round of these two competitions.
The rules for a calypso competition state that a calypso must be no more than four verses and no fewer than three verses and a chorus.