The 2020 edition (that of carelessness before the storm that threatened the world) will have been that of Monte Sossego, the group having won almost all the awards at the end of the parade on February 25, 2020, a kind of response to the blitz carried out the previous year by the large rival group Cruzeiros do Norte.
This edition will also have been marked by the adoption of a new voting system to designate the winners and improve transparency in the functioning of the jury: moreover, we may have overdone it, knowing that the announcement ceremony and awards ceremony lasted more than three hours, five to six times longer than in previous editions.
Group ranking1. Monte Sossego
2. Cruzeiros do Norte
3. Vindos do Oriente
4. Estrela do Mar
5. Flores do Mindelo
The 2020 results:
Carnival Queen 2020: Alcione Cruz (Monte Sossego)
King of Carnival 2020: Fredy Sousa (Monte Sossego)
1st Princess: C铆ntia Camila (Monte Sossego)
2nd Princess: Cilene Camila (Monte Sossego)
Flag bearer ("Porte-bandeira"): Katia Ferreira (Monte Sossego)
Master of Ceremony ("Mestre-Sala"): Ridson Monteiro (Monte Sossego)
Drum Queen ("Rainha da Bateria"): Andreia Gomes (Cruzeiros do Norte)
Drums/batucada: Cruzeiros do Note (by draw after perfect tie)
Best Music: "Fatcha, Fatcha" (Constantino Cardoso) - Monte Sossego
Best float (Carro): Vindos do Oriente
At least, this Carnival 2020 was also that of the birth of a delicious little Yasmine of 3 and a half kilos, who came out of the maternity ward at the time of the big parade: you will therefore forgive her happy father for not having been able to photograph the parade of Cruzeiros do Norte.