|St. Vincent Ragga Soca Monarch 2012|
Fya Empress' performance was controlled and her rendition was extremely good. The only negative I had for her (same for all artistes in the region including Trinidad and Tobago) is the 'talking to the audience' during the performances.... Just sing the song please people! We want to hear how well the artiste could sing and this is not the time or place to 'sweet talk the audience'; just bring sweet music with good rendition and a strong stage performance.
I picked Skarpyon to win tonight because his song was the only one that had the elements of Soca and Reggae making it the only true 'Ragga Soca' song performed tonight. The rest of the performances could be categorized as Groovy Soca.
Bomani sang well but lacked the extra magic to make him a winner. Sagga Boy is a really sweet track but Bomani did not have what it takes to pull it off tonight. The performance did not have the hype or the extra push needed to win it all! Most people love to hate entertainers like Machel Montano but artistes like a Machel Montano know how to win on the big stage... Bomani will eventually learn the tricks of the trade to tweak his live performances to live up to the standards of his recorded music.
In the end, Fya Empress, the Vincy diva won the 'big one' and will take the title back to her home in Tobago where she resides with her husband. Well done Fya Empress and congratulations on your accomplishment!
The first three positions announced tonight were as follows:
1. Fya Empress won with her song titled, "Bam Bam Talk"
2. Skarpyon who sang the song titled, "Wine'N"
3. Bomani who sang the song titled, "Sagga Boy"