Singing under the Bacchanal Time tent, he confidently delivered “Bajans Can’t See”, and “Look Meh Hey” to gain 409 points. He wrestled the title from second placed Blood, from the narrowest of margins, .25 of a point. Blood, carrying the banner for the Headliners tent, amassed 408.75 points for his near flawless and highly emotional performances of “Calypso Owes You Nothing” and “For The Children.”
The picture portrays Red Plastic Bag, moments after being awarded the Pic of the Crop trophy last night at the stadium. BU have enjoyed the performances of RPB over the years but last night should have been Blood’s night. Blood was strong in melody, rendition and his lyrics were as relevant as RPB’s. The result begs the question — is the judging system stacked against other performers when the “big guns” participate.
There seems to be another controversy brewing; only the press from CBC being allowed on the winning stage last night. At BU we definitely think so.
Congratulations to the RPG; he did not judge himself!