‘Differentology’ voting crashes site

By Michelle Loubon

Local music sensation Bunji Garlin’s popular song “Differentology” continued to soar as online voters registered their pleasure with it for Song of the Year on MTV Iggy.

A division of the United States-based Viacom Media Network, which is also the parent entity for channels such as MTV, MTV2, MTV Jams, VH1 and CMT, is known for bringing cutting-edge global music and artistes to American audiences.

To date, Garlin (Ian Alvarez) was leading with 47.68 per cent of the votes, followed by G-Dragon with 47.7 per cent and 2NEI Falling In Love (4.21 per cent).

Bunji’s “Differentology” has been putting Trinidad and Tobago on the international  music map since it was featured during the opening segment of highly-rated US television show Gray’s Anatomy, a medical drama.

And Caribbean supporters and their counterparts in the North American diaspora were yesterday buzzing on social media about Garlin’s succcess and issuing calls for people to vote for him.

The voting was first extended to 5 p.m. yesterday, when huge numbers of supporters attempted to vote for “Differentology”, causing the system to crash, but voting soon resumed.

Up until press time, no winner had been announced.

One commentator on Facebook said: “If Bunji could pull it off, it will be a sweet win for the region with Jamaican rock reggae singer Tessanne Chin (who copped the top prize on NBC’s The Voice).”

Yesterday evening, Garlin hosted a Christmas get-together at his new office at Panka Street, St James.

When contacted for an interview, his manager Dexter Thomas said: “He will do it a bit later. He is busy meeting with people.” 

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