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Machel ready to ‘Float’

By Wayne Bowman wayne.bowman@trinidadexpress.com

Just when people were thinking that defending International Power and Groovy Soca Monarch, Machel Montano can’t defend his titles against current favourites, Bunji Garlin in the Groovy competition with, “Differentology” and SuperBlue in the Power category with, “Fantastic Friday,” Montano yesterday signalled his determination to remain victorious in song, at least in the Power Soca category.

Montano put up a song titled, “Float” on Youtube that by the time this was written had already garnered several hundred views and as many likes and positive comments. The fast–paced soca was written by Montano and Kernal Roberts who also produced it at his RAMA Studios.

Additional production was done by KC Phillips of Precision Productions.

Based on the comments the release of “Float” has really kicked off what one can consider to be an explosive three-way showdown between Montano, SuperBlue and Fay Ann Lyons-Alvarez in the Power Soca final, this although the semi-final is yet to come off on Sunday. People have also commented on YouTube that the song is a strong National Road March contender along with “Fantastic Friday” and “D Stage Open.”

The song that has clearly been designed as a war cry opens with the voices of children singing, “We not staying down, we getting off the ground.”

And Montano seems to be stoking the fire as he sings, “Float like Superman.” If you remember, at the launch of Soca Monarch 2013, Montano did say that after having flown off with the jet pack last year this time he may show up from beneath the stage or even floating from the sky.

So, for the final of the Power Soca Monarch the audience may have to look to the sky for SuperBlue, the Silver Surfer and Superman floating in.

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