Machel wins Road March with clear lead
The comeback is complete.
Machel Montano was yesterday named the 2011 Road March winner after the results of the competition were announced by the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians' Organisation (TUCO).
Just last year, Montano's offering, "No Behaviour", was played a mere 11 times when JW and Blaze ran away with the Road March title after their hit song, "Palance", was played 417 times.
On Monday and Tuesday this year, however, Montano's "Advantage" was played 410 times at seven judging points in Trinidad and Tobago. Rodney "Benjai" LeBlanc had to settle for second honours as his "Trini" was played 107 times. LeBlanc also nabbed second place at the Groovy Soca Monarch on Friday.
"Come to Me" by Neil "Iwer" George took third place as his song was played a total of 61 times.
For a second time running as well, the winner of the International Soca Monarch was also the winner of the Road March title. Last year, JW and Blaze won both competitions and now, Montano has done the same.
The winner of this year's competition will receive a Mitsubishi Lancer car.