In that sense, gallop came in as a breath of fresh air blowing away the monotony of the "Rag & Flag" and "Panty & Bra" malaise which has taken over our bacchanal. Yes! It virtually blew them away in the Road March arena!
When I first heard "gallop", I was ambivalent about it. I dismissed it as just another version of Twanche; but the more I listened to it, the more it dawned on me that the song was a beautifully-crafted and creative construction with universal audience appeal and which spontaneously engaged audiences wherever it was performed.
The Lyrics are simple but innovative:
However, despite the vast potential of the song, Soca Psycho didn’t do justice to it on the big stage on the night that mattered, even when he had overwhelming crowd support. He obviously needs more lessons in timing!
EDITOR'S NOTE: Cokes and Esai did not MC the Power Soca Finals; they MC'ed the Calypso Finals. I have edited and removed the references to them. My apologies for the the mix -up!
Thanks to "Anonymous" for pointing that out!
Anonymous, HP did perform at the beginning of the Show and I have absolutely no issue with that! My issue was the slot given to him during the "judging interregnum". I thought it was declasse for a show of that magnitude!