One of the eight (8) finalists who will be hoping to take the crown is Richie Buntin. This is not his first time in the finals but it has been a while since he enjoyed such privilege.
When the judges pick up their pencils, open their score sheets and turn on the “judges light”, they will be awaiting Buntin as he makes his appearance in the number two position and already he is predicting victory.
He said that he thinks it is going to be a great show and he is very confident that he can take the crown this year. This year is the year he confidently stated. While speaking to the media on J’ouvert morning, he said that he would have preferred to be appearing in the number 3 or 4 position but is willing to work with the spot that he obtained. “You have to work with what you have. If I was at number one I would have had to set the standard”.
Buntin was also a finalist in the Groovy Soca Monarch competition but failed to make the top three. The Sandy Pointer said he was blessed with the talent to perform and he has used the opportunities over the years to hone his skills on stage.
His long career in the music field began some 35 years ago and during his early years he concentrated mostly on the R n B and soul music but later moved on to calypso.
Like his late brother, Lord Anything, Buntin has had a tendency to produce powerful calypso music with a sprinkling of politics, bringing to light many local issues on the minds of Kittitians.