On Friday, 17th December, 2010, La La took to the stage at Sugar Mill (Warner Park) and delivered an explosive rendition of his popular and witty tune, “Puppy ah tun Dog”.
La La captivated the audience with his usual stage presence and antics but even more so with his accompanying props. The 2010/2011 Best of the Rest King mentioned a number of animals in his song and orchestrated that when mention was made to specific animals, they would be brought onstage.”
His dynamic performance sealed the deal and gained him a spot at the top rung of the ladder.
In an exclusive interview with MiyVue.com, King La La indicated that he is deserving of the crown especially since he worked hard for many months in preparation for the competition.
“This is the second time that I went into this competition and this is the first time that I won. I feel good that I have won because I have worked hard all year and I have been carrying the tent, the Grand Masters Tent all year. I deserve something.”
The King explained that his personal experiences were what he gleaned from when penning his crown-winning song. He says he now awaits word from the organizing committee to indicate to him what his duties are and what plans of representation they have for him.
“I always sing for my nation, I have been singing since Noah built the ark. Everybody knows La La…I have been going through a lot and I have been oppressed and downtrodden so that is why I wrote the song…I am now waiting on the committee. The committee said they have some work for me and I am waiting for them to tell me what they want me to do and what they have planned for me.”
La La’s son, Diego, who was also an active player in the local calypso arena, passed away some months ago and according to his father, the crown he now wears, he dedicates to the memory of his son.
“He would feel so nice seeing his father win the crown. I think if my son were here, he would have done this song, not me. I would have given him this song because I always give him the best songs I have. All the songs my son performed, I made them for him. But I believe he would have been very proud to see his daddy become king. He would have been very proud; very very proud.
“I will be wearing my crown in his honour and tribute to my son and am doing that right now. My wife and I miss our son but life goes on and I feel proud that I did something good that he would have been proud of,” the Best of the Rest 2010/2011 King told MiyVue.com.