In a recent interview with MiyVue.com, King Konris indicated that despite what some persons are uttering, he is enjoying his win, but feels that there is need for a more level playing field in terms of the criteria. He further explained that, in his view, the Road March champion should be selected by the people rather than by a group of judges placed at different spots along the parade route.
“As the winner of Road March, I can now suggest or put my hand in as much as possible to try to change how the Road March is judged because it does need looking at.”
The King outlined his suggestions for the criteria change to this media house noting that his proposed method is simpler than that which is currently employed.
He explained that in countries like Trinidad, a simpler system of judging is used and it seems to be working well. That system, he explained, could be used in St. Kitts Nevis.
“…It’s nothing hard. It’s not rocket science. They have a simple strategy where the troupes decide what they want to perform to, they cross the stage as they call it, and they chose the song that they want to perform to. The troupes will chose the most popular song for that year and what they want to perform because they want to look good when they perform. This will eliminate the idea of bands passing points too many times, putting 10 and 20 deejays on the road to play a song…This will leave it up to the people, the parade troupes and the J’Ouvert troupes. That is what I would suggest but for now I am enjoying it (Road March victory).
In addition to all the other reasons why he is grateful for his victory, King Konris told MiyVue.com that he is also grateful because if he were to have made suggestions about changing the criteria having not won, he, “Would look like a sore loser… So I am thankful that I won so that now I can lend some support to changing the criteria to effect a more simple way of adjudicating the Road March.”