The competition was a stiff one with each competitor bringing their “A” game and attempting to outshine each other and prove that he is worthy to wear the crown. First onstage was the dramatic Little Willie who in his song “Run Willie, Run” recalled when his place of employment was robbed by armed masked men and he was present.
King La La, reigning King of the Rest – who was already threatening that he needs another crown to add to the one he has – was next on stage. La La performed the song which won him the King of the Rest 2010/2011 crown, “Puppy Ah Tun Dog”, and incorporated animals into his performance.
Seemingly not fazed by La La and Willie’s energetic performances, Felix took to the stage and brought smiles to the faces of audience members; when, having suffered through a horrible hangover and after promising that he “Never Gonna Drink Again”, complained of a dry throat nearing the end of his performance, and begged for a “cold one” which was granted to him.
Bedecked in what appeared to be a red gown and a matching cap, Rock-Ah-Fella sang of how he was telephoned one day by Prime Minister Denzil Douglas and asked to assist in saving the country. He noted in his song that all he seems to be hearing in his country is “Pam-pa-lam”.
Pau-U-La’s performance, though entertaining, provided a more serious overtone to the competition and addressed issues of sex, HIV/AIDS and others related.
Aba Lively and De Provoker also took to the stage and provided a consistent flow of energy to the crowd which seemed in eager anticipation of their appearance. Aba Lively’s “Mash Up De Party” and De Provoker’s “Plant Post in Dey” were well received.
The Unexpected was next on stage and, in his usual unpredictable style; he made his entrance from the rooftop of a building on the De House Nitery compound before proceeding to render his ever-popular tune, “Rock n Dirt”.
Neglector and Hot Rod were slated to perform but did not appear for the event.
Guest artistes for the night’s event included reigning Calypso Monarch King Socrates who sang “Mortgage”, finalist in the 2010/2011 Calypso Monarch Competition, Pungwah who sang “Murderer” and Calypso Reggie who sang “All Hands on Deck” and “Three Cheers” and Lord Black.
The event was hosted by Calypso Reggie and Sandra B.
The winner of the MiyVue.com King Ah De Tents competition will be decided by the public who can visit www.miyvue.com and vote via the poll or can text any of the following via LIME:
- Wil to 9696 (Little Willie)
- Lal to 9696 (La la)
- Fel to 9696 (Felix)
- Roc to 9696 (Rock-a-Fellow)
- Pau to 9696 (Pau-U-La)
- Aba to 9696 (Aba Lively)
- Unx to 9696 (Unexpected)
- Pro to 9696 (De Provoker)
Organizer for the event, Val Henry, who is also Chief Executive Director for MiyVue.com, said the event was a success and that the main objectives were met, which included promoting Sugar Mas’.