KUDOS TO YOU, Terencia Coward (TC), for your dynamic performance in the 2010 Sweet Soca competition and for retaining the title as Sweet Soca Queen at Bushy Park.
I admired your enthusiasm, persistence and positive attitude in defending your title. You showed your dominance and fine quality once again as a female soca artist in Barbados in the quest to display calypso music at its best.
Your performance was appropriate, colourful, and consistent with the theme of the song.
As I sat and watched your performance from the VIP clubhouse at Bushy Park, I felt that it was so outstanding that the outcome would be no surprise to me.
Keep up the good work, TC. While controversy continues to surround the outcome of this competition, some Barbadians need to respect the judges’ decision.
TC’s performance was assessed by a panel of judges who were qualified and competent in the music profession.
They had the right to do all the judging according to the criteria that were set before them.
People who did not have the criteria in front of them therefore could only decide the outcome based on popularity opinion.
It is a scientific approach that is needed and one that was rendered. To a greater extent, Barbadians should accept and appreciate the decision of the judges, rather than try to detract from the process.
They should also recognise the expertise and evaluation that is done by the judges in awarding the winner in this contest or any other one.
Anderson Blood Armstrong embraced and accepted the judges’ decision by stating that, “TC is my queen, the queen of the Sweet Soca”.
In another light, I must also congratulate the National Cultural Foundation for staging a well organised event.
I was happy with the easy access to the location and the idea of one-way traffic which avoided congestion at the end of the competition.
RENNETTE M. DIMMOTT