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Fierce Finals, says Webster

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Fierce Finals, says Webster

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New Calypso king Ian Webster is looking forward to beating Red Plastic Bag one day.
Saying he wished the ten-crown former monarch had competed in the Pic-O-De-Crop calypso contest this year, Webster noted, however, that the absence of “big guns” Bag and Gabby had not made Friday night’s final at Kensington Oval any less fierce.
“I look forward to the day when I can beat RPB in a competition. I really wish he had been in the competition. Last year, I came second and I had the opportunity to beat Gabby, who everyone knows is my mentor. So at the end of the day, whether it is Gabby or Red Plastic Bag, you still have to go out there and you have to sing.”
Webster said competing against a fantastic performer like Blood, as well as Adrian Clarke, TC, Crystal Cummins Beckles and former monarch Serenader, was tough.
“Even in the absence of Bag and Gabby, there were still fierce competitors,” he told journalists at today’s Crop Over conference hosted by the Ministries of Culture and Tourism at Hilton Barbados.
“It’s one thing wanting to win and it’s another thing actually winning and feeling that sense of accomplishment and seeing the fruits of your labour. Up to this point, it really hasn’t sunk in,” Webster declared. (RJ)