Petition launched for People's Choice Road March

An on­line pe­ti­tion has been cre­at­ed call­ing for the au­thor­i­ties to es­tab­lish a Peo­ple's Choice Award for next year's Car­ni­val in light of Kees Di­ef­fen­thaller's Sa­van­nah Grass not win­ning this year's Road March ti­tle.

This year's Road March was won by the trio of Machel Mon­tano, Bun­ji Gar­lin (Ian Al­varez) and Skin­ny Fab­u­lous (Gamal Doyle) af­ter their song Famalay was played across judg­ing points 346 times.

Sa­van­nah Grass came sec­ond af­ter it was played 207 times.

The on­line pe­ti­tion, how­ev­er, hailed Sa­van­nah Grass as the "2019 Trinidad and To­ba­go Car­ni­val Peo­ple's Choice".

"Every year there is that ONE song that touch­es the heart and soul of the peo­ple not on­ly in Trinidad and To­ba­go but through­out the world," the pe­ti­tion stat­ed.

"This year that one song is un­doubt­ed­ly Sa­van­nah Grass by Kes the Band".

"There is cur­rent­ly no of­fi­cial and recog­nised Peo­ple's Choice Award, so this is a pe­ti­tion to give a voice to all mas­quer­aders and non-mas­quer­aders, to lo­cals liv­ing in Trinidad and To­ba­go and abroad and to all peo­ple all over the world who love so­ca mu­sic," it stat­ed.

The pe­ti­tion stat­ed that Sa­van­nah Grass had won the "hearts of many".

"This year Sa­van­nah Grass has won the hearts of many and has earned the ti­tle of 2019 Trinidad and To­ba­go Peo­ple's Choice," it stat­ed.

The pe­ti­tion called all those in agree­ment to sign the doc­u­ment.

"This pe­ti­tion will be shared with the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties who will hope­ful­ly con­sid­er mak­ing this an of­fi­cial ac­co­lade for 2020 Car­ni­val," it stat­ed.

The dead­line to sign the doc­u­ment is March 22.

Reporter: Joel Julien