Praise and criticism on Machel’s Monarch win

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Praise and criticism on Machel’s Monarch win

While Machel Montano’s win at the National Calypso Monarch final at Sunday night’s Dimanche Gras show continues to be celebrated by all of his fans not everyone supports his success at the competition.

With the win Montano has now won every major title in calypso and soca, including the Junior Calypso Monarch (1986), Young Kings Monarch (1991), two Groovy and five Power International Soca Monarch titles, as well as ten Road March titles.

Montano brought his own big screen, dancers and pyrotechnics to his performance, which was filled with famous cameo appearances.

Three generations of the Lyons clan, soca icon SuperBlue (Austin Lyons), his daughter former National Calypso Monarch (2020) Terri Lyons and grandson Mathias made apperances.

Veteran calypsonians Trinidad Rio (Daniel Brown) and the embattled Cro Cro (Weston Rawlins) also made surprise appearances.

Social media was abuzz with news and discussions about the Calypso Monarch competition all of yesterday, some in praise, some critical.

There were quite a few comments with persons criticizing the simplicity of the song and expressing frustration that once Machel enters a competition he’s already won.

The memes have also started and are being shared widely on social media.

One such meme states:

“Machel will play pan solo next year and win Panorama!”