BREAKING NEWS Super Blue wins Road March 511: Machel 56

Super Blue has won the Road March title overwhelmingly, an accolade that is considered to be bestowed by the people.
TNT Finder News Editor
Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Updated Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Caption: File photo of 2013 Road March winner Super Blue. Photo courtesy Google Images

The people have spoken. Super Blue is the 2013 Road March winner.

Masqueraders have chosen Super Blue’s ‘Fantastic Friday’ to cross the stage with 511 times.

This is Super Blue’s 9th Road Monarch title.

Machel Montano, who Super Blue shared the 2013 Power Soca Monarch title, placed a distant second with 56 plays on the road.

The Road March 2013 title is Super Blue's 2nd of two major soca music victories for the year.  

On Friday Super Blue tied for first place with Montano in the Power category of the International Soca Monarch competition.

Ironically, Super Blue’s very last Road March title was won with “Pump Up” in 2000.

Machel Montano, won last year’s Road March title in 2012 with a song with a similar name “Pump Yuh Flag”.

Best comeback

Super Blue's victory comes after a 12 year hiatus from the music market.  His win as Road March winner is testiment that he is the People's performer. 

Super Blue’s last public appearance on stage was with his daughter Fay Ann Lyons- Alvarez in 2009. He accompanied Fay Ann, a soca sensation and multiple title holder herself, on the Soca Monarch stage when she won with "Meet Super Blue”. That year she took home 3 major soca titles’ Power, Groovy and the Road March title.

His appearance re-ignited love and support for ‘Super Blue’ among his fans that had been waiting for his return for more than a decade.

Overwhelming support

Since he returned there has been a ground swell of support for him.

Since the release of his song ‘Fantastic Friday’ it has been ‘voted’ and played overwhelmingly by online users and radio stations.

Super Blue was also in demand as the headline performer for the entire 2013 carnival season by all fete and event promoters.

His 2013 victory has added to a long impressive list of titles.

Below is the long list of past Road March titles ‘Super Blue’ won with in previous years

2000     “Pump up” (Tie with “Comeback Home” by Iwer 

1995     "Signal to Lara"  

1993     "Bacchanal Time"

1992     "Jab Jab"     

1991     “Get Something and Wave"    

1983     “Rebecca”    (Formerly Blue Boy

1981     “Ethel”               Blue Boy

1980     Soca Baptiste      Blue Boy

Outstanding career

Super Blue has a long line of firsts:

First calypsonian to ever perform at Wembley Convention Centre in London, UK.

First Soca Monarch winner

His performances of "Bachannal Time" and "Birthday Party" appeared on the first worldwide broadcast of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival via CNN.

First calypsonian to appear on Sesame Street