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.
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”.
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.
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
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
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