Machel scores a Road March hat-trick
Soca star Machel Montano has made it three out of three wins by capturing the 2016 National Road March title in Trinidad and Tobago.
Montano’s song Waiting on the Stage was played 328 times at carnival judging points across the country, making it the most popular song for costumed masqueraders to dance to on the road on 8 and 9 February.
It was miles ahead of Kes the Band’s People, which came second with 29 plays.
Montano has won the title eight times, equalling the achievement of Calypso King of the World Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco).
Machel’s first title came in 1997 when he sang Big Truck with his band Xtatik. There was a gap of nine years before he triumphed again in 2006, this time with Patrice Roberts on the song Band of the Year.