Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Defending champs Desperadoes Steel Orchestra topped the preliminary round of the National Panorama competition.
The band playing the Carlton “Zanda” Alexander-arrangement of “Good Morning” accumulated 277 points, two (2) points more than the second-placed Trinidad All Stars (275) for their rendition of Ultimate Rejects’ featuring MX Prime’s “Full Extreme.” Exodus Steel Orchestra came in third place with 274 points for its performance of Pelham Goddard’s/Terrance “BJ” Marcelle’s arrangement of “Good Morning.”
As in the medium category, the same number of bands—fourteen—moves on to the semi-finals. Fifteen orchestras competed in the large group, with one - Genesis Pan Groove - not making that cut.
Score sheets of the Medium and Large steel orchestras were opened in the presence of the bands’ representatives at Pan Trinbago’s Conference Room on Park Street, Port of Spain, on the morning of Monday February 6.
The draw for semi-finals playing positions in the two categories will be conducted at CTV (the television arm of the state-run Caribbean New Media Group (CNMG)) tomorrow Tuesday, February 7 - at 7:30 a.m.
Following are the full results for the preliminary phase of competition for large conventional steel orchestras.
Following are the full results for the preliminary phase of competition for large conventional steel orchestras. The top fourteen will move on to the semi finals.
Cecil: You got your scores!!! FAMILIAR FIVE on TOP!!!
It is what it shouldn't be.
... and in SIXTH POSITION we have: SUPERNOVAS!!!
Dry your eyes Mr. Ramdoo and do not expect much change in the FINALS. A little shuffling (YES!!!) but same TOP 5. The RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE was in 1974 -- could not come up with a better LYRICAL IDEA?
Dem judges love ZANDA too much for my liking!
There is always NEXT YEAR for ATLANTA and SUPERNOVAS, buddy!!!
Claude...listen to Desperadoes again...they have the absolute best line and moment of music in this year's Panorama...around the middle of the tune...
it is only preliminary
the best is yet to come
Morning Glory, I was told by a top arranger that Panorama is not about good music.
It is only the preliminaries but like I said before and no body have given me a legit answer to my topic/question " Who picks the panel of judges and what is the criteria" If you look at the score and the score sheets of the last twenty years of panorama you will see some similarities and we are pretty much heading to similar results in the finals. You telling us that Desperadoes accumulated more points that Trinidad All Stars and Exodus ! And you telling us that all three south bands may not make the final count. Claude Gonzales is right when he said that them judges don't like the Professor and Fonclaire ever since people bad mouthed them on that 1990 flop. And the three young amigos from NY are getting no respect. Now lets just wait and see what the demise will be in the semis. The Pan mafia is still alive !
Does anyone have the results for the Medium Bands?
I think this is it!!!
The judges are following musical creativity. When I listen to Despers, Renegades and Phase II they are all telling me stories with their arrangements. It is all fine to have JAMMING but it can't be for the entire arrangement. These are some of the same judges who had Despers in the wilderness for many years and no one seem to remember that. Despers earned it's place back to the top. Some of the arrangements were very predictable hence the results. Of course for the finals they may have some movement in the top five.