Stop using lead vocals in samplers in soca monarch competition!
by Mantius Cazaubon
I think there should be a rule against using your lead vocals in the samplers in a soca competition. For most of the artistes who competed in the International soca monarch last night, it seemed that they were just singing over their songs.
I'm in favour of change and growth but this use of the lead vocal in the machines is a backward step. This is a competition after all. Last night, many of the artistes often went out of breath and left out many of the phrases in their songs. You could clearly hear the recorded lead vocal taking over and filling in for the lines they missed, and it was very loud too.
Artistes need to SING their song and stop relying on samplers. Backup vocals are fine, but not the actual lead vocal. This is supposed to be a singing competition. What's the point of this if a machine is doing the singing?