2011 calypso contender Soul Puss believes a force took over the calypso final last Saturday at Carnival City, preventing him from doing better in the competition.
Soul Puss was regarded as a strong competitor this year but did not do well enough to place in the top four at the end of the calypso final early Sunday morning – repeating lines and executing little energy.
“Maybe my body was there but my internal part wasn’t there,” he told DBS radio.
Puss, who was facing just his second year in the final round of the calypso competition, said he was faced with strange distractions in his dressing room backstage that he is convinced made him falter during his performance on stage.
“I would ask people involved in calypso, that whosoever they have when they’re bringing them to guide them along, do not take away an artiste’s talent by any forms of forces. It’s not right and my talent was taken away on that night by some force which was unexplainable… I sang over verses and I didn’t know I was doing it.
“In finals, there are powers in calypso, powers to deter the talent of other calypsonians,” Soul Puss stated clearly.
He performed “Be not afraid’ and “Singing for supper”.