‘Lugarz’ captures Stardom Monarch of the Tent title

‘Lugarzz’ after winning the title

For the first time, Derrick “Lugarz” St Ville has emerged winner of the Stardom Monarch of the Tent at the Strip in Loubiere on Wednesday evening.

Lugarz was one of 25 competitors and won with his rendition entitled, “Maria Make She Wet”.

First Runner-Up position went to Emmanuel “Haxey” Salmant with “Sa Ki Sa’w Say Sa’ w” and Second Runner-Up was Tasha “Tasha P” Peltier with “Wrong Plus Wrong is Wrong.”

Following the crowning, St Ville said, “I am really surprised because I know it is true that for the whole season ‘Maria Make She Wet’ was the hallmark of the tent but I believe Haxey was very strong and also Tasha P.”

He said that his song has been making headway throughout the six tents leading up the Monarch of the Tent.

However, St Ville revealed that he was disappointed that he did not make it through the semi-finals of the calypso competition.

He acknowledged that he blundered over the years but he was of the opinion he should have made it through this year.

“But this year I find I did exceptionally well, up to yesterday I met a guy and he was telling me about my song and I told him I sang that song and so many guys made mistake in their songs and they came out before me. I came out number 20,” he stated, referring to his performance at the semi-finals.

St Ville recalled an encounter he had with an individual who relayed what he said was disappointing information that a calypso judge had to say about him.

“The gentleman met me and was telling me about he met a judge and the judge was telling him that I am very lucky to come out number 20,” he alleged.

He said that based on the encounter, he feels that the judges judge calypso competitions with preconceived notions of the calypsonians.

“It means that there are judges who come to the show with their level of hate and a level of mischief because I finding to myself, after all these guys make their mistakes, they come out before me, still coming out in the semifinals and for me not to get a place there, I just feel to myself it is really unjust,” stated St. Ville.

Listen to the song below.


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  1. Is Me again
    February 9, 2018

    I use to enjoy your songs before but this time I don’t like the lyrics of this song because as a Christian that spent many years with you in church, I feel it’s too far right and unlike the other previous years I cannot listen to this one when my family is there. I will not by any means condemn you but as your brother in the Lord I think you need to sing songs the entire family can listen to and appreciate

  2. carnival
    February 8, 2018

    Congrats Lugarz Hope you make Road March. Not good enough for final, stop complaining

  3. mine
    February 8, 2018

    Congratulation Lugarz enjoy enjoy your crown. God helped you this time you did not forget your song.

  4. A. George
    February 8, 2018

    You did good at semi’s too but there is only room for 9… the last three in the finals tie eh… #congrats that song is well hotttt!!!!

  5. Sams
    February 8, 2018

    Age is just a number congrats

  6. kaykay
    February 8, 2018

    Lugarz the song hot and stuff but as if the lyrics a little crazy for finals lol Maria is a boy?? but making Prince Charles come? Hmmm Anyway I love it!!

    Congrats on winning the tent. By beating other finalists I wonder if you really should not have been in the finals!! You probably right!

    • ??
      February 8, 2018

      Agree…… Road match lyrics.

  7. mouth of the south
    February 8, 2018

    I thought Lugarz was a young calypsonian…. nothing against older people… just thought it was a young guys name…

    • Looking on
      February 8, 2018

      What happen? You just come on d calypso scene man. In any case he is not an old man. He is middle age.

    • Bee
      February 8, 2018

      Goes to show eh? Lugarz has more groove than the juniors. Go Lugarz!!!

    • mine
      February 9, 2018

      Remembered what sparrow said age is just a number.

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