Tian says vying for two crowns is expensive

Tian 'The Winter man' will not be vying for the crown in the Jumpy section of this year's Party Monarch competition. (www.trinizagada.com)

Tian 'The Winter man' will not be vying for the crown in the Jumpy section of this year's Party Monarch competition. (www.trinizagada.com)

Three-time winner of the Jumpy Party Monarch competition, Tian “The Winter man” Winter has confirmed true, rumours he would not be vying for the crown in the Jumpy section of the Party Monarch competition this year.

Winter won the title in 2009, 2010 and 2012. He has, however, indicated he will be defending his crown in the Groovy Monarch competition.

“I know I have been a staple in the competition since 2009 and I’m proud of my achievements in the competition in such a short space of time … but competing in both every year isn’t always an easy undertaking mentally or financially,” he said.

He noted that the investment artistes make to participate in the show is usually more than what they get in prizes.

As such, he said, the artistes had formed an association and approached the Carnival Development Committee (CDC) about an increase in prize monies.

“We believe we have produced the biggest show during the week of activities and put in a lot more than we do get out and the CDC along with the new minister with responsibility for Carnival, Chet Greene were very open to having the discussion which we appreciated immensely. We, however, understand that we were a bit late in our approach and hope we can have those discussions with the body as soon as Carnival 2014 has ended,” Winter said.

Winter noted that he has “new” priorities, to include his “newborn son” and investments in other aspects of his life and therefore he decided to opt out of one of the sections.

“I am definitely looking forward to taking part in the Groovy Competition this year. I think the Groovy segment has actually become the superior part of the competition as far as quality and the usual suspects like Claudette, Ricardo and Laurena are all in this year and we have a couple new faces like Menace and even Ezzy Rattigan throwing his hat into the Groovy ring, so it should be interesting and I’m always up for the challenge,” Winter stated.

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12 thoughts on “Tian says vying for two crowns is expensive

  1. I think you misunderstood me. I used the word stupidity and i made mention of my boy Natural Rampler as an example. I said he was this close to win the king and if he had back then he would be in the finals in Trinidad. Now not only the voice but I often sat back and picture the actual performance, like throw tone in the mango tree was one of the tunes, stupidity point blank and Antiguans went crazy, now picture him in Trinidad. As for his son Ratigan with the brothers musical back ground, if they all get behind him he could reach far. I saw him on the big stage in Miami and I think he did pretty good for a kid just starting off. As for anyone representing Antigua Tian will always be my pick.

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  2. I think stupidity is not the word it is humor that Only Antiguans can understand,however I do think changes need to be made to the compettion let’s start by giving the performers less time on stage

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  3. You say Antiguans like a lot of stupidity because KFC won. I admit Natural Rampler has a lot of crowd appeal, but do you accept that he cannot sing, and it is a singing competition? Please have a look at the criteria. Golden Cup is comparable to KFC as it relates to the lyrics, but Ezzy is certainly a better singer. If you think T&T would have selected NR as a winner in their competition, you must be dreaming!

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  4. Yo Caj, I remember when our superstars CP, Tizzy, Tian, Ricardo and others once compete knowing if they happen to pull it off on Party Saturday night it’s straight to the big stage in Trinidad as a finalist. It was automatic. The Kentucky song put an ending to that so now one must go through the various preliminary rounds to try and get to the finals. Yo point blank Antiguan’s just like a lot of stupidity. For years my boy Natural Rampler was just at the edge of being Party monarch king and I often sat back and picture him on stage in Trinidad performing the same act. I must give kudos to his son and the reigning king Ratigan who to me can go far. I think Onyan, Oungku, Krukus and even Fox should get behind this kid, cause we are talking natural talent on stage.

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  5. hardknaxxx sis July 23, 2014 at 22:11 - Reply

    rubbish creativity and being outstanding is more like it guess ur just one of those up tight persons who differ my bro got it going on dont be a hater my bro rocks go team hardknaxx

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  6. Tian decides to put his priorities first and the best you can say is he is going to lose. Really!!!

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    • #WinterDontRun July 24, 2014 at 10:26 - Reply

      Priorities, he just got priorities? Think before you talk, who else in the competition don’t have priorities. It’s simple last year he placed second, this year he does not have a good song so if he compete he is going to lose. If its priorities you are talking why don’t he just do not compete at all and the prize money situation has been a problem long time so that is not a valid excuse.

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  7. @Caj. I absolutely agree. When that KFC won, I worried about the embarrassment that the country will face in Trinidad. So said so done. It was so bad that the ‘by’ that was given in Trinidad was stopped. That should have awaken the organizers but nooo. I blame the organizers for not putting proper criteria in place. They basically allowed anything to go and what we are seeing now is the ultimately fallout of that.

    My prediction is that it will only get worst and my hope is that the organizers will do a quick double-take and ensure that only quality artists and materials get to win the competition.

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  8. The Jumpy Monarch competition died the year we decided to glorify rubbish and give the crown to Kentucky!!!!!!!

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  9. #WinterDontRun July 23, 2014 at 08:05 - Reply

    Tian Winter knows even though he enters into the Jumpy Section that he is definitely not going to win because his jumpy song is no good and maybe not even place. I commend him for that wonderful reasons why he wont enter.

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