It was a mixture of youth and experience when rehearsals for this Friday’s Pic-0-De-Crop semi-finals started at Comberemre School this morning.
The ADC/Digicel Big Show’s Adonijah, Red Plastic Bag and Gabby were among the veterans practising with the band today. In a telephone interview with Barbados TODAY this evening, Adonijah reported that his rehearsals went very well.
“It went beautifully, one thing about the Festival Band you don’t have to worry at all – they are very professional. I feel good, strong, confident and most definitely prepared. I have two strong songs, great back-up and a wonderful band,” he said.
Drawn position number 17 he will perform Congratulations and Something Left In The Bottle on Friday night, in what he termed the “Big Show section”, since former monarchs and fellow tent mates Red Plastic Bag and the Mighty Gabby will contest at position 15 and 16 respectively.
Adonijah further assured that unlike other semi-finals nights this year the audience will be wide awake as the show approaches its climad.
Performing between the accomplished Colin Spencer and the consummate Gabby, some consider the nine-time king, RPB, as a favourite to move on in the competition. However, he insisted he always took each competition as it came.
“I’ve always taken competition in stages; I try hard to focus on the stage, get over that hurdle, do my best and hopefully make it through to the next stage.
“It doesn’t matter where I perform, I will go out there and do my best. It is always good to feel as if it doesn’t matter where you sing in the competition; you have to go out there and just do whatever you have to do, even if you perform first or last- give it your best shot,” he said.
Also rehearsing today were De Doctor, Enobong, Kid Site, Sir Ruel, Dre and Lil Az. (KC)