Damien Marvay might not have lifted the Sweet Soca trophy last night, but he was still in winners row, taking the Barbados TODAY Soca Champion title.
Marvay emerged winner after garnering the most votes in the final round of the online voting competition for his popular song Know The Face ahead of nine other finalists.
After walking away with a whopping $10 000 in cash, a shocked Marvay said he was truly humbled that so many of his fans voted for him to win the competition.
“I had no idea so many of them were voting for me. I really appreciate it man! Words can’t even explain it right now but to know that they would do this for me means everything,” he said immediately following last night’s announcement.
While trying to process the news, he said, “When they called my name I stepped forward and shook the guy’s hand and stepped back. I thought I was third, then the lady told me to step forward and take a picture with the cheque I looked across and saw my name and I kind of just stood there and stared at it. I couldn’t believe that was my name written there,” Marvay added.
He thanked Barbados TODAY for providing the platform for artistes such as him in the winner take all competition.
The other finalists were: Hypasounds, Donnell, Mr Veejay & King Julian, Joaquin, Sammy G, Azizi, Grynner, Faith Callender and Mistah Dale.
Overall, 73 artistes entered this year’s competition and in the final round, over 4,000 votes were recorded.
On Saturday, Browne Star was announced the winner of the Junior Champion competition and took home $2,000. The winner of the Barbados TODAY Pic-O-De-Crop Champion will be crowned on Saturday at the Pic-O-De-Crop finals at Kensington Oval.