BREAKING NEWS: Alpha is out of the race!

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BREAKING NEWS: Alpha is out of the race!
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Wenhal Gerald, better known as Alpha in the soca arena, has withdrawn from the Groovy and Power Soca Competitions, which takes place tomorrow, Saturday July 13.

According to a press release, Alpha decided to withdraw from the competition because of “very little air play of his songs, the low quality of the commercials advertising the competitions, no paid slots by the organisers to push the music of the finalist on the various radio stations, which would lead to the definite hype of the competitions, and very little support on the ground as subventions still have not been received”.

The statement added: “In the realisation of the finance, effort and energy to be invested at this time in the competitions under the above mentioned circumstances, he has decided that he would rather make these investments towards the future of his career. He will be concentrating on his upcoming album and videos to accomplish his goals in the immediate future and hopes that his fans will continue to support him. Alpha would like to apologize to his fans, many of which have stood by him throughout his career, but unfortunately he had to make this very tough decision.”

Alpha is the former three-peat Power Soca Monarch (2004, 2005 and 2006) and the Groovy Soca Monarch for 2009 and 2010.  He also won the Road March title in 2004 with his well known song, ‘Dong De Road’.

He was successful in moving into the finals this year of both competitions with his Groovy Soca song, ‘Jouvert’, and his Power Soca song, ‘I Buy’.

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  1. Alpha pulled out of the competition because frankly he knew that he didn't stand a chance. Alpha needs to stop letting his ego get to him. He is no longer in this for the love of music he believes for some reason that he is the shit of soca and granted he has won a few titles but with arrogance you will loose supporters. That is why Ricky T continues to dominate because he has let winning get to him. He is still with the people in and out of competition and that is why the people continue to support him. Alpha has burnt so many bridges locally that I really don't think that anyone really wants to hear anything from him again.

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  2. Alpha next yr come out with a good song entitle Lucians please forgive me

    and may be we might think of taking u back

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  3. I find he damn right. Stop treating artistes like dirt. Show some appreciation for all artistes and the art form. St. Lucians need to stop playing politics in the music industry and in so doing nurture and bring out the best in the art form. Rather than play politics they should be proud and be patriotic so we can put our music on the map!!

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  4. well I really think that some of our artist songs are not aired, and its really true I have not heard any songs coming from alpha this year, again alpha did it one year where he came with a new song and won so alpha despite it all I think you should give it a shot no matter what ,go out enjoy yourself. Big up to you ...

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  5. I can remember once Alpha came out with a new song on the night of competition, and the crowd loved it. Alpha has gotten to swelled headed now living in Castries and not visiting Choiseul every once in a while.

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  6. Is what alpha did any different from Pringles or Teddyson, two other wannabes who used foolish excuses to bow out.......

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  7. inquiry minds that is the gospel truth what you said...when he feels that he is not the talk of the season he gets jealous and pulls out...I think if I am not wrong this is the second time....grow up alpha you too swell headed you making all you people hate you

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  8. Alpha is an A.. he got to swell headed thought he was too big now he is nothing in the soca arena.

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  9. What can i say , you win some, you lose some, in that cause its your lost bro not ours, lucians will go to the show and enjoy themselves.Good luck to you

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  10. Alpha you need to just quit ...you got swell headed wayyy to quick....you could have gone far...if it wasn't for your nasty attitude...

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  11. this is true, its like there are only one set of songs aired on the radio, and that's absolutely not fair...everyone is working so hard..its like there's preference :/

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  12. PS.
    Alpha, just bow out and do us all a favour.

    You'r every childish and immature, grow up.

    If you cannot take it as seriously as Tennyson John, just find some other form of side-piece passion.
    smh.

    Shame on you.

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  13. Smh.

    The only song from Alpha i really like this year is ibuy. The first few beats can be put in a loop and a DJ can work his magic with mixing his song.

    But this is rather childish of Alpha to state this at this time. I remembered vividly, we use to host the OECS soca monarch (correct me if i'm wrong,) in St. Lucia. There were soca artist from other OECS islands that we heard their songs for the very first time. They never complained (to my knowledge.) They did their performances and left.
    Alpha is one of my favourite SLU soca artist.

    It is rather childish for Alpha to have pulled out. Perhaps he needs to re-evaluate his lyrical content and musical arrangement.

    I also believe he will not be taken seriously as a soca artist anymore.

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  14. he DAMM rite....the radio stations bias..playing only a few songs bcuz some of the artist working with dem that shit needs to stop...vaval finishing slowy but surely...BRING IT BACK TO DA PPL

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    • @ Stven
      Can you prove any of what you just stated.

      Listen to Alpha's contribution this season. The only good song the guy has is "ibuy.'

      And yet, i can hear some kind of rogue BARBADIAN accent as back-ups.

      I have one of is groovy songs 'oh bacchanal.'

      This song could have done better with a different musical arrangment or beat. It is boring and flat and appears to be something that was rushed and done by an amature.

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    • Have you ever listened to RCI ona morning. I can guarantee you whose songs play between 9:30 and 10.

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  15. Alpha does that nonesense everytime he thinks he is not on top. To me he is a soar loser that does not have the true spirit of competition in him and will never get far in his career as long as he continues this crap!!

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