With Today being Tuesday, I’m sure there are some people who are reading this with half opened eyes because they’re still trying to recover from last weekends festivities. While some of us were trying to thief a whine from a fellow Caribbean comrade, some of us were really reaping the benefits of true labor.
Last Sunday, Olatunji Yearwood, also known as ‘Ola’ rocked the UK X factor stage with his song, “Bodyline“.
While the singer ‘Ola’ is no stranger to the Trinbagonian Stage, he’s most definitely on his way to be an household icon on the International Stage.
This may come as no surprise, as he is Trinidad’s famous Soca Groovy Monarch/ International Soca Monarch Winner for 2015 with his song, ‘Ola‘. He was still inevitably able to introduce everyone in the UK what soca is-or at least a good example.
The Jazz centered soca song that gives a very effervescent feel and twist to what soca and Calypso is, It really feeds the crowd to the fiery flavor us Caribbean people have. Everyone in the audience seemed to enjoy the performance and I’m sure the judges even forgot they were judging his performance!
Olatunji is most definitely someone to look out for as he amazingly only had two energetic dancers on the audition stage. They brought that extra Trini spice that was needed to support his set, while not over powering.
His performance indeed was in good favor with the judges as he was able to secure his spot in the other round from the Judges, Simon Cowell, Louis Tomlinson, Robbie Williams and Ayda Feild. He was also able to secure somewhat of a standing Ovation from the crowd.
It would really amazing to see how he represented the Caribbean and More specifically Trinidad and Tobago. This makes me really happy because not only is he making us all very proud, he’s continually embodies the ‘big fish in small pond would have to be a small fish in a big pond to grow’ theory perfectly.
You can watch his amazing performance here.