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Finals Results - Large Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2016 - Desperadoes Steel Orchestra and Arranger Carlton “Zanda” Alexander Win!

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  Chaos and Jubilation reigned as Desperadoes Steel Orchestra with their new arranger Carlton “Zanda Alexander,” was declared 2016 National Panorama champion of Trinidad & Tobago, edging out its nine challengers in the process.  With this feat, Desperadoes maintains its record of the most Panorama wins in the history of the competition, now with eleven titles to their name.   They last won in 2000 with the late master arranger Clive Bradley.

Newcomer to the large band category—moving up from that of small—Supernovas Steel Orchestra with arranger Amrit Samaroo, was also triumphant coming in second, leaving behind other previous champions such as Renegades, Phase II Pan Groove, Silver Stars and 2015 winners Trinidad All Stars, the latter slipping to sixth position overall.  There were howls of sheer disbelief by some when Trinidad All Stars' final placing was revealed, trumped only by the growing roar when the last two top orchestras were known to be Supernovas and Desperadoes, and finally when the latter were announced winners.  They did indeed prove indeed that "Nobody badder than me" as per the lyrics in part of their winning tune "Different Me."

Click the following links for results from the Finals in respective categories:
Single Pan | Small | Medium | Large | Results Summary

Following are the full final results for the Large conventional steel orchestras.

Region  Color Key East Zone Region North Zone Region South/Central
Zone Region
Tobago Region    

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Large Conventional Steel Orchestras

  Results   TUNE BAND SONG Orchestra Logos ARRANGER
1st 285 Desperadoes Different Me Desperadoes Steel Orchestra logo Carlton “Zanda” Alexander
Carlton “Zanda” Alexander

2nd 284
Supernovas Breakthrough Supernovas Steel Orchestra band logo - When Steel Talks Amrit Samaroo
Amrit Samaroo

3rd 283 Phase II Pan Groove Madd Music Phase II logo Len “Boogsie” Sharpe
Len “Boogsie” Sharpe
3rd 283 Renegades Music Inside Meh Head Renegades Steel Orchestra logo Duvone Stewart
Duvone Stewart
5th 281   Invaders “Take That” Invaders Steel Orchestra logo Arddin Herbert
Arddin Herbert
6th 280 Trinidad All Stars Leave We Alone

Leon “Smooth” Edwards
Leon “Smooth” Edwards
7th 277 Silver Stars Panoramic Silver Stars Steel Orchestra band logo - When Steel Talks Liam Teague
Liam Teague
8th
276 Redemption Sound Setters No No We Eh Going Home Redemption Sound Setters logo
Micheal Toby
Darren Sheppard
Darren Sheppard
9th 272 Fonclaire Bass on Fire Fonclaire Steel Orchestra logo Ken “Professor” Philmore
Ken “Professor” Philmore
10th 266 Skiffle How She Like It Skiffle Steel Orchestra  Kendall Williams, Marc Brooks, Odie Franklin
Marc Brooks
Kendall Williams
Odie Franklin

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