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‘It’s Showtime!’

sung by Anslem Douglas
music by Edwin Pouchet
lyrics by Alvin Daniell



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Verse 1
It’s Showtime! Anxiety fills the atmosphere
There’s a sense of fear, for your time to shine is here
Your heart rate, increases as you await
The announcer’s call, loud to one and all
The spotlight now has been switched on
Cameras set for television
The main attraction
Lights, Cam’ra, action.

Time to release pent up energy
Time to show off your vitality
Time to dance and sway
As you display
Your cabaret
It’s showtime! This ain’t no fun
Now is showtime! Expectation
It’s showtime! Is perfection
Now is showtime!
Remember, the hours that you put in
Playing repeatedly while rehearsing
Every evening is prac-tice, prac-tice, prac-tice,
prac-tice, prac-tice, prac-tice, prac-tice, practising
It was a, real hard climb
You know you’re, in your prime
Rise and shine, now is showtime.

Verse 2
It’s Showtime! Fireworks are lighting up the sky
Balloons and streamers, released and floating up high
Confetti, drifts aimlessly through the air
Flashing laser beams, dart from here to there
The audience waits expectantly
This is what the people come to see
Everybody know
They come for a show.


Verse 3
It’s Showtime! On a tight rope show the world your trick
You don’t want to slip, cause that’s the end of your trip
Stay focussed, there is no room for error
You’ve lived for this day, you’re the performer
And as you hit the final note
Hear the audience scream for all its worth
Encore and encore
They want more and more.

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“It’s Showtime”
Anslem Douglas

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Vocalist Anslem Douglas
Anslem Douglas
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Composer and arrangerEdwin Pouchet - Edwin grew up in pan, hearing pan morning, noon and night.  His bigger brother Junior Pouchet was synonymous with the band Silver Stars. When Junior migrated to Orlando to work with Disney World, Edwin took up the mantle and brought the band back in the limelight after a 10-year break.  Edwin proved to be a creative and exciting arranger reviving some of the band’s trademark selections as well as introducing new ones. The band made its name in the medium category of the steelband competitions winning with Pure Party in 2004. He also won the first “Pan in the 21st Century” competition with Love Theme as well as with the popular Phantom of the Opera.

However when he took the leap into the Large Band Category of Panorama in 2008, he earned the respect of his fans and peers with a respectable place in the finals with Thunder Coming, his own composition. This led to his first victory at that level the following year with First in the Line.

Last year he created history by repeating with his own composition Battle Zone as this tune was also the winning Panorama selection in Montreal, Toronto, New York and Washington. The lyrics for his compositions were written by Alvin Daniell and for 2011 they have teamed up again to produce Wake Up sung by Denyse Plummer and It’s Showtime! sung by Anslem Douglas.  The band Silver Stars will be using one of these two tunes in their bid to capture the elusive hat trick.

Alvin C. DaniellAlvin C. Daniell - Engineer, Cultural Researcher, Television Presenter, Composer and Music Producer comprise the disciplines of this individual.  In the pan world he is best known for his lyrical work with some of the top pan arrangers in Trinidad and Tobago. These include Ray Holman (Pan on the Move, Pan on the Run); Len “Boogsie” Sharpe (Mind Yuh Business, Misbehave); Pelham Goddard (Parade, Play My Music, Good News, A Happy Song); Brian “Bean” Griffith (Trini Know How, Pure Party, How we coming – 2011); Don Clarke (Can’t Get Enough, Momentum – 2011). He has also worked recently with Edwin Pouchet to produce hits such as Thunder Coming, First in de Line and Battle Zone. So far he has written lyrics for over six songs for 2011.

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