The Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO), has released its 2019 rules which may end the speculation.

According to TUCO, the Road March competition is open to all nationals and naturalised citizens of Trinidad and Tobago but “in the event of a collaboration between a National of Trinidad and Tobago and any foreign artiste/artistes, the majority of the lead vocal performance of the Calypso must be undertaken and carried out by nationals of Trinidad and Tobago in order to qualify for the Road March Title”. This rule, Loop understands, originated in 2007.

In ‘Famalay’, each singer has a verse which gives the two Trini artistes the majority of the lead vocals.

In order to be eligible to be considered for the competition, all participants in the Road March competition must register on the approved forms which will be available at all TUCO Offices.

Completed registration forms must be tendered at TUCO business unit in Belmont on or before 12 pm on Friday, March 1.