Kes Dieffenthaller’s song “Savannah Grass,” failing to win Trinidad and Tobago’s coveted road march title has inspired a petition for a People’s Choice Award.

“Savannah Grass,” which was played 207 times across judging points, was beaten by Skinny Fabulous, Machel Montano & Bunji Garlin’s song “Famalay” which was played 346 times, however, it is being hailed as “2019 Trinidad and To­ba­go Car­ni­val Peo­ple’s Choice”.

“Every year there is that ONE song that touch­es the heart and soul of the peo­ple not on­ly in Trinidad and To­ba­go but through­out the world,” the pe­ti­tion stat­ed.

“This year that one song is un­doubt­ed­ly Sa­van­nah Grass by Kes the Band”.

“There is cur­rent­ly no of­fi­cial and recog­nised Peo­ple’s Choice Award, so this is a pe­ti­tion to give a voice to all mas­quer­aders and non-mas­quer­aders, to lo­cals liv­ing in Trinidad and To­ba­go and abroad and to all peo­ple all over the world who love so­ca mu­sic,” it stat­ed.

The pe­ti­tion stat­ed that Sa­van­nah Grass had won the “hearts of many”.

“This year Sa­van­nah Grass has won the hearts of many and has earned the ti­tle of 2019 Trinidad and To­ba­go Peo­ple’s Choice,” it stat­ed.

The pe­ti­tion called all those in agree­ment to sign the doc­u­ment.

“This pe­ti­tion will be shared with the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties who will hope­ful­ly con­sid­er mak­ing this an of­fi­cial ac­co­lade for 2020 Car­ni­val,” it stat­ed.

The dead­line to sign the doc­u­ment is March 22
-Guardian TT