The success and popularity of dancehall music has without question provided opportunities for many Jamaicans who have and are trying to establish themselves in the field. Recognizing this, Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall has returned and will kick off its second season Saturday, November 15, in Montego Bay at the Wexford Court Hotel.
The competition’s second season, which was launched on Monday November 10, will see a total of five auditions across the island with the first being in Montego Bay, the competition will move over to May Pen, then through Portmore, Ocho Rios and will make a final stop in Kingston. At each stop persons going up for audition will perform for judges Ms. Kitty, General Degree and Scatta with the hope of getting a call back slip for the next round. This process will continue for the four remaining audition stops. From these auditions, 20 contestants will advance to the TV round, 10 princes and 10 princesses who will compete for the top title of Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall.
Executive Producer of Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall Mark Kenny, noted that he was looking forward to the second season of Jamaica’s first dancehall talent show. “I’m curious of what the contestants will bring this year. Last year was a striking and phenomenal display of talent and we are expecting nothing short of that this year”.
The dates for the auditions following its November 15 stop at the Wexford Court Hotel, Montego Bay will be: May Pen, November 22; Portmore, November 29; Ocho Rios, December 6 and Kingston on December 13th. This year’s competition has a grab of over two million dollars, the release of a single and a music video, and the option of joining the Real Jam Management Agency, which evolved out of the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall 2007/2008 season.
All systems are go for this year’s second staging of the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall competition and based on the buzz on the street it will be bigga and badda.