Friday, February 19, 2016

Finalists face tough judges on Magnum Kings and Queens this weekend



Carl ‘Professor Nuts’ Wellington, veteran judge on the weekly talent show Magnum Kings and Queens of the Dancehall says Jamaica should brace for good competition this season.

“We have a good crop of contestants this year. They are spitting more fire than last year. We might find that they start a little shaky, but with grooming throughout the competition, they will get better,” said Nuts. 

Of the crop of 28 contestants vying for J$1 million cash prize this season, while not underestimating the talent of the contestants, Khadine ‘Ms. Kitty’ Hylton admits she is unsure that they will be able to live up to the high standard of talent unearthed over the years.

“This year, I see some potential, but I am still worried that the talent in Jamaica still needs to be honed and unearthed,” she said.

Ms Kitty, humbled by the love and support of her fan base confessed that the best aspect of the show for her is seeing the growth and development in the contestants. 

Viewers of the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall competition should also tune in to see fun, eclectic, and knowledgeable panel of judges. 

Each week, media personality the “Fluffy Diva, Ms. Kitty”, veteran entertainer Professor Nuts, and Downsound Records music producer Skatta Burrell add their own layer of spunk and charisma. 

The trio gives the competition a talent and reality show hybrid that attracts hundred to the live performances at D-Entrance and thousands glued to their television sets when Magnum Kings and Queens air live on Television Jamaica (TVJ) at 9:30pm on Saturdays. 

Ms. Kitty says viewers can expect “Louder”, energy from her this ninth season.

“They can expect high energy. They can expect me being frank, up-front, and keeping it real. They can expect a lot of high fashion, sexiness — it’s all about beauty and brain, so we are bringing all of that,” she said.

For his part, Professor Nuts says that their animated vibes are not planned.

“Spontaneously, that’s how we do it. It’s not something that we plan,” he said, referring to the camaraderie between himself and his judging colleagues. “We try to keep as energetic as possible as judges. I don’t see any replacement for them (Ms. Kitty and Skatta).”

The show continues to grow and remains the #1 watched show in Jamaica. Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall airs on Saturdays at 9:30pm on TVJ with repeat shows on Tuesdays at 11:30pm and Thursdays at 11:00pm.

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