On Saturday March 5th Jamaica’s number one dancehall talent show will return to TV. The 4th season of Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall will premier on TVJ fresh and clean on Saturday nights with a new host, new venue, new audition format and, as expected, a brand new set of princes and princesses all vying to take the Magnum crown with all the trimmings.
With the exit of Empress, the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall producers did and open audition to find a new host for the hit show. They searched far and wide for a talent who could embody the essence of the show while at the same time bring their own flavour and style to the Magnum Stage. After auditioning numerous interested host hopefuls the producers decided on Yanique Barrett.
Yanique Barrett embodies all of the swag and flavour that Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall has come to symbolise over the last three seasons and she is ready for the Magnum stage. She has pledged to fulfil the mantra of the show which is to usher in a fresh new crop of dancehall princes and princesses for the public’s viewing pleasure: “It’s a dream come true. I am so happy that I will be able to do what I love while at the same time helping the young and talented to buss.”
For the fourth season Judges Ms Kitty, Scatta Burrell and Professor Nuts return to bring added excitement and insightful comments to the Magnum stage. The Judges will select 5 princes and 5 princesses from each of the 5 audition location. After deliberations they will select the Top 20 Live Show finalists (10 Princes and 10 Princesses). The Magnum Top 20 will be announced to Jamaica on two live shows to be aired on TVJ starting on Saturday March 19. The 20 finalists will then compete for the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall crown and $1 Million.
Auditions will take place in February 2011 at 5 locations across the island for one day only from 9AM – 3PM.Ocho Rios Saturday February 5 Amnesia Nite Club Montego Bay Sunday February 6 The Wexford Hotel May Pen Saturday February 12 Bargain Village Car Park Portmore Sunday February 13 Club Afrodiziac Kingston Saturday February 19 Ranny Williams Centre
Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall have returned for a fourth with all the swagger and flavour of past years but with some new changes that will definitely excite. The number one Dancehall talent show will continue to showcase the best and freshest Dancehall talent ever to premiere on Jamaican TV. The interactive talent competition filmed live in Kingston, has energized television viewers for the past 3 years and will continue to do so as the fashion, lyrical battles and intense competition will be stepped up a notch as the show continues to showcase authentic Jamaican talent in 2011.