Saturday the 19th of January was the first live audition show for the 6th season of the popular television talent show, Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall. The first live show showcased the contestants from Castle Red.
After seeing the first live audition show, I have to say that I am impressed by the overall crop of talent so far.
There are however a few standouts for me. Please note that at this point I am not too familiar with the names of the contestants. Moving right along; the contestants who caught my attention were that prince who sang a song about his mother and the Rastafarian prince who sang a love song for Miss Kitty.
When the first mentioned prince came out, and Yanique mentioned that he would be singing a song for his mother, I have to admit I was somewhat disappointed, as I think that artistes use their mothers to get them forward for crappy songs.
However when he began to sing and I started listening to the lyrics, I took back my initial reaction and started paying attention. Additionally, his mother being in the audience, listening to her son serenading her and crying was icing on the cake for that performance.
The Rastafarian prince was also a pleasant surprise for me. When he entered the stage and was just standing there waiting forever to start the song I was getting really annoyed.
But, when he started to sing, I almost screamed. It was a beautiful Reggae love song and I approved. I could not keep my eyes and my ears away from the performance as it was so refreshing. If my memory serves me well, it was the first time I was seeing a performance like that in the history of the competition.
If the Castle Red contestants are anything to go by, then this should be a good and entertaining year for the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall.
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Hi I’m Kerran, and I’m a young talented writer who is a full time student at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. I just love the dancehall genre as it is a true representation of the talent and dynamism of Jamaican artistes who have done their bit to put Jamaica on the map. I hope you like my reports and will comment from time to time…