Magnum Kings & Queens goes live tomorrow


February 19, 2016
Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall judges Skatta Burrell, Miss Kitty and Professor Nuts

Viewers of the 'Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall' competition are anticipating the live show which starts tomorrow.

They would also agree that the show has an eclectic panel of judges.

Each week, the Fluffy Diva, Ms Kitty, veteran entertainer, Professor Nuts and local music producer at Downsound Records, Skatta Burrell, add their own layer of spunk and charisma, giving the competition a talent show and reality TV hybrid edge.

Ms Kitty, born Khadine Hylton, says viewers can expect "louder" energy from her this the 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 forth all of that," she said.

For his part, Carl 'Professor Nuts' Wellington 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)."

Professor Nuts is optimistic about the crop of 28 contestants that will vie for J$1 million 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, whose favourite thing about working on the show is the fun that is had, as well as the fact that he can see the next generation of dancehall talent.

'Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall' airs on Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. on TVJ, with repeat shows on Tuesdays at 11:30 p.m. and on Thursdays at 11 p.m.

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