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November 17, 2011
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Magnum Kings and Queens of the Dancehall ready to move its 5th season into gear
Krista Henry, Staff Reporter

The Magnum ladies from left: Sherine Scarlett, Tasha Thomas, Trecia Roberts, and Kahyna Ridley. - Colin Hamilton PHOTOS

With a new venue and a new host for their 'Digicel Di Endz' room, Magnum Kings and Queens of the Dancehall is ready to move its 5th season into gear.

An intimate launch for the show was held on Tuesday at the studios of TVJ, where its producers announced all that would be happening for its 5th season. With the show's host, Yanique Barrett, on hand, Executive Producer Mark Kenny was first up announcing that the venue for the live shows has been moved from New Kingston to 76 Constant Spring Road. The change of venue is going back to the roots for the show which aired for three years from Weekenz on Constant Spring Road.

Kenny emphasised that, after four years, one of the show's major focuses is to always remain credible with audiences. He said, "we always try to be credible, we try to be in the dancehall and choose producers from the dancehall." With this said, he announced that the contestants will be working alongside top-notch producer Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor from Big Ship Records, as well as Justus from JA Productions, responsible for the popular 'Overproof' rhythm. The two producers, Kenny explained, will be working with the contestants from early out, which will allow them to hone their dancehall skills.

It was also announced that comedian Iceman willbe replacing Pretty Boy Floyd in the 'Digicel Di Endz' room. A jubilant Iceman said, "the show is a nice vibe which is always representing the brand, and it's popular among the Jamaican people." Iceman disclosed that he plans to interact with the fans, artistes and contestants on the show to bring the right vibe.

Season four's winner Hurricane and Nioma were also on hand, with Hurricane debuting the video for his song Wine Yuh Waist, which was directed by Gareth Cobran. Nioma also debuted her video for the song Love One Another, which was directed by Mykal Cushnie. JR Dane and Specialist also gave lively performances that were welcomed by the audience.

Judges Cordell 'Skatta' Burrell, Miss Kitty and Professor Nuts will all be returning this season. Auditions start on November 26 in Ocho Rios, St Ann, and the show airs on TVJ in January.

From left, Tahnida Nunes (Digicel's sponsorship manager), Mark Kenny (producer), Natalie Parboosingh (producer) and Sanjay Ramanand (producer), pose for a pic.

From left, host Yanique and Iceman share a picture.

From left, Benjamin Simms marketing exec at Digicel, speaks with judges Cordel 'Scatta' Burrell and Professor Nuts

Scott Wilson and Clare O'Keefe enjoy a moment.

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