February 14, 2013
Average performances from Magnum Kings and Queens
Sadeke Brooks, Staff Reporter
Again it was Jonah, and to a lesser extent Payne, who performed the best at Saturday's staging of Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall that was held at D' Entrance, Constant Spring Road, St Andrew.
For most of the night, the performances were average with the audience getting excited only a few times. All this changed when Jonah took the stage in costume and lots of theatrics. In no time, he had the judges out of their seats, giving 'forwards'.
Judge Skatta stressed that he possessed the entertainment value that many of the other Castle Blue contestants lacked.
"A God bring yuh out ya tonight fi prove to the other people seh dem fi do dem homework. Yuh save Castle Blue," he said.
Miss Kitty added: "Yet again, you have been the saving grace for your castle. You have variation, you neva sound monotonous no time."
While Jonah was obviously the strongest performer for the night, Payne also did well. He had lots of lyrics and had the women dancing right throughout. Professor Nuts described him as "lyrically show off."
Guest judge D'Angel said, "it was very entertaining and it just sound like him buss already."
Real Steel kicked off the show and possessed lots of melody. She was also lauded for sitting on the beat. With his unique voice, Jah B got a decent response.
Konfydence, on the other hand, was just OK. And, while the judges liked Halonie's message, they thought his pitch was too high.
Having performed well as a deejay previously, Sasique was disappointing as a singer.
"Good lyrics, good concept. What is not good, you choose to sing. You are not a singer, you are a deejay. Singing is not for you," Skatta said.
Though young, Shaq got one of the best responses from the females.
"I am very happy that you got a second chance. Your melody was really on point. You really came and delivered tonight," Miss Kitty said.
Jade had a strong message and good lyrics, but was unable to entertain the audience. Miss Kitty described her performance as lacklustre.
In contrast, Makarie made the crowd roar when she faced off with Goldberry, but was average for her second stint on stage.
The show ended with D'Angel doing a suggestive performance with G Whizz.