Magnum Kings and Queens back for seventh season, now holding auditions

The Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall has returned for its seventh season, bringing its usual hardcore vibe and energy to Jamaican television.

by Jodee Brown

The popular talent show is currently holding auditions, taking place in five locations across the length and breadth of Jamaica. Deejays and singjays who are trying to establish themselves in Dancehall and Reggae are encouraged to come out to the various auditions and impress resident judges: Cordel ‘Skatta’ BurrellProfessor Nuts and Miss Kitty.

The Magnum team passed through the western town of Savannah-La-Mar last Saturday for the first stop this season. Here are the remaining stops on the audition tour.

2nd Stop: Ocho Rios

Magnum Kings and Queens then heads to Ocho Rios onSaturday November 23 at Island Village.

3rd Stop: May Pen

Following Ocho Rios, Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall will head to May Pen on Saturday November 30 for its third audition at Tolans Total Gas Station.

4th Stop: Portmore

The second to last audition for this the 7th season of Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall will be onSunday December 8 at Portmore Town Centre. Over the last six seasons of the competition Portmore has shown big support for the competition.

Final Stop: Kingston

The fifth and final audition for Season 7 will be held onSunday December 15 in Kingston at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre.

All auditions begin at 9 a.m. sharp and end at 3 p.m Participants who are unsuccessful at one location will have a chance to try again at any other location. This year, all auditions are open to spectators who want to get a sneak peek at the talent.

At the end of the five auditions, the judges will then deliberate and select the best 28 contestants (14 Princes and 14 Princesses) to perform at the live shows. The full list of finalists will be announced on two live shows to be aired on TVJ starting Saturday January 11, 2014.

Magnum Kings and Queens: Season 7 will see the return of Yanique Barrett as host for the third straight season as well as a new host, Dayne ‘Chike’ Morrison for its D’Endz backstage segment.