If the crowd that packed Weekendz Nightclub, in Kingston on Wednesday, May 3, 2009 is to be interpreted then the producers of the new hit show may need a new location. The Magnum King and Queen of Dancehall were crowned last Wednesday with a huge show that dancehall showcased the top 10 finalists all performing. Tiki and Poor and Boasy were crowned at the end as the ultimate winners. The show must be commended for its originality and for portraying a sort of talent competition in Jamaica that was not on mainstream television. I believe the show was different in that it didn’t seek to try and simulate the caretaker of all talent challenges ‘American Idol’.
However, the most judges must be commended for their real comments. We were holding not their in order to criticize and commend the contestants on the show each week. But as the season elevated we saw where the comments were expressed to improve the contestant’s craft in the business. The roles of the most judges were also critical. Mr. Burrell as the producer, Ms. Feline a popular radio presenter and DJ General Degree a seasoned in the business a week expressed comments from different facets of the business each unveiling the contestants from what a requires.
The show begins a week with a dancehall fashion show which should be improved in future periods. The models are new comers and I believe if professionals are used then designers will get more from this area. After all, it’s business.
The star of this season really goes to Poor and Boasy who walked away with a million dollars cash. His personality and capacity show panache which Jamaicans are notable for made him the most popular among the viewers. In addition to his persona viewers cannot ignore his life story. As a 19 year old washing car windows in half Way Tree, who question himself daily about his life and future, it must have taken great strength to become the champion, knowing you are fighting not only for your future but also your daughter’s. The same is rue the Queen of Dancehall Tiki. Her capacity write songs that are easy to train my voice makes her some unforgettable and that is critical in different industry, you want visitors to remember you. She reminds me of Beyonce in some ways, if you look at Beyonce’s songs they all are have catchy phrases that connect with her audience. This is a huge lesson for artistes today not only to write lyrics that will make sense but also have entertainment quality.
In conclusion, I believe that Magnum will continue to support this show. Who can forget the brand’s image and phrase “di magnum ina him” which only did the brand well. The producers must therefore see how they can improve on the product by providing some sort of class show which might mean more substantial production set and better producing. All the injuries in production should not be repeated but better talents should now come to the headlines to take dancehall which is bigger than all of us to a higher level.