Magnum’s Fever everybody? This season of the popular Jamaican talent show Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall was packed with young talents, mad guests,inspiration and the final episode had bit of a twist with more than 30 minutes outage after Popcaan’s performance, last week.
The final episode of the show was still in full swing with unruly Dancehall star Popcaan’s performance, where he delivered a great likkle show: he had a great interaction with the audience and the judges, having Miss Kitty standing out and dancing to Head Bad, Get Gal Easy and Only Man She Want and he also bigged up Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm locked inna cell block.
Poppi show had just ended when, suddenly, all the lights on stage and around the venue went out. Shortly after, persons were seen running afraid for their safety since some patrons fell to the ground with all the funk in it.
Magnum Kings And Queens of Dancehall restarted after about 30 minutes, with Sassy Silva taking the stage, but the crowd remained tense even after gigs from other finalists such as Charlene Skylar, Jonnah and Payne. Producer Skatta delivered the message that Joe Bagdonovich, CEO of Downsound Records, had promised to make a presentation to the contestants who placed second.
Sassy Silva won the 2013 competition and a JA$1 million cheque. Most of the crowd erupted while a few booed.She promised to give some money to her campaign team and a basic school, and spend the rest on her two children and herself.
When Yanique Barrett, said Jonnah had won ahead of Payne, the crowd went wild, and many jumped and shouted.
During the final episode former contestant Taliban and Deep Jahi performed for a singing along crowdshowing they are still loved. Also Dancehall artist Khago,who has been in a much-talked-about disagreement with judge Skatta, did an interesting little stint. He came out with Blood A Boil, saying, “from yuh know seh no man nah mind yuh, go so.”
He later said, “Mi waan big up some people. Big up yuhself Professor Nuts, big up yuhself Miss Kitty … mi fi continue? Big up yuhself Skatta.” and then he went over to Skatta Burrel and held the producer’s hand in the air, then said, “Skatta big up yuhself.” Skatta did not seem amused by the guesture and was almost unresponsive.
Khago later did his more popular songs like Nah Sell Out and Nah Sell Out Part 2 that had the audience singing along.