Airtel Trace Music Star entry period extended
The entry period in the Airtel Trace Music Star has been extended from March 27 to April 17.
Airtel Malawi Brand and Communications Manager Isabel Kachinjika said they have extended the period in light of the overwhelming response they have received in season 2.
Kachinjika said they are anticipating the best in season 2 and that the event will be bigger and better.
“We are so excited with the response generated by the second season of Airtel Trace Music Star. It is due to this phenomenal response that we have extended the deadline,” she said.
Kachinjika said over the past week they have been receiving feedback from some contestants saying that they need more time to perfect their performances through Karaoke practice before submitting their final entries.
She said among other things, the revelation of the Top 10 will be done after April 17 and that this unit will perform live at a grand show from which the judges would come up with the best five.
According to Kachinjika, more details about the top 10 show and grand finale will be revealed as the days progress.
“We are looking forward to having the best show ever this season. And with this extension I urge our contestants to keep auditioning and drumming up their supporters to keep voting in order to help them stand a chance to make their dreams come true,” she said.
Kachinjika further disclosed that the top 10 contestants will be identified by an independent panel of judges who will be revealed at the Top 10 show in April.
However, she said public votes will also contribute towards pushing contestants into the top 10.
Last year the winner on the local front was Sam Mjura Mkandawire, who pocketed K14 million.
He went on to represent the country on the Pan African battle where he came sixth.
The winner was Tanzania’s Mayunga Andrew Nalimi, who got a Universal Music recording contract with US artist Akon.
This year K15 million has been put up with the top winner pocketing K10 million while second and third will receive K3 million and K2 Million respectively.
In addition, the top national winner will travel to Lagos, Nigeria to compete at the Pan African grand show.
This year the winner will receive a recording contract and mentorship from US singer Keri Hilson.
Niger is a new recruit this year joining Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Airtel Trace Music Star is a ground breaking pan-African music talent search competition where subscribers on the Airtel network audition via their mobile handsets.
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