It was an afternoon full of action at Blantyre Cultural Centre last Saturday. The 27 contestants that registered fought for a place in the top 10 of the regional finals.
Saturday is another day and happens to be the turn of the Central Region. The venue is Club Inferno in Lilongwe and 28 groups are set to battle it out.
In a previous interview with Kajive chief judge after the Southern Region auditions, Kenny Clips said, despite the competition improving, some of the contestants lacked seriousness.
“From the sponsors to the competition, things have really improved but the dancers are not serious. They are childish, they think that they can just be handed K2 million kwacha in a blink of an eye,” he said.
Klips said they were expecting stiff competition this year.
“We are expecting more creativity and Lilongwe has a lot to prove to Malawi this time around because Southern Region [Blantyre] has been the one winning in the previous seasons,” he said.
Another judge, Sharon Chirwa, said she was expecting routines worth K2 million.
“I hope the Lilongwe and Mzuzu contestants will come to the venue ready to showcase K2 million kwacha-worth routines and have fun doing it,” she said.
From last year’s observation, weekly acts gave the contestants limited time to prepare so this year those who will proceed to the regional finals will be given a break to train.
“After the break, we will come back on January 28 2017 with regional finals for the Central Region and we will hold regional finals for the Southern Region on February 4. We will then take another long break for the groups to prepare for the grand finale which, all things being equal, will take place on February 25 2017,” Times Group Chief Commercial Manager, Dumisani Ngulube, said.
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