Over 500 people auditioned on Wednesday at Sunbird Lilongwe Hotel in the Pan-African Television music reality show known as The Voice Africa.
Following the auditions, seven people will be selected to represent Malawi and they will join seven each selected from other 13 African countries to battle it out in the global music reality show.
Apart from Malawi, the other participating countries in The Voice Africa, which will be filmed in Nigeria, are Chad, Congo, DRC, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
The seven selected will receive $5,000 each before proceeding to Nigeria to join other participants.
Airtel Malawi Head of Brand, Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility Norah Chavula Chirwa described the off camera auditions as a success and that they were spiced up by The Voice Train activities outside the venue.
Chirwa could not be drawn to say when the seven will be announced.
“For now we will be waiting from The Voice on the seven selected but we are happy that a lot of people auditioned. We are also happy that people enjoyed The Voice Train, where we had several activities and they included dances,” she said.
The audition came barely three weeks after the closure of receiving entries where people in the country, who can sing and are above 18 years old, were asked to participate by sending their one minute video, singing in any language.
The Voice Africa, connected by Airtel, will see the winner walking away with $100,000 (approximately K103 million) and a record contract during the grand finale in September next year.
The public will be allowed to vote sometime next year, with the process to be communicated in due course.