Thursday, 23 September 2010


Phase one of the Tusker Project Fame 4 Auditions end on a high note talent, drama and humour displayed at auditions
Twenty five representatives from five countries- Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and new entrant Southern Sudan, have been shortlisted after the Tusker Project Fame Academy phase one auditions spanning five weeks. The countries are fighting it out to produce the fourth Tusker Project Fame edition winner.
“The talent witnessed during the auditions is beyond anything we have seen in recent years. Majority of the contestants had superb voices and their mastery of instruments was really good. The turnout this season was also the highest in all countries. We are looking forward to an exciting show, “says Tusker Regional Marketing Manager Mburu Karanja.
Audition judges like Ian Mbugua had a challenging time choosing the best among the throngs of music enthusiasts, who poured in to the audition centers for a chance to be famous and win the coveted Ksh5 million recording contract.

Due to the keen interest of music enthusiasts from across the region to participate, long queues were witnessed as hundreds waited for the start of the process.
While some could be seen belting various tunes as they rehearsed for the big moment, an expectant mood hang over the long queues with occasional jokes, flattering and imagery of the ultimate superstar life doing the rounds.
The top 25 finalists drawn from the five countries will audition in Nairobi on September 25 and 26 for a chance to compete on the show.
Out of the 25 finalists only 18 will get a chance to be shortlisted and unveiled during performances at the Gala show on October 10.

During the Gala show the 18 contestants will perform before the judges and an audience. Three other contestants will be eliminated during the gala show, paving way for the 15 participants, who will join the Tusker Project Fame Academy on the same day.
Karanja said while at the Academy, the finalists will be taken through rigorous voice, performance, and other training sessions for them to attain skills needed to be a music superstar.
Nomination shows are scheduled from 17 October with the first eviction show on the 23 October where the audience will have a chance to vote and save their favorite contestants from eviction.