It was no walk in the park for the judges of Africa’s biggest talent hunt show, Nigeria’s Got Talent over the weekend as they made final decisions on acts from auditions in seven cities across Nigeria. The judges, Kate Henshaw, Dan Foster and Yibo Koko selected 50 outstanding acts for the semi-finals and they hinted that originality and exciting contents are part of the qualities that will win their vote.
From Left: Dan Foster, Kate Henshaw and Yibo Koko
They divided the acts in categories but this could not prevent several disagreements which ensued amongst them due to varying decisions. At the end of the day, they decided on 50 talented Nigerians to make it to the next round, haven conducted auditions which showcased singers, comedians, ventriloquists, fire eaters and dancers, from Port Harcourt, Warri, Enugu, Benin, Abuja, Calabar and Lagos.
The semi-final round kicks off next week and in this round, viewers will have the power to vote and save their favorite contestant weekly. It will be aired on AIT (10:30 PM), STV (8:00 PM), NTA (4 PM), TVC (9PM) and Soundcity (6:30 PM). Fans in the UK can watch the show on HITV UK Sky 193 (8 PM).
Hosted by Andre Blaze, the judges for the season are radio host Dan Foster, actor Kate Henshaw and entertainment entrepreneur, Yibo Koko. The Airtel-sponsored first season of Nigeria's Got Talent began to air on 16 September and will run until December 2012.
The Got Talent franchise worldwide, which is in its sixth year, has produced many notable performers in the last couple of years it is open to any age and any talent and has auditions held at several cities.
Nigeria’s Got Talent is sponsored by Airtel and supported by Cool FM, Wazobia FM, Nigeria Info 99.3 FM and Tastee Fried Chicken. For embedded clips and full episodes of the show, as well as artwork, please visit www.GotTalentNigeria.com.
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