From Ballet to Hip-Hop, 8 year old Amarachi Rocks Nigeria’s Got Talent

The fourth semi-final show of the continent’s biggest talent hunt show; Nigeria’s Got Talent had a lot of talents to be remembered for; but one spectacular act left the viewers in awe and admiration of what great talent Nigeria has to offer.

8-year-old, Amarachi Uyanne, opened the show with a breath-taking ballet and contemporary performance. Her ballet rendition to one of Nigeria’s dance song’s ‘Ara by Brymo’, made everyone fall in love with the cute bundle of talent. But her switch to contemporary dance got the judges and audience on their feet and also gained her unending applauses from both groups. “You have shown range, you have shown different things that you alone can do,” said Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw, a judge on the show.

“I love dancing a lot. I dance with every bone in me. I also sing but that is done through my eyes. I want to be a doctor when I grow up so I can share and transfer the love and energy that I have inside of me with sick people. If I win this competition, I am going to use my money to take care of the orphans, because they need help that God has blessed me with,” said Amarachi after her performance, as she pleaded for votes. “I am glad that the judges were impressed as it is a sign to me that I did well and I didn’t let my family and dance instructor down.”

Amidst a pool of tears and excitement, Mrs. Uyanne said, “I am here right now still asking God what I ever did to deserve a child so full of talent like Amarachi. The girl I saw perform now was amazing and I am more than proud to be her mum. She has been dancing right from when she was a child. She started the ballet dancing two months ago. I just hope that Nigerians have seen what she has to offer and will vote take her to the finals,” said Mrs Uyanne.

There were also other fantastic acts like; Ekeng Bassey; a singer, Crystal Core; a dance group, Jude James; a singer, Idowu Adekaka; a magician, MC Pincode; a comedian, Matilda Oni-Edim; a singer, Nathaniel Oliva; a beats producer, Code Red; a dance group and Michael Onyinye; a flute player.

From dance to singing, to magic, Nigeria’s Got Talent has shown each weekend that there is always something to look forward to. The semi-finals continue next week and viewers still have the power to save their favorite talent. Nigeria’s Got Talent is aired on Sunday on AIT (10:30 PM), STV (8:00 PM), NTA (4:00 PM), TVC (9:00PM) and Soundcity (6:30 PM). Fans in the United Kingdom can watch the show on HITV UK Sky 193 (8:00 PM).

The result shows are aired on Saturdays on the following stations; AIT (1:00PM), STV(7:30PM), NTA(5:30PM), TVC(9:30PM) and Soundcity (7:30PM). Fans in the United Kingdom can watch the show on HIT UK Sky 193 (8:30PM).

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 including Diversity, Bianca Ryan and Britain’s Got Talent’s 2009 1st runner up Susan Boyle, whose debut album became the fastest selling UK debut album of all time, selling over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone. It is the only talent competition show that is open to any age and any talent with auditions taking the show to numerous cities in search of incredible and exceptional talent.

Nigeria’s Got Talent is sponsored by Airtel and supported by Cool FM, Wazobia FM, Nigeria Info 99.3 FM, and Tastee Fried Chicken.

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