According to report from Seychelles News Agency, Eight singers from Seychelles have been chosen as finalists for The Voice Africa, a singing competition set to take place in Nigeria in September.
The competition is a partnership between the popular music talent show “The Voice” and Airtel Africa, and Seychelles is the only country with eight participants, rather than the standard seven, among the 14 participating countries.
Jude Valmont, the brand and marketing communications manager at Airtel Seychelles, said that an impressive number of submissions were made and the finalist top eight will join contestants from the other 13 countries in the final.
“Following the live audition held on Saturday 3rd December at the S.I.T.E, Mont Fleuri, the eight strongest vocalists from Seychelles will be flown to Nigeria to film the show, alongside seven other contestants from each of the other participating countries. The next stage is the unique and show-stopping Blind Auditions, for which The Voice is internationally renowned,” said Valmont.
The eight finalists from Seychelles will join contestants from the other 13 countries for the final round. In the final, 16 participants from across Africa will compete against each other in a live broadcast in March, with the television audience voting to choose the winner.
The grand prize winner will receive a $100,000 prize package and a recording contract with Universal Studios.