Old Mutual Amazing Voices pan- African singing competition kicked off in Harare today ahead of the final competitions to be held in South Africa.
The talent search auditions are held by Old Mutual,a leading financial services provider in partnership with MultiChoice, the official broadcaster of the reality show on DSTV Channel 163 the beginning of next year.
Harare auditions held today saw many contestants above 18 years battling for a national ticket as the the continental competitions are just around the corner.
Speaking to SpotLight Online News, Selma Mtukudzi one of the selectors of the auditions expressed excitement to be part of the high profile event.
“As an artist chosen to be one of the selectors I am excited to be part of Old Mutual Amazing Voices program, I believe this will be a showcased opportunity for the talented artists in the country to be exposed.”
Some of the contestants who spoke to this publication were optimistic to make it to the final.
Vimbayi Mwayera an Upper Six student at Tynwald High School who is inspired by the late music icon Oliver Mtukudzi and Zahara believed that her group will make it to the finals.
“As young talented artists I strongly believe that our group will definitely make it to the final,”she said.
Brandon Chigwenese another contestant , a lower six student at Churchill says his group is ever ready and geared to make it to the finals.
“We are young, talented and vibrant and this explains why we are confident about making it to the finals.”
Old Mutual’s Thobile Tshabalala said the organization came up with the programme to help identify the music talents across the continent and scaling up the corporate brand.
“As a financial services provider in the continent we came up with Amazing Voices to help identify music talent from different genres and at the same time scaling up Old Mutual’s Coporate brand in Africa.”
The battle for honor will take place in South Africa were contestants from four nations are expected to take part.