12 Jul 2019 10:40am
WINDHOEK, 12 JUL (NAMPA) More than 100 people auditioned for the Visible Talent Namibia event, a talent show for individuals to showcase their skills, on Tuesday in Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region.
The audition is the first of many planned for all the 14 regions of the country in the coming months, according to the organisers.
Participants are judged by musicians Monica Pinias, aka Top Cheri, as well as Dion Auala and Tate Buti who make up the judging panel of the competition.
Speaking to Nampa on Thursday, Top Cheri noted she was overwhelmed by the turnout as they initially gave out 100 forms for the town a day before the auditions, however on the day of the auditions, they had to give out more forms as the number of people who pitched spiked.
Audition participants ranged between the ages of nine and 49 years.
The oldest person who auditioned was a 49-year-old lady who also got a golden ticket; she sings and dances, she has the energy of a 12-year-old, enthused Top Cheri.
She said they are looking for wow factors and talents that are unique and crazy, adding that the competition in Katima Mulilo was tough and they finally issued five golden tickets.
The other finalists are a young man who dances while on his bicycle, one who juggles bottles while balancing another with a stick in his mouth, a spray painter and a female singer, she elaborated.
The second audition is planned for Rundu on Friday, catering for both the Kavango East and Kavango West regions. Next up on Sunday is Tsumeb in the Oshikoto Region and Outapi in the Omusati Region on 27 July.
That is phase one and then next month we will start with other regions, our grand finale is scheduled for November, said Top Cheri.
She added that all golden ticket winners will be brought to Windhoek for a week where they will be coached by professional dancers and choreographers and they will also have mentorship.
Top Cheri urged anyone who would like to partake to audition and represent their regions, stressing that the show is not only for musicians but for anyone with a unique talent.