The much anticipated wait for the first episode of the show to air ended as the maiden episode of the show finally hit TV screens and overwhelmingly, viewers and fans took to the social media world to give their two cents on what to expect from the show.
Our judges, Kate Henshaw, Dan Foster and Yibo Koko were introduced to viewers by our host Andre Blaze. They would be the ones deciding the fate of the prospective contestants just before viewers will get the power to start voting to choose who is worthy of winning the grand prize of ten million naira. Twitter, Facebook and the show’s website got buzzing as episode one kicked off with auditions from two cities; with Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, as the first city to show us the talent they’ve got.
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Episode 1 pt1 (Auditions)
Contestant 3338 by name Oluwatoke Salami, a little girl of eleven was the first to face the judges. She got on stage to sing with her family – father, mother, sister and very energetic little brother who cheered her on backstage. Her voice moved the judges and they were pleased to give her three yeses which took her to the next round. Then came other contestants who were aged over forty years, who believed they could win over the judges with their display of talents. Stephen Faunwei aged 49 did a paper trick by turning paper into one thousand naira note but that didn’t impress the judges.
Longinus, the other forty years plus contestant didn’t impress either with his not-so-sleek dance moves. More talents turned up to strut their stuff, like the eleven year-old Michael Jackson wannabe, who moonwalked and crib walked to get a yes from the judges, sadly, he didn’t. We also had a talking drum performance from a group called Ayan galu. Interestingly, the got the yes nods from the judges to advance to the next round.
Episode 1 pt2 (Auditions)
Episode 1 pt3 (Auditions)
Episode 1 pt4 (Auditions)