Old Mutual’s reality talent search show Amazing Voices is back for a second season on 11 April. The show will be available for 13 weeks until 5 July and includes participants from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Season 2 was rolled out in October with a call for entries where 546 singers sent in their recorded videos. Those shortlisted attended closed auditions in front of celebrity jurors in their home countries.
A total of 10 unsigned a Capella groups, two from each country, are set to undergo three weeks of intense musical, educational and inspirational training at the Sun City resort in South Africa.
Afterwards, the contestants will move to the home-ground elimination stage. Three groups will advance to the grand final and compete to be crowned Africa’s Amazing Voices and take home $100 000 in prize money.
Ammara Brown (Zimbabwe), Trigmatic (Ghana) and Philip Tuju Sijenyi (Kenya) will return as the main judges, while Vusi Nova (South Africa) and Evelle (Nigeria) will make their debut at the show.
The organizers say the contestants’ safety will be prioritized. The requisite health guidelines including hand sanitizing, social distancing and ventilation of venues will be followed during the show.
Amazing Voices will be broadcasted simultaneously at 5pm CAT on Mzansi Magic (DStv) and Mzansi Wethu (DStv) in South Africa and Zambezi Magic (DStv) in Zimbabwe, at 3pm WAT on Africa Magic (DStv) in Ghana, at 4pm WAT on Africa Magic (DStv) in Nigeria, and at 6pm EAT on Maisha Magic East (DStv) in Kenya.