Ghana, Accra, 24 January 2012: The search for contestants for this year’s Icons Mixed Edition continues as the audition train hits the ‘Oil City’ this Friday, 27 January 2012. The audition which takes place at the Raybow Hotel, will give music hopefuls in Takoradi and surrounding communities the opportunity to be part of ICONS, as the judges select the best from the thousands of hopefuls who pre-registered to take part in the Takoradi audition.
In order to audition, aspiring male and female singers aged between 18-30 need to pre-register by sending their name, age and preferred city to Vodafone shortcode 1738. Contestants can also get more from their big day through special audition tips, which they can also receive by texting ‘SUB ICONS’ to shortcode 1738.
Giving her views on the auditions so far, Ms. Naa commented that, ‘we were very impressed with the Tamale auditions; the contestants proved to us that they have got what it takes to take part in this life time opportunity and we look forward to an even more interesting audition at Takoradi. We are excited about the talents we are discovering as we go across the country. This is truly an amazing experience.’
Icons Mixed Edition has generated a lot of buzz and excitement amongst talented hopefuls in the Western Region. It is expected that over hundreds of music acts will audition to test their musical abilities for an opportunity to represent the region.
The maiden auditions for Icons that took place in Tamale were a huge success .Potential contestants were taken through a rigorous selection process by the judges who gave them an opportunity to prove their musical skills to earn a slot in this year’s edition. The Takoradi auditions will be no different as the participants will be screened by the panel of renowned judges: Gena West, Appietus and Ms. Naa.
Icons hopefuls in Kumasi get their chance to audition on 4 February at Miklin Hotel and finally in Accra on Saturday, 12 February at the La Palm Hotel.
Over 6,000 people have registered for online auditions which takes place until the end of January. Online Contestants, who wish to audition online, can still do so by uploading a recorded two minute acapella video of themselves singing any of the latest music hits on YouTube and sharing the link on the Vodafone Facebook page – www.facebook.com/Vodafone Ghana.