East Africa’s Got Talent show, a part of the ‘Got Talent’ franchise by Simon Cowell is set to begin pre-auditions today 1st June 2019, through the second day of the month at KICC in Nairobi. The pre-auditions held in Kenya’s capital will wrap up the phase after similar tours in Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda in recent weeks. The end of the pre-auditions phase will pave way for theater auditions.
The show launched in April 2019 has been adapted for the East African Market in partnership with Freemantle SYCO and Rapid Blue Productions from South Africa as well as Safaricom PLC. The auditions that kicked off in May will begin airing in August this year and will have 10 episodes at the end of which the semi-finals and the grand finale will be shot live in Kenya.
Qualified participants from Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda will travel to Kenya for the Live shows. The acts that make through the phases will go through to semi-finals until six participants remain, where one of them will stand a chance to walk away with $50,000 cash prize.
“We are excited to bring this show to East Africa and give performers of any kind a chance to showcase their talent and tell the East African story through song, comedy, traditional music instruments, and magic,” said Joseph Kusaga, CEO, Clouds Media International.
“Got Talent” is the world’s most successful reality TV format ever and has since spawned spin-offs in over 60 countries. The “Got Talent” format has had more than 900 million global viewers since it began airing in 2006 and has aired in 194 markets worldwide. Despite Burundi and South Sudan being part of the East African Community, the countries will not be part of the show.