Arusha impresses Epiq BSS judges
EPIQ BSS judges 2012 have been impressed by the talents appeared in the two days auditions held at Triple A here in Arusha.
The auditions saw almost 800 youths contesting for five slots to represent the region, which is popular for hip-hop music, giving the judges tough time to decide who to pick or leave.
Speaking to the reporters, Chief Judge, Ritha Paulsen said contrary to past auditions, many youths who have appeared for the auditions this year have sung and didn’t do hip-hop music.
“Honestly, every region we have gone has had its own tastes, but Arusha, as expected has rocked us all and of course, gave us hard time to select five representatives,” said Ritha.
Ritha also emphasized on the role of Benchmark Productions, that their job is to search for talents, not promoting artists, thus urged other stakeholders to join hands to promote the talents found in the regions.
“We as judges also give advice to these youths on what channel to take after here, some have talents for acting or modelling, so aside of wasting time doing music we tell them these options, said Ritha.
Speaking on continuation of talents after Epiq BSS, Zantel Marketing Director, Deepak Gupta, said Zantel has recognized that and they will offer the winner a record deal aside of the 50 million grand prize.
“All the youths who have come here deserve a certain kind of recognition and that’s why Zantel has also organized a social media campaign, where those with talents even if they won’t be selected, they will get an opportunity to be seen via social media,” said Gupta.
Source Tanzania Daily News
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