With days getting close to the grand finale of the music talent show, E-Wallet organisers say they will this Friday finish compiling a single to be performed by each contestant on January 26 at Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre.
Initially, the finale was supposed to take place on January 30, but it has been shifted backwards for undisclosed reasons.
Thirteen-year-old singing sensation Taonga Kanthungo, Wakhumbachi Kaluwa, 17, and Guise Pemba, 29, are the finalists unearthed during the regional auditions that took place in Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu.
E-Wallet sponsorship director Godfrey Katsanga in an interview said during the final day, the last three will perform a different rendition of the same single, judges favourite, plus contestants’ favourite throughout the show.
“The audience will then listen to the recorded version of the song done by the winner, which will be out the following day as a single,” he said.
Katsanga said the following week, the winner will shoot his or her music video of the said single destined for Channel O, courtesy of MultiChoice Malawi Limited.
“Five of the evicted contestants will return on stage for a performance. To spice up the finals, we are bringing back on stage some of the evicted contestants. These have been chosen by the public through voting,” said Katsanga.
“The Floor Steppers and The Elements will represent the dance category, Eric Matewere and Tionge Soko, representing hip- hop while Goma Nyondo has been chosen from the general music category,” he said.
Maskal and Dan Lu will also entertain fans during the night.
Meanwhile, voting for the winner continues by sending a short phone message of the finalists’ code to 50505.