Malawi girls shine to secure last five spots of Airtel TRACE Music Star

They dominated the Top 10 and on Sunday they scooped all the last five spots to make it an all-female national finale in the 2016 Airtel TRACE Music Star competition.

A police officer presenting top 5 results to hosts Wezi Kasambara and Mr 265.

A police officer presenting top 5 results to hosts Wezi Kasambara and Mr 265.

The top five celebrate their triumph. Photo by Kimpho Loka.

The top five celebrate their triumph. Photo by Kimpho Loka.

Paul Kachala (left) is one of the evicted male contestants. Photo by Kimpho Loka.

Paul Kachala (left) is one of the evicted male contestants. Photo by Kimpho Loka.

Judges Patience Namadingo, Rina and Theo Thomson. Photo by Kimpho Loka.

Judges Patience Namadingo, Rina and Theo Thomson. Photo by Kimpho Loka.

The battle for the top five places had eight females namely Ruth Kulaisi, Kalista Kalele, Madalitso Faziri, Triza Chatata, Sigela Akimu, Chisomo Theteka, Chigonjetso Katengeza as well as Esther Chitheka and two male contenders Verrie Ngoma and Paul Kachala.

At the end of the intense and exciting singing battle at Sunbird Mount Soche hotel in Blantyre, the ladies still reign.

Madalitso Faziri, Ruth Kulaisi, Triza Chatata, Kalista Kalele and Chisomo Theteka are the finalists who will fight for the K10 million national prize and ultimately a place at the pan-African grand finale in Nigeria.

During the live performances on Sunday, the three judges were looking at the originality, voice quality, range and pitch as well as the contenders’ expressiveness.

Meanwhile the general public will continue voting for their favourite contestants to win the number one spot among the top five.

Airtel Malawi have since expressed their satisfaction with the level of competition in this year’s edition.

“We are very impressed. Hearing the entries we had to come up with the top 10 and the performances on Sunday were outstanding.

“It has been a tough competition but the judges did their best to come up with the top 5,” said Airtel Malawi brand and communications manager Isabel Kachinjika.

The event on Sunday was hosted by Times TV personalities Mr 265 and Wezi Kasambara.

Hip hop superstar Tay Grin and dancehall whiz Blakjak also made special appearances, with the Nyau King performing Proudly African and the latest Chipapapa, while Che Kalonda dished out Yes or No and Indetu.

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