Auditions for the 2015 Malawi’s own version of British X-factor or the Pop Music Idols, E-wallet talent show were held on Wednesday 16th September, 2015 at the Grand Palace Hotel in the northern region city of Mzuzu.
During the northern region auditions, only two singers were identified out of 68 people who participated.
“In Mzuzu we auditioned 68 but only two passed the grade,” E-wallet Coordinator Anthony Kafuwa confirmed to Nyasa Times.
According to Kafuwa, they are targeting to identify 16 talented singers that will compete for the show slated for 25th October, 2015.
Auditions in the central region will be held at the Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe on Friday 18th September, 2015.
Thereafter, the final auditions will be held at Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel in the commercial City of Blantyre on 20th September, 2015.
This year’s E-wallet show will not only be beamed on public broadcaster MBC Television but also Times and ZBS Television, this is according to the organizers.
The winner of this year’s competition will receive a grand prize of a Nissan Tilda Hatch Back worth K3 million.
Last year the Sunbird Search for a Star was won by Blantyre-based McLuther Mambala who pocketed K500,000 during a grand finale which was held at Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre
Wakhumbachi Kaluwa became the winner for the E-Wallet Talent Show in 2013.