This Day (Lagos)

19 November 2012

Nigeria: Idol Audition Ends

After weeks of sourcing music talents from different parts of the country, the Nigerian Idol team returned to Lagos for the grand finale of Season 3 auditions which held at Dream Studios, Bamako Estate, Omole.

From Friday, November 9 to Saturday November 10, 2012, thousands of young talented youths trooped in to take a shot at being the next

Nigerian Idol. The two-day event recorded a massive turn-out, which cannot be compared to the other four states visited.

"I am very glad that I was able to make it to Nigeria early enough for the audition. I watched the show last year in the States and I made up my mind that I must be here this year for the auditions," said Oreoluwa. Liyele, who arrived from New Jersey on the day of the audition.

Another contestant said, "I have failed post Jamb seven times and thought to myself maybe its time to try my talent, so I decided to come here last year but I didn't make it past the Top 50.

I went back to work on my talent and came back this year. I am so excited I made this first round", said Ovie Omosharley.

Lead sponsor Etisalat stepped it up with the concerts by adding more exciting, young and vibrant acts in the industry; Chuddy K, MayDee and Olamide.

Hosted by On-Air Personality; Ill Rymz, the judges for this season are; African-American dancer, singer and former Michael Jackson's personal choreographer; Jeffrey Daniels, Veteran Singer, Yinka Davies and Afro-beat Legend, Femi Kuti.

This season's prize is valued at $100,000 and the elements are thus; N7.5 million cash, a recording contract worth N7.5million and an SUV.

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