On 12 January 2020, Old Mutual’s Amazing Voices, a pan-African singing competition, will premiere on the small screen with contestants from nine African cities – Accra, Kumasi, Mombasa, Nairobi, Bulawayo, Harare, Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg –squaring off against each other for the grand prize of $100 000 (R1.5 million). The show will run for 13 weeks until 5 April 2020.
The show will seek to unearth unsigned music groups across three genres:
- Pop, and
- Rhythm and blues (R&B).
The show will see celebrity selectors from each of the four countries selecting three groups from each genre after mass auditions to steer them through the elimination round before the winning group is chosen.
The show will kick-off with mass auditions then shortlisted groups will advance to the home ground battle, which will be the elimination stage. After the elimination phase, three groups will advance to the grand stage where they will sing it out to win the main prize, in Johannesburg.
Kumasi, Kosados Arena Hotel, 1 October 2019
Accra, Christ the King Parish Hall, 4 October 2019
Mombasa, Reef Hotel, 8 October 2019
Nairobi, UAP Old Mutual, 11 October 2019
Bulawayo, City Hall, 15 October 2019
Harare, Monomotapa Hotel, 18 October 2019
Cape Town, Old Mutual Pinelands, 22 October 2019
Durban, The Playhouse, 25 October 2019
Johannesburg, AMPD Studios, 28 October 2019
The show will be broadcast on Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, Africa Magic, Maisha Magic East and Zambezi Magic at 17:00 CAT, starting 12 January 2020.