Tecno, a leading mobile phone brand in association with Africa Magic have announced the TECNO Own the Stage karaoke competition... which sees talented karaoke singers from across the continent battling it out for a prize pool of $50, 000 and an opportunity to record a song and go on tour with a renowned musical act.
To enter the competition, a prospective contestant has to visit the Tecno Own the Stage website and select a track from the track list. The contestant thereafter records a karaoke rendition and uploads the track via the submission form on the website. The uploaded track is then subjected to a review by the judges who select the top entries with successful entrants notified directly. Qualified entrants will then have to go through an audition phase to get an opportunity to perform their craft, televised on Africa Magic.
15 successful contestants will battle in front of a panel of judges to secure a spot in the live finale. The third place winner takes home $10, 000 and a Tecno Phantom 5 smartphone, whilst the second place winner wins $15, 000, a Tecno Phantom 5 smartphone and three month internship opportunity with renowned record label. The first place winner wins a grand prize of $25, 000, a Phantom 5 smartphone, and the chance to record a song with one of the judges. The winner will also get the chance to record a music video and tour with a popular musical act.
The Tecno Own the Stage premieres on Africa Magic on the 25th of October 2015 and will be broadcast on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv 151). The winner will be unveiled at a grand finale in February, 2016.