Vo­da­com top 10 su­per­stars re­vealed

. . . vot­ing starts for the coun­try’s premier artis­tic awards

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

VOT­ING for the 2015 Vo­da­com Le­sotho Su­per­star com­pe­ti­tion opened on Satur­day with the telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions gi­ant re­veal­ing the SMS vot­ing-codes for the top 34 fi­nal­ists.

The fi­nal­ists are split into four cat­e­gories, namely mu­sic, dance, as well as male and fe­male dee­jays.

Launched in May this year, the fourth in­stal­ment of this ta­lent-search, saw scores of Ba­sotho au­di­tion for the pop­u­lar com­pe­ti­tion. The au­di­tions, which were com­pleted in June, were held in Leribe, for the North re­gion, Maseru for the Cen­tral re­gion and Mo­hale’s Hoek for the South re­gion. Af­ter the au­di­tions, the list of en­trants was re­duced to 10 in each cat­e­gory, but due to lim­ited fe­male DJS in Le­sotho, there are only four fi­nal­ists in this cat­e­gory.

Speak­ing to the Week­ender in an in­ter­view this week, Vo­da­com Le­sotho Mar­ket­ing Spe­cial­ist, Seema Tsotetsi, said: “The vot­ing ses­sion has com­menced and since the codes were re­vealed on Satur­day, we have had a great re­sponse com­pared to previous edi­tions be­cause now vot­ing is free. What the vot­ers only have to do is SMS the en­trant’s code to 54088 and they can vote as many times as they might wish.

“It is up to ev­ery artiste to en­sure that he or she scores the most num­ber of votes to avoid elim­i­na­tion where two will be re­moved from each cat­e­gory ev­ery week, start­ing next week­end (28 and 29 Au­gust).”

Ac­cord­ing to Tsotetsi, since this is the first week of the vot­ing process, there would be no elim­i­na­tions this week­end in or­der to give en­trants time to garner votes. He how­ever, said the fi­nal­ists would per­form in front of judges to­mor­row at Times Café and Satur­day at the Pi­o­neer Mall.

“When we are left with six fi­nal­ists in each cat­e­gory, we will elim­i­nate three so that we are left with three and those are the artists who will com­pete in the fi­nal in Oc­to­ber.”

the win­ner in each cat­e­gory would walk away with M70 000, while the run­ner-up scoops M40 000 and third-place guar­an­tees M20 000.

“In ad­di­tion to the prize money, the win­ners would land South African Kalawa Jazmee deals. The mu­sic cat­e­gory win­ner will land a deal to record one sin­gle with Kalawa Jazmee records, a video fea­ture with a top Kalawa Jazmee artist for the dance cat­e­gory and per­for­mance deals for the dee­jay cat­e­gory win­ners in a re­gional Kalawa Jazmee gig,” he said. The fi­nal­ists and their codes are: Dance – Bravo (D1), Cap­tain Movers (D2), Co­verse He­roes (D3), Fa­mous Flames (D4), Heart Break­ers (D5), An­gel Ja­son (D6), KTA Kings (D7), Naledi Cul­tural Group (D8), Radebe and Keke (D9) and Ur­ban Slayer (D10);

Mu­sic – Choco­late Soul (M1), Katleho Tšehla (M2), Mu­jes­tic (M3), Khahliso Sello (M4), L-tore (M5), Meloh (M6), Mot­seki le Le­siba (M7), Play Ill (M8), Rapelang Lekeke (M9) and Silent Fate (10);

Male DJS – Afro DJ (DJ1), DJ Al­berto (DJ2), DJ Tony (DJ3), DJ Vesta (DJ4), Monyase DJ (DJ5), Napoli­nah (DJ6), Phackz DJ (DJ7), Ra­zor Da­soul (DJ8), Shabba DJ (DJ9) and DJ Tšeliso (DJ10);

Fe­male dee­jays; DJ Echo ( DJ11), DJ El’alsa (DJ12), DJ Li­nah (DJ13) and DJ Pa­lyce­tra (DJ14).

VO­DA­COM Mar­ket­ing spe­cial­ist seema Tsotetsi

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