Over 5,000 up-and-coming musicians turned out at the Coco Beach to record their voices as the Epiq Bongo Stars Search campaign hit the city of Dar es Salaam yesterday.
The opening day has been highly hectic as judges were left bewildered by the massive number of aspirants.
The auditions have been planned for three days starting from yesterday.
However, the search has turned out to be tedious and cumbersome as judges and the entire organisers have to work above the call of duty in conducting the auditions successfully.
The coco Bach was jammed by young people who tried al sorts of practising as others sang and tried to use music equipment all day.
Epiq BSS chief judge Ritha Paulsen said the crowd in Dar es Salaam region which is the last for the auditions, has shown a very impressive mood.
‘We have come across very talented young men and women and we do expect to have a very stiff competition. We will limit our selection to 17 qualifiers from the entire crowd, the biggest of the selection for the country”, said Paulsen.
Zantel’s commercial officer Sajid Khan congratulated the crowd for turning out at the event to show their strong interest in the auditions.
He said television viewers should expect superb entertainment the moment EBSS show will be aired.
“We have set aside a highly competitive and lucrative prize package to the tune of 50m/-, the reason behind the big turn-out of contestants”, said Khan.
The 17 contestants from Dare s salaam will join the EBSS ray with the rest of the 33 selected from upcountry auditions.