TV presenter Thembisa Mdoda is set to host a new talent search show, Old Mutual Amazing Voices. The star will co-host the show with Elikkem Kumordzie from Ghana. The pan-African singing competition will see contestants from nine African cities – Accra, Kumasi, Mombasa, Nairobi, Bulawayo, Harare, Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg – square off against each other for the grand prize of $100 000 (R1.5 million).
Amazing Voices will seek to unearth unsigned music groups across three genres – gospel, pop and rhythm and blues (R&B) with amazing voices. 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.
Thembisa shared the exciting news on social media. She said in part, “Now that we are here… New show starts on Sunday, 12 January. 17:00.’
Old Mutual Amazing Voices will debut on 12 January 2020 at 5 pm on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161).
Thembisa Mdoda to host a new talent search show. We can’t wait to watch it!
Now that we are here…
— Thembisa Liyema Nxumalo (@tembisa) January 6, 2020