Individuals, duos and groups came energized at the Rockview Royale hotel venue to showcase to the world – including many talented with instruments. “I have always dreamt of being on Nigerian Idol,” said Isa Abubakar, a guitarist, before his auditions. “Unfortunately I have always been in school during auditions for the past two years. But I have been waiting and dreaming. This year I made sure I was in Abuja a week before! And I am glad I did. Just being here is already a dream come true.”Also adding to the excitement, lead sponsor Etisalat entertained the aspiring contestants with singers and comedians led by Kay Switch who performed his hit song, ‘Sister Caro’.The Nigerian Idol auditions now move to the Port-Harcourt on 20 October, at Hotel Presidential Aba Road, GRA phase 2. After this, Owerri and Benin will play host to the Idol train on the 27 October and 3 November. The city of Lagos will be the venue of the grand finale on 9 and 10 November, 2012.
This season’s prize is valued at $100,000 and the elements are thus; N7.5 million cash, a recording contract worth N7.5million and an SUV.
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