Talent Search South Sudan 2012

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Talent Search South Sudan 2012 (TSSS2012) was a television music competition in South Sudan, broadcast on Southern Sudan Television in 2012.[1][2] The show was produced by the South Sudan Artists Association and Talent 5, and sponsored and Vivacell Mobile.[1] The format of TSSS is similar to shows like The X Factor.[3] Voting was done through SMS.[1]

The auditions were held at the Nyakuron Cultural Centre in March 2012. Out of 92 artists, 23 were selected (19 men, 4 women).[1][2] The show was supposed to be launched at a live event in Juba in April, with Tanzanian rapper AY. The live event was however stopped in the last minute by security forces, due to fears of attacks in the backdrop of the eruption of border clashes between Sudan and South Sudan.[4]

The TSSS 2012 edition was won by rapper Thomas Tombe (contesting under the name Thomas Taban).[3] The first prize was 15,000 South Sudanese Pounds (SSP), whereas the runner-up won 8,000 SSP.[1]

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