East Africa's Got Talent

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East Africa's Got Talent
GenreTalent show
Created bySimon Cowell[1]
Presented byAnne Kansiime
Judges
Country of originKenya
Original language(s)English, Swahili
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producer(s)Lee Ndayisaba
Running time60–120 minutes
Production company(s)Rapid Blue
Release
Original networkCitizen TV (Kenya)
Clouds Media (Tanzania)
RTV (Rwanda)
NBS TV (Uganda)
Original releaseAugust 4, 2019 –
present

East Africa's Got Talent (EAGT) is a talent show competition that is part of the Got Talent franchise owned by Simon Cowell. [3]broadcasts simultaneously across four countries in East Africa; Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.[4] [5][6][7]


Winners[edit]

Ssn1 :Esther and Ezekiel

golden buzers[edit]

Season one[edit]

Lyna kagera.

Jehovah shalom

Makorokocho

Peace

Show structure[edit]

The show has two rounds of auditions. The first round referred to as, pre-auditions is held across different cities in each participating country. The second round, referred to as, theater auditions are done later at a setting in front of Judges and live audience.

Preliminary Auditions

The pre-auditions were held in major cities in each country which included Nairobi, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam, Kampala and Kigali.


Theater Auditions

It was feared that the participants made the judges so happy. Concerns were raised about the Burundian drummers about not coming from the four participating countries namely Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. The producers of the show released a statement clarifying that the group members were legal residents of Rwanda and had all the rights to participate as participation was open to anyone from the four countrie


Once a performance is over, each judge will give an overview of what they thought about the act, before casting a vote.

The judges are allowed to use the golden buzzer to send an act directly to the semi finals. Each judge can only press the golden buzzer once throughout the entire season.

Deliberations

After the completion of theater auditions, the judges whittle down the acts to only eighteen to compete in the semi finals.

Live Shows


Finals

The final episode operates using the same format as the semi finals, though this time the winner is determined purely by a public vote, with the finalists attempting to secure more votes than the others by performing a new routine at their best.

The host announces the results with the act gaining more public votes declared the winner. The winner receives a grand prize of 50 000 dollars.

Judges[edit]

Season one[edit]

Jeff Koinange (Kenya)

Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)

Makenda Mahadeo(Rwanda)

Gaetano Kagwa (Uganda)

Finalists[edit]

Season one[edit]

spell cast(kenya)

DNA (Uganda)

Janelle Tamara (Kenya)

Esther and Ezekiel (Uganda)

Jehovah shalom (Uganda)

Intanayoberana (Rwanda)

Auditions[edit]

The show has two rounds of auditions. The first round referred to as, pre-auditions is held across different cities in each participating country. The second round, referred to as, theater auditions are done later at a setting in front of Judges and live audience.

Preliminary Auditions

The pre-auditions were held in major cities in each country.

Theater Auditions

Theater auditions were held in Nairobi, Kenya infront of judges and live audience. The judges cast a vote to either eliminate an act or send it through to the next stage.

Golden Buzzer

A judge can also press the golden buzzer which sends an act direct to the semi finals.

The first Judge to press the golden buzzer was Vanessa Mdee for Uganda's 7year old, Leyna Kagere.

Jeff Koinange pressed his second golden buzzer for Tanzania's Team Makochokocho.

The third golden buzzer from Makeda went to Hoziyana Peace (23) from Rwanda.

The last golden buzzer was pressed by Gaetano Kagwa for Uganda's Jehova Shalom Acapella.

Contestants[edit]

Eighteen contestants were selected from the theatre auditions. Each week, six contestants took to the stage to secure their spot at the finals, but only two contestants were selected to the finals, one by public voting and another by the judges.[8][9]

Season 1 Contestants: Semi Finals
Week Contestant Golden Buzzer Finalist Winner Country Ref
Week 1 The Mason 666 Tanzania
Elisha the Gift Rwanda
All Eyes on Us Uganda
Jannell Tamara Yes Kenya
Himbaza Club Rwanda
Jehovah Shalom Accapella Yes Yes Uganda
Week 2 Lizzy Tanzania
Intayoberana Yes Rwanda
Leyna Kagere Yes Uganda [10]
Yada Dance Kenya
Tetemesha Kenya
Esther & Ezekiel Yes Yes Uganda [11][12]
Week 3 Jua Kali Drummers Kenya
Peace Yes Rwanda
DNA Yes Uganda
Sinaubi Tanzania
Spellcast Yes Kenya
Team Makorokocho Yes Kenya

Awards[edit]

The winners won $50,000, c.KES 5,000,000.[13]

Controversy[edit]

It was feared that the participants made the judges so happy. Concerns were raised about the Burundian drummers about not coming from the four participating countries namely Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. The producers of the show released a statement clarifying that the group members were legal residents of Rwanda and had all the rights to participate as participation was open to anyone from the four countries.[14]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Ireri Murimi, Brian. "East Africa's Got Talent judges unveiled". Standard Media. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. ^ Ellaya, Chanelle (29 March 2016). "BBC Worldwide invests in SA production company Rapid Blue".
  4. ^ hot96user (9 April 2019). "'East Africa's Got Talent' reality show officially launched in Kenya". Hot 96.
  5. ^ Nsubuga, Denis. "Uganda wins first EA's Got Talent". New Vision. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  6. ^ "East Africa's Got Talent Winner". Citizen TV Kenya. 6 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Ezekiel and Esther Mutesasira win East Africa's Got Talent 2019 East Africa's Got Talent: The Champions finally announced". Ug Christian News. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  8. ^ "The East Africa's Got Talent Live Shows are Here! Watch". webs favourites naija. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  9. ^ Musyoka, MIchael. "Child Acts Conquer in EAGT's Second Live Semi-Finals on Citizen TV". Kenyans. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  10. ^ Ogwal, Lawrence. "7 year old First East African has got golden buzzer winner strikes back". Sqoop. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  11. ^ "EAGT: Ezekiel and Esther Mutesasira are through to the finals". Ug Christian News. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  12. ^ "WINNERS EAST AFRICA'S GOT TALENT ESTHER AND EZEKIEL". Youtube. Jay Max Ug. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Newly launched 'East Africa Got Talent' to showcase local talent to the world". 9 April 2019.
  14. ^ "East Africa Got Talent clarifies on Burundian drummers ..." The Citizen. Retrieved 22 September 2019.