-Contestant, Philip Otuya secures a spot in the Semi Finals
Nigeria’s leading beer brand Star Lager, gave a new look to reality shows with a spectacular season premiere of its new TV music and game show, ‘Star The Winner Is.
Reality TV lovers are in for an intense 3months packed with electrifying performances as well as nail-biting decision making which will all be delivered on the stunning ‘Star The Winner Is’ stage.
With six mind-blowing contestants going head to head, showcasing their vocal prowess in duel battles all aiming for a spot in the semi-finals and finale, the season premiere did not fall short with the likes of 23 year old freelance musician Sonia Ebhota, Joy Siakpere who sings in restaurants for a living and Augustine Owviri who dreams of being a fashion icon.
There was also a friendly schoolteacher, Shapeera Makepeace, background singer Henry Mcjohn and the man of the night Philip Otuya who had his first music recording in 2006, battling it out on the exquisite stage.
There were great performances, and not-so-great ones, but there were unforgettable contestants like Philip Otuya who charmed the audience with ‘The way you make me feel by Micheal Jackson, made the ladies scream with his outstanding rendition of ‘Unchained Melody’ by The Righteous Brothers and proved why he was the favorite of the episode with Bob Marley’s ‘No Woman No Cry’ earning himself a well deserved spot in the semi finals.
Host, Uti Nwachukwu as usual, did not fall short of viewers’ expectations in his delivery and coordination as well as an impressive costume to fit his role on the show.
Airing times for the show are as follows: Saturdays African Magic 10:00pm, Sundays AIT Network 10:30pm, Sundays WAP TV 10:30pm, Thursdays ONTV 10pm and other stations nationwide. Visit www.starthewinneris.com for more details.
Star The Winner is a singing showdown in duels where an unusual 101 jury consisting of music enthusiasts and specialists vote for the best performer. The contestants must test their nerves by resisting a cash offer from the host to leave the game for good or wait for the jury votes to see if they have made it to the next round and one step closer to the life-changing grand prize of 10Million Naira and a brand new car.