The hot race to win the first season of the music reality show, Access the Stars is on as contestants battle it out at regionals. Last week’s episodes of the show, were a celebration of spectacular performances at the auditions held in Abuja and Calabar. First, the nation’s capital city drew contestants from Zaria and even as far as Ghana. Amongst these performers was Christiana, a nursing mum who enjoyed the support of her own mother as she beamed from the sidelines.
Sponsored by Access Bank and Nigerian Breweries’ premium alcoholic beverage, Star Lager Beer, Access the Stars is a scintillating show where freshly discovered music talents are given the platform to explore their creativity and showcase their great singing potentials to a wide range of audiences.
Following a rigorous search by the regional judges Paul K. Dairo, Dunni, Odemonke Bassey and Victor Winn, 30 contestants were selected in each city. These contestants then proceeded to perform before celebrity judges; Seyi Shay, Kaffy and Tee-Y Mix. Of the 30 performers, five performances proved to be outstanding in each city, with the contestants proceeding to perform at the Access The Stars Regional Concert.
At the concert, These budding artists shared the stage with music stars such as Fireboy, Ice Prince, Zlatan and Wande Coal. Miracle Isodje’s sonorous delivery of Andra Day’s inspirational hit song “Rise Up” earned her a spot in the top two. Okeimute’s rendition of Kizz Daniels’ wedding anthem, “Mama” had the judges inviting him to boot camp.
In Calabar, Effiong Promise thrilled the audience with a soulful performance of J’odie’s Kuchi Kuchi; while Janet Anwang’s pitch-perfect cover of Omawumi’s “If You Ask Me” had the audience singing along. These two performers by the judges’ unanimous decision will represent the region in boot camp.
The whirlwind of suspense continues this week as auditions move to Onitsha and Owerri, giving thousands of contestants the chance to join the race for the coveted prize.
To watch the auditions and performances each week, tune in to Views Channel (8 pm), Wazobia Max (7 pm, 9 pm), Africa Magic (6 pm, 5:30 pm), Sound City (7 pm) and ONTV (7 pm) every Saturday and Sunday respectively.
To catch up on all the action, watch repeat shows on Accelerate TV.