The world’s biggest talent show, Got Talent is now in Uganda. The international franchise which is present in more than 58 countries across the globe has been launched in Uganda as “East Africa’s Got Talent”. This was during a ceremony held at the Kampala Serena Hotel on Wednesday.
Organised by Clouds Media in partnership with Freemantle SYCO and Rapid Blue Productions from South Africa, the inaugural season of East Africa’s Got Talent TV show will be shot in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.
“We are excited to bring this show to East Africa and give performers of any kind a chance to showcase their talent and tell the East African story through song, comedy, traditional music instruments and magic,” said Joseph Kusaga, CEO, Clouds Media International.
Auditions for the show will be held in Uganda on 19th May at Pearl of Africa Hotel while the show will start airing in August this year. It will have 10 episodes, with the semifinals and grand finale shot live on location in Kenya.
Qualified participants from Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda will travel to Kenya for the Live shows. The winner will walk away with USD 50,000 (UGX 190,000,000) as voted by the audience.
It is open to performers of any kind, including singers, dancers, instrumentalists, magicians, comedians and novelty acts.
Ugandan comedian Anne Kansiime, who was recently announced as the show host said, “I am happy to be part of the show and feel privileged to be ushering in a new era of stars.”
“This is a big opportunity for ordinary Ugandans to showcase their talents and get exposed to an international audience.” She added.