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Music of Monday, 14 January 2008


Appietus Idolz finals in February

AppietusThe grand finale of the first time in the history of talent hunt reality shows in Ghana, Appietus Idolz, has been slated for February this year at the Accra International Conference Centre.

The reality show, which is shown on Metro TV every Saturday, will take a break to pave way for the live telecast of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) which starts on January 20.

The engineer is none other than Appiah Danquah, a.k.a Appietus of Creative Studioz, and his reality show which is meant to search for musical talents is known as `Appietus Idolz`.

He told GO in an exclusive interview that irrespective of the break, the show will surely resume after the tournament, saying that meanwhile serious things are happening behind the scene with respect to the quarter, semi-finals as well as the grand finale.

This, he said, is meant to be part of his 10th anniversary in the sound engineering industry in Ghana and also a way of sharing his success with society.

Appietus Idolz is one with a difference because it has the contestants creating and singing their own songs unlike other reality shows in which contestants sing the songs of popular musicians.

Eligible talents were selected after being auditioned in three zones namely Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi.

To qualify to the preliminaries, one had to be able to compose and sing six songs on his or her own.

30 people who qualify for the preliminaries were taken through another round of auditioning to select the final 10, who were camped in a comfortable house and competed in front of a panel of judges which was shown on Metro TV.

The winner of the entire competition will have a recording deal with Creative Studios along with other prizes. This winner will be decided on by 50% SMS text votes from the public as well as 50% decision from the judges.