After almost two months of stage perfromances, the first edition of East Africa Got Talent (EAGT) is finally coming to its climax, with six competitors making it to the last round.
EAGT final live show will be happening in Nairobi Kenya this Sunday, October 6, with finalists battling for the USD50,000 (Shs184million) grand prize that is set for the winner.
The good news is three out of the six finalists are from the Pearl of Africa. These are Jehovah Shalom (Capella singer), DNA (Dance Crew) and Julie Mutesaasira’s children
Others finalists include Intayoberana Cultural Troupe (Rwanda), Spellcast Crew (Kenya) and a nine-year-old singer Jannell Tamara from Kenya.
Uganda’s seven-year-old singer Lenah Kagere, who received the first golden buzzer in this talent search, unfortunately did not make the finals.
This buzzer earned Kagere a direct spot into the semi-finals but could not be saved, this time round by judges Jeff Koinange (Kenya), Gaetano Kaggwa (Uganda), Contact Makeda (Rwanda), and Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania).
Hosted by Uganda’s Queen of Comedy Anne Kansiime, EAGT was launched on April 26 in Kenya, and the competition has been graced with lots of talented people in song, comedy, magic, dance, poetry, acrobatics among others. Contestants have gone through three phases before getting to the finals.
This reality talent search has featured in over 40 countries worldwide, with the most famous being America’s Got Talent and British’s Got Talent.
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