It all came down to the D-day as the final 12 who after weeks of going through various audition stages and intense training gave Ghanaians a night of true musical talent. You have followed every note from the auditions, to boot camp, to the semifinals.
On Tuesday 2nd October at the National Theater, the top 12 contestants battled it out live on the Hitmaker stage with a live band, and it was nothing short of an incredible array of great talent and performance.
From rappers to singers, dancehall acts to hip-lifers Richie Mensah of Lynx Entertainment said, “…this has definitely been the most challenging, most demanding, most exciting and definitely the best array of talents in my history as a judge on MTN Hitmaker”.
Ahead of selecting that strong 12 however, the thousands that had applied were cut down to a little over 100, then further down to some 22.
The 22 contestants were taken through a three-day boot camp at holy trinity spa and health farm where they were given voice training, stage performance, pitching among others aimed at getting them ready for the main stage.
The judges for the 7th edition dubbed “RULE THE MIC” who had the sole task of steering the contestants in the right directions week in week out and also determining who makes it through and who leaves the competition, award-winning singer and songwriter Eazzy, celebrated music producer Kaywa and entertainment critic, Francis Doku were present, ready for a night of great display of talent.
When asked by the host of the show, radio/television host, Berla Mundi their impressions of the night, as it was the first time they were meeting the contestants, the judges said they were very impressed and looked forward to an amazing season.
The final 12 in no particular order are Elisante, Erza Tamaa, Acoustic, Amakye the Rapper, Awal, Ayeyi, Eva Maria, Gabby, Jayson, Kay Jay, Kulcha and OV.
MTN Hitmaker airs on Saturdays on TV3 at 8pm, GHOne TV and TV Africa at 7:30pm and Kessben TV at 4pm.
It also airs on Sundays on 4syte TV at 5pm, Joy Prime at 6:30pm, UTV at 3pm, Homebase TV at 4pm, Maxx TV at 8pm, Oceans TV and TV XYZ at 6pm.
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