ICONS audition train hits Takoradi on Friday, 27 Jan Accra, Jan 25, GNA – The search for contestants for this year’s Vodafone Icons Mixed Edition continues as the audition train hits the Takoradi Metropolis on Friday, 27 January 2012.

The audition, which will take place at the Raybow Hotel, will give music lovers in the ‘Oil City’ and its surrounding communities the opportunity to be part of ICONS, as the judges select the best from the thousands of applicants who have pre-registered.

A statement issued and copied to Ghana News Agency in Accra on Tuesday by Vodafone Ghana Limited said: “In order to audition, aspiring male and female singers aged between 18-30 need to pre-register by sending their name, age and preferred city to Vodafone short code 1738.”

It explained Contestants could also get more for their big day through special audition tips, which they could receive by texting ‘SUB ICONS’ to short code 1738.

The statement noted that over 6,000 people have registered for the online auditions which will be valid until the end of January, adding that online Contestants, who wished to audition online, could still do so by uploading a recorded two minute “acapella” video of themselves singing any of the latest music hits on YouTube and sharing the link on the Vodafone Facebook page.

According to Ms. Naa, one of the judges “we were very impressed with the Tamale audition; the contestants proved to us that they have got what it takes to participate in this life time opportunity and we look forward to an even more interesting audition at Takoradi.”

It said the judges expressed excitement about the talents being discovered and the amazing experience across country.

“Icons Mixed Edition has generated a lot of buzz and excitement amongst talented participants in the Western Region and it is expected that over hundreds of music acts will audition to test their musical abilities for an opportunity to represent the regions”.

Icons audition would hit the Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi on Saturday, 4 February at the Miklin Hotel and finally in Accra on Saturday, 12 February at the La Palm Hotal.

Participants will be screened by the panel of renowned judges including Gena West, Appietus and Ms. Naa.

GNA

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