One of the world’s leading singing reality TV shows, “The X Factor”, has berthed in Africa for the first time on the shores of Ghana, by courtesy of the telecoms operator, Glo Mobile Ghana. The show was unveiled at the Aphrodisiac Night Club in Accra, with Glo ambassadors such as Kwabena Kwabena, Asem, Irene Logan, Tinny, Reggie Rockstone, Paapa Yankson and Pat Thomas in attendance. The ultimate winner of the spectacular show will cart home a handsome amount of $150,000.The winner will also win a recording contract with the internationally acclaimed Sony Music to produce an album and professional management. The X Factor, a Syco-owned format, is produced and distributed worldwide by Fremantle Media. Speaking about the show’s upcoming debut in Ghana, Jamie Lynn, EVP Sales & Distribution, EMEA at Fremantle Media said: “The X Factor is one of the leading entertainment shows of this generation and we’re absolutely delighted to be working with Glo to bring the show to Ghana. The blockbuster show has enjoyed immense success all over the world and we have no doubt it will make the same impact in Ghana.” The “X Factor” is a Reality TV singing competition to find new talents. It is contested by aspiring singers, drawn from public auditions and is open to all ages, sexes, styles, solo acts or groups. A major difference between the show and others is that the judges also double as coaches for the various groups. It is peculiarly split in stages, following the contestants from auditions through to the boot camp, the judges’ homes; to the grand finale. Dancers are also featured and contestants could accompany themselves on guitar, piano or any other musical instruments. The “X Factor” has been successfully launched in major countries including UK, the United States, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany and Spain. Here in Africa, the month-long pre-auditions, which are the first stage, kicked-off in Port Harcourt on April 13 and will later hold in Abuja and Lagos. In Ghana, auditions will start in Kumasi on 4th and 5th May 2013, while Accra auditions are scheduled for 11th and 12th May 2013. ]]>
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