Five contestants who have made it into the national phase of the Airtel Trace Music Star singing competition have been tipped to capitalise on their previous mistakes to win.
One of the judges, gospel superstar Patience Namadingo, revealed the winning ways of the competition on Sunday at Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre during the second phase of the competition.
“Winning this competition is easy. Just capitalise on your previous flaws. Unless you learn from every mistake you made in the past shows, you will not perfect your game in the national finals,” said Namadingo.
He said the whole purpose of having judges in the competition is to help contestants to improve their performances and win.
“Together, we want to produce stars that will represent Malawi. So, our presence is to make that star flawless in his or her performance,” said Namadingo.
He cited clarity, mastering chords and voice projection and great song choice as secret to winning the singing competition.
Namadingo’s sentiments were corroborated by the other two judges, Rina and Theo Thomson.
The second show saw five contestants proceeding to the national finals where the winner will go away with K10 million. These are Madalitso Fazili, Kalista Kalele, Chisomo Mteteka, Treaser Chatata and Ruth Kulaisi.
And those who were shown the exit are Paul Kachala, Esther Chitheka, Sigele Akimu, Verrie Ngoma and Chigonjetso Katengeza.
Airtel brand communications manager Isabel Kachinjika said they were impressed with the show.
“This year is going to be tough in terms of the level of competition. As Airtel, we are impressed with the performances and selection of the contestants because were all energetic,” she said.
The Airtel Trace Music Star national final is slated for Lilongwe on May 6. n