March 9, 2020

Access The Stars reality music show: 4 made the Boot camp

Access The Stars reality music show: 4 made the Boot camp

By Ayo Onikoyi

…Access The Stars reality music show: 4 made the Boot camp

Although it was a tough call, the judges have announced both James Olusoji and Kiskin Sylvester as the chosen performers from Abeokuta, by unanimous decision, as well as Charles Akinloye and Adesewa Solagbade from Lagos. All four contestants successfully made it to the next phase of the competition — The Boot camp.

The journey was long and hard as thousands of hopeful contestants attended the auditions. Regional judges, Aderounmu Adeola, Brite Ijabor, Osi Suave, Tyrone Grandeur and Ben Ogbeiwi, popularly known as Uncle Ben, came across for unmissable talents in both cities of Abeokuta and Lagos.

Criteria for selection included voice, uniqueness, versatility and creativity, and the regional judges amazingly whittled down the pool of impressive talents to the top 30 participants.

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Every “Yes” was followed by the coveted Access The Stars card, bringing the lucky 30 a step closer to their dreams. Hard truths and tough love were also dished out by the regional judges as hundreds of contestants who did not make the cut received a heartbreaking “No”.

Having named the cities’ top 30 talents, celebrity judges Seyi Shay, Kaffy, and Tee-Y Mix took over. The top 30 contestants performed for the judges, after which the top five performers were selected for the next phase of the competition. The top five contestants though elated, had yet another hurdle to cross. All five were required to perform before a live audience at the Access The Stars Concert, in competition with the top 5 contestants in each city.

All immensely talented contestants in each city brought their A-game, thrilling thousands of concert-goers with their performances. The contestants shared the stage with industry heavyweights such as Olamide, Naira Marley, Mayorkun, Niniola, Reekado Banks, Small Doctor and Orezi.