(New!!!!!For update on winner see http://siku-moja.blogspot.com/2008/06/ugandan-esther-mugizi-wins-tpf-2.html)
The four contestants put on probation(possibly on their way out of the Tusker Academy) were:
- Hemedi Suileiman of Tanzania
- Ian Mwaisunga(Tanzania) -chose the wrong song
- Magdaline Muckoya(Kenyan)-local naive "miss baibes"trust me wont last long if you court unbridled romance in this academy!
- Winfrey Nannyojo-Too much competition in this show
( photos courtesy of Tusker Project Fame 2008 website)
- David Ogola:This Kenyan has talent possibly will be in the final two
- Esther Mugizi-Thats a Ugandan with powerful voice and pleasant suprises!
- Linah Blanche-Petite powerhouse/voice Tanzanian babe with all that it takes to win this competition.The only person ive seen with a strategy to stay in the academy for the long haul.
- Nsaali Jacob-First native African that has sang a country song that i have truly loved.This guy has great talent and great voice!I have never heard a brother sing country like this guy.He is a winner already!
- Stephen Oundo-Another Ugandan with good voice and commitment to win
- Wendy Kimani-Kenyan with strong and beautiful voice.Im sure many would concur she is Kenya's most favourite female contestant in the academy.
- Victor Bali-Kenyan from Kisumu almost mistook him for the Tanzanian music maestro Z'anto of Binti Kiziwi fame but has a good voice and quite a stage presence.
last Sundays show (May 4th) was such a dissapointer.The Judges simply let the audience down and the organizers/sponsors of the show need to come down hard on the Judges (remember you are branding your products this kind of faults could prove costly!)if the show is to be viewed as a credible and legitimate elimination competition.Public perception is key!Remember last year the Judges were openly biased against the competitors from other East African Countries.This year they have begun again apparently neglecting to send poor performers to probation but opting to put the best in tow for elimination.Now Asha Ramadhani is out of the House that means if the elimination is to continue of the three top performers Linah,Wendy and Alice one may just have to go courtesy of the Judges!How we desire that our local show' s could subscribe to some creed of ethics rather than bloated egos.