The almost 700- seater splendid church located rigth behind the Modena train station was filled to its full capacity for the event with the audience creating an atmosphere of enough loud cheers that reverberated outside the enclosed main hall.
The 2 judges, Bretuoba Kwaku Agyemang and Tony Yayo, looking out for the future prospects under this Show - labelled, 'Mentor di Italy'- awarded marks for the artiste's voice, singing ability, stage performance and appearance. They were flattered by some of the performances and were given time to pass out comments.
Augustina Effah (not a contestant), a gospel artiste based in Modena, warmed the stage first with a couple of soul-inspiring songs from her albums. She got the audience off their seats to help in praise of God and dancing. . Making an appearance also were Alice Antwi, from Brescia who glittered the night performing her hit track, Menwu Da , and Regina Pokuaa, (from Verona) an exuberant gospel artiste making an impact with her gospel songs among the Ghanaian youths in Italy.
All 8 contestants namely, Abigail Osei Boaduwaa, Vivian Mensah,Vivian Yeboah,Mary Brago,Juliet Ainoo,Doris Pokuaa Mensah,Gifty Ofori Adjei and Salomey Badu made a brief appearance on stage before they came on to show what they had for the night. They all sang short accapella,and made different performances from their favourite artistes, remarkably done, you may mistake them for the real artistes of those songs. The judges had a tough time deciding but finally came out with Mary Brago(Modena), Gifty Ofori Adjei(Brescia) and Doris Pokuaa Mensah(Verona) as the top 3 out of the pack and they all received prizes for their efforts.
The night achieved its main objective of putting the aspiring artistes before an audience for the big time shows and some who have came to tap talents in this field will have something to work with as the event comes up in the coming years.
|ITLY||Left: Doris Pokuaa Mensah, Gifty Ofori Adjei, and Mary Brago.|
|Left: mary Brago and B.i.s (radio shepherd)||THOMAS OSEI (ROYAL PRIESTHOOD LIVE BAND).|
|Left: Juliet Ainoo and Tony (Boss Radio TV)||Left: Abby and Mrs Jessy Agyemang (CEO of S2 Music Prod.)|
|Gifty Ofori Adjei and Bretuoba Quaku Agyemang (Radio Shepherd and Nhyira Radio)||ITLY7|
|ITLY12||BRETUOBA QUAKU AGYEMANG|
The event which was hosted by Jessica Kwansemaa Koffi took off at 6pm and came to an end thirty minutes after 12am.
Sponsors of the event were S2 Music Production, Akaak,Fintime and Radio Shepherd and the driving force behind the organising team were Bretuoba Kwaku Agyemang, Bismark Bawuah and Jessica K. Koffi - all young Radio Presenters
story by Jessica Kwansemaa Koffi