Kiss TV’s reality TV show, The Search is slated to start airing this September. After several weeks of call to entry, the show has amassed 15,000 entries. This is a superbly impressive figure. The deadline for entries was 31st August.
“ Its truly sensational that we have had such overwhelming enthusiasm for the competition”, Grace Msalame “show producer’ said. “ We are now moving within the next week to the massive task of selecting the very best for the auditions we have planned for this month.”
The television station has also announced the final list of the judges who will be steering the show. They come across as the best in the music industry, from their experience and impeccable achievements.
The judges include Chris Adwar, Musician, Producer and Song-Writer who has produced music for Eric Wainaina, Atemi and also the score for the award winning Hollywood film “Blood Diamond”. He has also worked on several other talent shows including Tusker Project fame, Airtel Trace Music Star, Samsung Zika Star and Coke Studio.
Joining him is the gorgeous Patricia Kihoro, who rose to fame as a contestant in Tusker Project Fame. She has since collaborated with the likes of Sauti Sol and Calvo Mistari. Kihoro is also among the few female improv comedians in the country.
Renowned producer, engineer and keyboard player Cedric Kadenyi is the third judge. Popularly known as ‘Cedo” he has written and produced for King Kaka, Dela, Sauti-Sol, Nyota Ndogo, Redsan and Avril . He has also composed themes songs for Sportspesa and Mshwari. He was music director for Coke Studio, Nika Na Safaricom live and Groove Awards.
The show’s Vocal Coach, Philip Tuju, is the success behind the recent online sensation – The Upper Hill Boys Choir and trained big industry names like, Sauti-Sol, Elani, Amos and Josh and Scott the Violinist.
Size 8, one of Kenya’s biggest gospel musicians with over 641,000 social media fans is listed amongst the top 100 most influential Kenyans and Harry Dingo, one of Kenya’s most famous keyboard players will be the show’s Lead Pianist with over twenty years involvement in show biz including playing for the Press-Men Band.
“We at KISS TV and KISS 100 are thrilled to create Kenya’s next greatest entertainer. We want to play our role in transforming lives and help the next generation realize their dreams” added Mucira.
The Search is slated to premiere this September on KISS TV.