The popular My Star Musical show director, Master Dee Sesinyi, has declared that this year the turn out at the auditions was not that impressive.
Sesinyi said that this year is different from the previous years because he cannot seem to understand it why less people came to audition.
Sesinyi further added that the P200 audition fee should not be blamed for the low turnout because if people value something they work for it. He gave an example that ‘If you don’t have food in your homestead you don’t wait for it to come to you, instead you would rather ask from your neighbours or go share in their meal with them’.
He, however, added that all is not lost because the show will be hosting the last set of auditions in Gaborone at the Gaborone Technical College this Saturday. Sesinyi said that Gaborone is the place where they usually get a large number of people as compared to Maun, Francistown, Palapye, Selibe Phikwe and Lobatse where they usually hold their auditions.
He said that after the last leg of auditions this weekend, the following week will see the My Star team moving on to the next stage of selecting those contestants who qualify for the next round, which are the semi finals. He added that the show will move to the usual BTV auditorium after they have selected contestants who will be featured in the semi finals.
The hopeful Sesinyi said that in this season of the show, they are expecting a lot of support from Batswana because the show offers a platform of growth for Batswana youngsters. He also said that Batswana have a lot of talent that just needs to be nurtured and exposed.
Sesinyi added that when the show started Batswana saw it as his (Master Dee’s) but they have since opened up to the show and do not have those reservations that they had at the beginning.
Last year, Bianca Gabasiane scooped the prize money amounting to P100, 000 in addition to P150, 000 sponsorship from Botswana Development Corporation to an institution of her choice as well as a recording contract. The My Star prize money still remains the same so this year’s singing bird will again walk away P100, 000 richer.