Sweety Collins tries out his guitar skills during the long wait. ALL PHOTOs by Denis Dibele
By Denis Dibele
KAMPALA - By 8.00am local time on Saturday, several youths had started to fill at Kampala Sheraton Hotel to try and sing their way past the auditions of yet another explosive Tusker Project Fame season.
You had to brave a long queue under an unforgiving morning sun's heat to get in.
Many braved the long queues to put their voices to test before a panel of experienced judges and potentially see themselves selected to represent Uganda in Nairobi.
This hopeful came in his own style!
But of course, as always, that can never be as straightforward as it appears on paper.
In the recent weeks, the upcountry auditions saw contestants from Arua and Mbarara turn up in the regional auditions.
Anxious contestants wait in the lobby for their chance to be called in to audition. Tense moment!
At the Sheraton audition judges Juliana Kanyomozi, Cleopatra Kohirwe and Flavia Tumusiime were overwhelmed by the numbers of the contestants.
For many, the spirit was willing yet the flesh was weak! Some just could not put their game together.
The Forgiven Band gave their shot at the auditions . . . plus an autograph moment as well!
The first day for the judges was to screen and weed out those that do not have the musical voice that they are looking for and keep those that can sing to the second day.
It is from this second lot that the judges will pick out the finest to represent Uganda in Nairobi.
Judges Flavia Tumusiime and Cleopatra listened and took notes on day one.
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