Organizer Judah Tome revealed this to The Solomon Star yesterday.
Solo Icon is one of the country’s biggest singing competitions, with its aim of picking out raw talented singers and then nurturing and developing them into becoming some of the country’s top musicians.
The various categories to be contest in the competition include; Star School (duet) category, Young Executives category (5-14 years of age) and the inaugural Solo Icon Category (15-29 years of age).
Mr Tome said that all ninety plus singers are new faces to the show, adding that neither previous competitors nor established musicians have signed up for one of the country’s biggest singing competitions.
“It is good that we have a lot of new names and faces who will be vying for the Solo Icon award this year.
“This I believe will give a new dimension to the show, unlike previous competitions where we see singers who were eliminated previous years come back into the competition to perform.
“This year surprisingly no previous competitors have signed up, meaning we will be seeing all new faces,” Mr Tome said.
He however chose not to dismiss the possibility of some previous competitors turning up on Sunday for the auditions.
Mr Tome also highlighted that all singers will be auditioning together, adding that those selected by judges will then be put into categories.
Asked how many contestants will be selected for each category?
Mr Tome said it will depend entirely on the turn out this Sunday.
He also added that it will be up to the judges to select the total number of contestants to go through the elimination rounds.
The first elimination round of the 2012 Solo Icon will start on the 27th of this month.
By JEREMY INIFIRI
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