THE COMPLETE SEASON 1 (DESTINY CHILD GOSPEL MUSIC TALENT HUNT)BENIN AUDITION

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DAY 1 BENIN ZONE AUDITIONS (18/08/2012) Long before this day, our facebook page, twitter handle and phone lines have been buzzing with questions and remarks signifying anticipation from contestants here in the ancient city of Benin, as we finally set base in this city we got welcome messages from twitter and other social media platforms, it felt good to be here. So many young people came out on this morning to be auditioned as they have all been anticipating the chance for a stage to sing to the Glory of God and still have something to gain from it, I mean have you heard of the prices up for grabs? I'm talking good cash to the tune of 3million, cars, record deals, tours....... hmmmmm!!!! I wish I was a singer too *smiles*.... Ok back to Benin, so accreditation started and 268 contestants were accredited and we got on with the auditions immediately. To our surprise so many contestants were coming out of audition room with green cards and we were wondering what was going on. When we went on break I had to ask the judges and i got replies like, "Benin competition is something else", "Benin has got lots of talented gospel singers", and one judge actually said " I wish we could take as much as 10 contestants from Benin" yes Benin has that much talent, yes we also saw a lot of comic characters from this zone, the most memorable was a young man who passed out when he got a "NO" from a judge... of course he was revived. One after the other 98 contestants posed in front of the camera with their green cards and a chance to compete again in the 2nd round of Destiny Child Gospel Music Talent Hunt Benin zone audition. At this point I cannot but thank God and say wow!!! Benin zone really brought all they've got into this, right now I'm looking forward to seeing more talent and competition tomorrow........ DESTINY CHILD!!! ACTIVATING YOUR DESTINY......

DAY 2 BENIN ZONE AUDITIONS (19/08/2012) It's official that the bar has been set so high by the talents we have seen in Benin City, it's been awesome so far but our job in Benin isn't done yet, as we are set to begin round two of the Destiny Child Gospel Talent Hunt 2012 Benin zone auditions. The good the bad and yes the ugly in terms of voices and talents, we saw it all in the city of Benin but the good outweighed all the others as it was obvious the city of Benin has been waiting for a time like this. 19 more contestants came in on this day, one of which came all the way from Abuja to try again for a ticket to DC City. Benin in particular gave our judges a tough time as it wasn't easy reducing the number of contestants as they gave their all in this competition, I must say Benin surprised us all, in the end decisions must be made. 51 contestants would be competing tomorrow for a chance to be among the final four from this zone. A rather interesting twist in Benin was the emergence of what I can only describe as the most wonderful and talented rapper I have seen in a very long while as he combined an array of creative stunts and got all of us nodding to his performance, this was just awesome and yes he made the list of 51 that we would see again tomorrow. Honestly! I can't wait i just pray for Gods direction upon our judges tomorrow and always (Amen!)........ DESTINY CHILD!!! ACTIVATING YOUR DESTINY......

DAY 3 BENIN ZONE AUDITIONS (20/08/2012) Everybody is so excited today, for two reasons, first we all wanted to know how Benin will finish and secondly, we would be left with just one more audition zone to go, it's been fun all the way but trust me the strength and protection we've had all through this tour could only have come from God, He is forever faithful to all those who call upon him. All 51 contestants took turns singing in front of the judges to get a qualification nod. Competition in Benin was pretty intense with a rapper giving the singers a run for their money. The number of contestants now stood at 30, with one more round to go before the final selection, apprehension took hold of most contestants, sights of contestants sweating and praying was very common as even the contestants knew that at this stage, with the kind of competition and talents we have seen in Benin the decision now would be nothing short of divine, individually the 30 sang and this time it wasn't a Yes! Or No! Issue the judges had to do some grading which would be added up and the top 15 would be announced. Grades were added up and 16 contestants instead of the usual 15 were called, ok something divine is really at work here in this ancient city of Benin, 1st with the incredible talents and now a list of 16 instead of 15, well its fingers crossed and eyes looking up to God. The 16 were split into three groups and the final selection started, as usual each contestant would sing to the admiration of the judges and group mates then the selections would be made, this wasn't going to be a walk in the park for either the judges or the contestants.... phew!!! With the guidance and leadership of the Holy Spirit the children of Destiny from the Benin zone auditions were selected... Glory be to God Benin was wow!!! With 5 contestants making it instead of the usual 4, Benin zone would be represented in DC City by 5 contestants.... Awesome!!!!........ DESTINY CHILD!!! ACTIVATING YOUR DESTINY......

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