Imagine working so hard and being so close to what you want that you can almost touch it. That’s what the final moments of the East Africa’s Got Talent Finale last night were like for the remaining contestants. In the end, two singing siblings from Uganda, Esther and Ezekiel, walked away with the grand prize of $50,000.
The singing duo left the world awed with a breathtaking rendition of ‘When You Believe’ by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. They hit almost impossible high notes and got thunderous applause and a standing ovation. The other finalists were Comedic Dance Group (Uganda), Dance Alliance Network (Uganda), Jehovah Shalom Acapella (Uganda), Janella Tamara (Kenya), Spellcast (Kenya) and Inteyoberana cultural troupe (Rwanda). Even though everyone brought to their A-game to this last show, Esther and Ezekiel were clearly a crowd favorite from day one. Soon after they won, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni sent them a congratulatory message in a tweet.
My grandchildren have told me about our talented bazukulu Esther and Ezekiel, who have won an East African Talent competition this evening. I am told they are very good singers. I congratulate them. pic.twitter.com/uIXBDdt9Xt
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) October 6, 2019
East Africa’s Got Talent is part of the Got Talent franchise owned by Simon Cowell. During its run, it attracted participants from the host country Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. They came out in their thousands to audition and show off their talent for a shot at the big prize. TThe judges were Jeff Koinange from Kenya, Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee, Rwanda’s DJ Contact Makeda and Uganda’s Gaetano Kagwa. In addition, the show was hosted by the lovely and funny Ugandan comedienne Kansiime.
While Kenya may not have gotten the win this time, Kenyans on Twitter were quick to send congratulations messages to Esther and Ezekiel.
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— #NoHumanIsLimited 🇰🇪 (@MaithyaKE) October 6, 2019
— ALBOH_NYAKWARA 🇰🇪 (@nyakwara_albert) October 6, 2019
It just hit me that $50,000=184,150,000 Uganda Shillings🇺🇬🏃
Congratulations Esther and Ezekiel;In Kenya we say "Nyinyi Mmekafunga"😂😂meaning you guys have made it Big Time👏👏👏👏
— Hezbon Mureithi® (@HezMureithi) October 6, 2019
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