After Five weeks of hard work, training and grooming from the Faculty Team, helpful criticisms from the judges and times of disagreements, a winner finally emerged at the First season of Rising Star Gospel Talent Show.
The last five contestants – Precious, Steve Aawsum, Usimeke, Essien and Uforo lined up after their performances at the grand finale of the show, waiting for the breaking news. The show host and hostess, Pastor Murphy and Ini Ikpe respectively delayed the announcement as usual and this aroused great tension.
The hall was quiet at this point and the host asked the audience who they thought the winner was. Majority screamed “UFORO”. Eventually, amidst tension, fear, hope and high expectations, Uforo who drastically improved per performance was pronounced the “Risen Star as she was presented a Cheque of N500,000. She’s also entitled to a one year Recording deal.
The cool Essien was declared the first runner-up and was presented with N300,000 plus funding for the recording & promotion of a single while the ever Beautiful Usimeke who was the second Runner-Up was presented with N150,000 plus funding for the recording and promotion of a single.
The Rising Star Boss – Charles Emmanuel said the Company and Sponsors are committed to pushing and supporting all Five finalists – THE Super Five.