This year’s salsa fiesta season 3 promises to be very exciting and highly competitive as it not only teaches amateurs to dance salsa, but will also give experienced salsa dancers the opportunity show us their dancing skills in a couples competition. Auditions were held at the Aviation Social Centre on April 6, where salsa lovers from Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi came out in their numbers to display their skills.
The contestants who filled the Aviation Social Centre were seen trying to calm their nerves by rehearsing in the waiting area awaiting their turn to impress the judges. Other contestants were full of confidence and fully prepared to go through the drill in the audition room.
The judges for the auditions were Naomi Nelson and James Swanzy Parker both experienced in Salsa and Ball room dancing; they were very happy with the turn out of couples who had come in their numbers to be auditioned.
At the end of the day, 15 couplesmade it to the final stages of the auditions and unfortunately they all could not go through to the final selection for the Reality TV series.After careful screening, only 11 couples successfully made it and for the next 9weeks, they will be competing for the title of Close up Salsa King and Queen. The successful couples who made into the competition are as follows; Bernard Korsah and Rita (Accra), Theodore Dabadji and Rosemary Eshun(Takoradi), Essence Kobby and Martha Okai ( Accra), Tina Mensah and KalalaObodai (Accra), Wallace and Ketura (Accra), Esther and Daniel (Tema), Fianyo Eyram Ernestina and Derrick Aboagye (Kumasi), Joyce Akoto and Henry Odoi ( Kumasi),Juliana Kelvinta and Dickson R.K.A. Amwbleh (Accra), Megan Mensah and Lumya Laryea (Accra), Pascaline Inkoom and Noah Doe(Accra).
For the next couple of weeks, television screens will light up as Close up Salsa Fiesta showcases the best of reality TV dance shows inGhana. Viewers can catch the series this and every Sunday on GH-ONE at 6:00pm and Metro TV at 7:30pm and vote for their favourite couple at www.closeupghana/facebook. The top 10 weekly voters will win Close up Souvenirs.