MTN Bushfire Pulse Firefly Top 10
MTN Bushfire is thrilled to reveal the MTN Bushfire Pulse Firefly Top 10 after weeks of much anticipation since voting lines opened!
The voting period for the Top 20 commenced on 11th March 2019 and closed on 31st March 2019, with an exact total of 12 779 votes received. It was a very close race between the Top 20 artists, with the artists who received the most public votes forming the final Top 10. The number of votes received per artist vary, however we can reveal that the highest number received for one artist was 1936 and the lowest 45. The votes are crucial during this period as The Top 10 are 100% determined by the number of SMS votes received from the public.
The second phase of voting has now commenced, where the total number of votes received for the Top 10 finalists will contribute towards their final score on the night of their live performance at The Sound Storm on 24th April 2019, at House On Fire.
How the overall score works:
60% Public Vote (SMS votes and live audience participation at The Sound Storm)
40% Judges Score (Industry professionals who will attend The Sound Storm)
MTN Bushfire Pulse Firefly Top 10:
- Juss Q
- Lady Sphesh
- Malcolm E
- Mbuli National
- Melie FNM
- Scotty Grey
- Zoë Genesis
To vote for your favourite artist SMS ‘Artist Name’ to 2010, E0.50/SMS. Remember that you can also stream, share and vote for your favourite artist with MTN Pulse Bundles. Dial *686*3# to subscribe.
As experienced during previous years, The Sound Storm finale is always fire! It is packed with exhilarating entertainment and historic moments as we witness a number of local artists taking to the stage for the first time. We have had wonderful moments and are always encouraged when we see the artists continue to succeed beyond the campaign.
Each year we invite an international artist to perform at The Sound Storm, giving our artists an opportunity to engage with them, exchange their experiences and create collaborative opportunities.
This year we are excited to announce that South African based Wave artist J Molley, also known by the youth as the Leader of The Wave, is our guest performer for The Sound Storm Finale on the 24th of April. J Molley’s following and musical success stems from a digital introduction, and has grown tremendously since he hit the music scene in 2018. J Molley dropped his Debut project titled “Dreams Money Can Buy” in September 2018 on all digital platforms, and in the first 24hrs earned the Top 3 spot on the itunes chart for HipHop and RnB, charting at #11 for all genres. His experience aligns with the developmental phases which our MTN Bushfire Pulse Firefly finalists go through.
The MTN Bushfire Pulse Firefly Top 10 will be spending time with J Molley the day before the Finale, paving way for a mentorship session which will serve to inspire the artists and open a gateway to collaborative opportunities as they ignite their own musical journey.
The 24th of April falls on a Wednesday, ahead of a fun filled long-weekend in The Kingdom of eSwatini. We look forward to seeing fun-lovers, local music supporters and the Top 10 finalist’s fans at The Sound Storm Finale. Please keep a look out on MTN Bushfire Pulse Fire social media platforms for further details.
Have a listen to the MTN Pulse Firefly top 10 playlist HERE