With the auditions for The Melody Gospel TV over, a supreme battle is on cards as to who becomes the ultimate winner of the 2017 crown. Some 19 entrants have been selected and are now in a boot camp to be taught about vocals, mic technique, articulation and keys. One of the organisers of the show Pagson Ntsie said the contestants were also taught about the theory of music, which means ways of reading music, music genres, physical fitness and group dynamics. “These were to help them to know some important things in music and for them to understand that they do not need to take drugs to enhance their performance but they should just keep fit,” he said. They were also taught the basics of professionalism and branding. The winners will walk away with P100 000 cash prize, recording deal and a year agency and distribution, position two will get P20 000 while position three will get P10 000. The show is sponsored by the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development and Chande Transport from South Africa. The show aims to support and unleash local talent particularly those signing gospel music.