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Anna Nyakana in Community Auditions Finals in MGM Grand @ Foxwoods Resort & Casino Airs THIS Weekend

Hey Everyone,
 
First let me say thank you for all of your votes, I totaled almost 90,000 votes and made it into the finals!!! I taped my Finals' episode back in December and it airs this weekend in New England states. For those not in New England, I hope to include some footage online very soon. Please find the TV Schedule below and some Q&A from my interview with the producers of Community Auditions about making it into the finals.
 
KTMA
 
- Anna

TV Schedule 

Friday, August 6th - WSBK TV38 (Boston DMA): 9:30PM
Saturday, August 7th -WBZ TV4 (Boston DMA): 12:00AM
Saturday, August 7th -WNAC TV "My R.I. TV" (Providence DMA): 12:00PM
Saturday, August 7th -WPXT TV Portland's CW (Portland ME DMA): 10:00PM
Sunday, August 8th -WWLP TV-22 (Springfield MA DMA): 12:00AM
Sunday, August 8th -WBZ TV4 (Boston DMA): 12:30AM
Sunday, August 8th -WCTX TV (Hartford/New Haven CT DMA): 10:30AM
Sunday, August 8th -WPXT TV Portland's CW (Portland ME DMA): 12:00PM

Anna Nyakana
Hometown: Stamford, CT


How do you feel about competing in the Finals?
“I feel honored to be competing in the finals, music has been my passion since I was a small child living in Germany. After performing in only two episodes my fans and supporters from around the world voted me into the finals, so I want to send a special thanks to them including my family in Uganda, Africa (webare munonga – thank you very much!). Being in the finals is not just for me but for all of them as well.”
 
Why do you think you should win?
“At this stage in the competition, some might say it’s all about winning. For me, it’s about performing a song that the people will feel, a song that will inspire rather than influence. Throughout this competition, I have only performed songs that I have written and composed.”
 
Who would you say has most inspired you?
“Bob Marley has most inspired me for his music woke my consciousness. The messages in his songs inspired me to keep true music alive and write songs that can relate to the masses; people from all walks of life.”
 
How long have you been performing?
I have been performing since Elementary School, when my family and I immigrated to the States. I always participated in school concerts and musicals and began playing the clarinet at age 8. At age 15, I taught myself how to play the guitar and classical piano.
 
What would you like to be doing five years from now?
“Five years from now, I would like to be inspiring people around the world to pursue their dreams, live in harmony, and create positive changes around them, despite their circumstances, through my music.”
 
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment so far?
“Being featured on the front cover of the Uganda Observer, printed in Kampala, Uganda. My father is from Uganda and that newspaper showed me the support I had across the world from the country and continent that also claim me as their daughter.”

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