THE Kaila Star Search semi-finals last week had yet again proven itself, the best by far in many peoples eyes.
At a crucial point in its journey through the hibiscus festival program, the organisers and of course the very talented and skilled competitors of Kaila Star Search must be commended and praised for making this years shows fulfilling.
Twenty one acts competed for a spot in the finals which takes place during Hibiscus Week.
All we can say is, no wonder the judges had a hard time picking the finalists they were all just too good. The Star Search delieverd all that was needed to make the show awesome.
this years kaila star search took a giant leap when it incorprated competition for both singing and dance acts a decision the orgnaisers must have been glad they took.
The audience had a total treat last night with special appearances by the 2012 Hibiscus Prince and Princesses, Ladies and much to everyones surprise, The Vodadfone 2012 Hibiscus contestants themselves, who also showcased a special dance they put together for the night.
Then there was Fijis version of Whitney Houston, Mere Sokula whose voice just mesmerised the crowd, the famous Mili Rova from Taveuni who had The crowd cheering and clapping to her vude numbers; Viliame Navoka, mikea Niurua and others.
Raw talent that is just bursting with potential is one that the individual can make the audience feel. No fake, no fancy, no attitude, no discrimination of any kind - it was a show that was for everybody of every race, colour and creed.
The talents were mixed powerful voices, skilled dancers, brilliant guitarists all there for everyone to see and judge for themselves.
The hibiscus contestants were all made to feel comfortable and they too felt free to express their talents and confidence.
We certainly take our hats off to the organisers for putting together a brilliantly entertaining show, and we totally appreciate the wonderful talents that we have right here at home.
The next show will be held on the opening night of the Hibiscus Festival on August 17. The Fiji Times is a co-sponsor of the Kaila Star Search.