THE final show of the Kaila! Star Search competition ended on a high note, after Sevuloni Lule was announced the winner last night.
Lule walked away with $1000 cash while the second prize of $700 was awarded to Fane Volau. The third prize of $500 went to Esther Balenuku.
Speaking at the event, chief guest, The Fiji Times acting chief of staff Timoci Vula thanked the participants for the hard work put in during the late night training sessions and making the show a memorable one.
"Tonight (last night), we are here to witness and celebrate the achievements and the raw natural talents of those who participated in this year's Kaila! Star Search competition," he said.
"We, The Fiji Times family, are always happy to support young budding talents, such as that we've witnessed over the years, including the group of talented artists, musicians and dancers who participated this year.
"The Fiji Times always stands proud seeing what this undoubtedly growing event continues to put out every year to the local entertainment industry."
Vula thanked all the singers who were part of the show from day one. "To all finalists this year, it would be a failure on our part to not acknowledge that you all are winners,. You have proven that. Victory was conquered the minute you walked on the stage the first time you performed."
A total of 12 participants showcased their talents in this year's finals.