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Mesmerising talents

Shalveen Chand
Sunday, June 22, 2014

FIJI's young talented singers mesmerised the audience last night at Suva's Civic Centre as Heat One of the Kaila! Star Search kicked off.

Organiser Savuto Vakadewavosa said despite two acts pulling out at the last minute, the other acts lived up to expectations.

"This is the only local music competition that we have in Fiji and the Kaila! Star Search allows our country's budding talents the platform to get noticed," said Vakadewavosa.

"And the talent is so abundant, the judges have a hard time selecting those who will move on to the next stage of the show.

"Fiji's music industry is moving and it's growing. People can show their support again by coming next week for Heat Two."

Chief guest The Fiji Times chief-of-staff, Timoci Vula said Kaila! had been a support pillar of the Hibiscus event opening feature since 2007.

"Kaila! is about building, progressing and encouraging the aspirations and dreams of the young people in Fiji," Vula said.

The audience also got a chance to see the Hibiscus contestants on stage and an added bonus was the performance by some of Fiji's musicians.

The third place getter receives a cash prize of $500, second gets $750 while the Kaila! Star Search winner gets $1000 and there are plans for the winner to perform at the Fiji Day celebrations in Sydney, Australia.








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