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Platform for the future

Atasa Moceituba
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

THIS year's KAILA! Star Search competition kicked off with 30 young singers, a guitarist and dancers from around the country who participated in two heats that were judged by industry professionals, public personalities and business people.

With only a few days left before the quarter finals commence, final preparations are being made to make this year's star search a memorable and successful event.

Hibiscus Events Group public relations manager Lice Movono-Rova said the competition was exciting because of the vocal abilities shown by the gifted young artists.

"Some of the exciting talents to look for is young Kadavu lass Dawn Scott whose rendition of the Celine Dion number Because you loved me was a near perfect cover of the original version.

"The Nadera youngster came in an underdog and attracted a standing ovation at her Heat 2 performance on July 5."

"Leanne Sharon Filomena from Heat 1 whose version of Beyoncé's Listen also stunned the crowd.

"It was an even more powerful and passionate version and the audience clearly were very impressed."

Mrs Movono-Rova said some amazing talents had come through the KAILA! Star Search and rose to local stardom.

"So much of local music receiving a lot of airplay is from artists whose humble beginnings started at Kaila and this is a source of motivation for us at the Hibiscus Events Group."

She said as long as locals appreciated Fijian- made music, the group would continue to provide a platform for future stars of the entertainment industry.








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