Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 3:56 AM on Saturday 2 August

/ Front page / News

24 aspiring artists wow crowd at star search quarter-finals

Mere Naleba
Sunday, July 13, 2014

MEMBERS of the public last night witnessed a very competitive quarter-final battle at the KAILA! Star Search competition in Suva.

The competition featured 24 aspiring artists who had the crowd cheering loudly during each performance.

Out of the 24 artists, 15 were selected for the semi-finals which will be held next Saturday.

KAILA! Star Search competition co-ordinator Isireli Mainavukea said members of the public could expect more exciting shows as the competition between the singers and dance groups intensified towards the finale.

"We have introduced something new in the show, and that is where the singers sing one song together so that we can see how their voices blend or how well they work together in singing that particular song," Mr Mainavukea said.

"It was really exciting and throughout the whole show there were no limitations to the kind of song the singers wanted to sing. And it has been going well."

The show, which began in 2006, had two heats this year where 10 performers from each heat were selected for the quarter-finals.

The budding artists are James Charles, Lavenia Vuidreketi, Jone Gaunavou, Lekima Babakobau, Jed Taylor, Joseva Turaga, Mereseini Vulakoro, Fulori Radinivutulawa, Alisi Rabune, Leysina Petrina, Dawn Scott , Sons Of Mars, Zerah, Demitra Tawake, Talei Siganisucu, Seru Martin, Inosi Vono, Finau Baselala, Kurnal Verma, Joe Lee, Leane Sharon, Serah Wilson and Tarisi Niurua


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Born out in the cold
  2. Mother seeks compensation for loss
  3. LTA sticks to sticker
  4. Gifts up in flames
  5. Out of comfort zone
  6. $11m health relief
  7. Demand up
  8. Thousands visit agricultural show
  9. Firefighters ask for land
  10. FSC signs deal

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fijian woman jailed for stealing millions in NZ Sunday (27 Jul)
  2. Hero's tale Tuesday (29 Jul)
  3. 10 degrees lowest yet Monday (28 Jul)
  4. Born out in the cold Friday (01 Aug)
  5. New United formation Monday (28 Jul)
  6. Million-dollar man Saturday (26 Jul)
  7. Misleading phone deals Monday (28 Jul)
  8. Iliesa Delana explains Wednesday (30 Jul)
  9. PM denies claims Thursday (31 Jul)
  10. Protest over ads on cabs Thursday (31 Jul)