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Countdown for Kaila! Star Search contestants

Torika Chandra
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

THE 14 contestants who advanced to the Kaila! Star Search semi-finals are under immense pressure to stage even more exciting performances, says Hibiscus Event Group public relations officer Lice Movono-Rova.

Mrs Movono-Rova said the contestants, ranging from 15 years to 21 years, were motivated by the audience in the quarter-finals.

"It has been a wonderful journey of learning and development for the more than 30 young people who first came under the Kaila! team's nurturing," Mrs Movono-Rova said.

"The Kaila! team, who are Hibiscus Events Group volunteers, led the young entertainers through a participatory learning program which included a tutorial session with accomplished entertainers such as Vude queen Laisa Vulakoro."

She said renowned local groups Pasifika Voices and the Oceania Dance Theatre also lent their expertise and time to help nurture the Kaila! contestants.

"We have received pleasing reviews from the past few performances so we are expecting another sellout show this Saturday.

"Kaila! Star Search is now the only singing and dance competition show in the country so there is quite a huge following for it. Word has certainly spread about how great the show is and so we are quite pleased with the community support."

Kaila! co-ordinator Savuto Vakadewavosa said the contestants had transformed into confident individuals.

"This year's contestants have a unique passion and love for the performing arts," Mr Vakadewavosa said.

The Kaila! Star Search semi-final is the final event before the Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival proper where the final competition will take place.








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