Talent urged to have a go
Porirua has plenty of talent and the Festival of the Elements is primed to display it.
‘‘It’s a chance for people to show what they can do,’’ says Sonny Miti, organiser of the festival’s talent quest. ‘‘They can sing and dance and play a musical instrument – even play the spoons if they want to. We know the talent is out there and this is the opportunity for people to perform and demonstrate their skills. And who knows, they could win a prize.’’
Contestants will go on stage at the Te Rauparaha Arena, performing for total prize money of $ 1000. There will be a first prize of $500, a second of $250 and a third placing worth $125. There will also be a people’s choice winner with a prize of $125.
‘‘ Porirua has heaps of people with great performing skills but they don’t always get the opportunity to let others see what they can do,’’ says Meti.
The quest is open to all ages and contestants will get every encouragement in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, he says.
Punters can enter by uploading an audition tape to You Tube and emailing the link of the video with a brief description and contact details to: festivalofelements email@example.com.
Will this be you? Porirua stars in the making have the opportunity to take to the stage at next week’s Festival of the Elements by entering its talent quest.