5 Byo groups selected for DreamS­tar na­tional fi­nals

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Show­biz Re­porter

FIVE Bu­l­awayo groups have made it to the fi­nals of the DreamS­tar tal­ent search, join­ing 20 oth­ers from across the coun­try. The na­tional fi­nals will be held in Harare on Novem­ber 5 with the win­ners set to walk away with $3 000.

Rep­re­sent­ing Bu­l­awayo will be per­cus­sion­ists Southern Djembe Na­tives, tra­di­tional dancers Sekun­jalo MaAfrica, singers Kundai/Bub­bles, dancers Su­per Geeks and singer Ja­cob Song.

From Kwekwe are Mil­ton (singer), Bless­ing (singer) and dancers Flame House with Gweru dancers Virus and Masvingo singer Em­manuel.

Com­pet­ing from Harare are singers Cleopa­tra, Fu­sion Five, Noreen/Chido and dancers Lethal Fam and Those Guys.

Tra­di­tional dancers Dom­bodzvuku Pri­mary school and singer Prince from Maron­dera, beat boxer Ta­fara and dancers Unit Edge from Mutare with beat boxer/ dancer Sub­zero from Bin­dura wrap up the list.

Ti­nashe Kitchen, DreamS­tar mar­ket­ing ex­ec­u­tive said this year’s com­pe­ti­tion was stiff and judges had a hard time com­ing up with the 20 fi­nal groups.

“The level of com­pe­ti­tion was very high, higher than we ex­pected. Through our au­di­tions, we were able to find some very tal­ented young peo­ple, the cream of the crop,” said Kitchen.

“The crowd’s re­sponse to each and ev­ery act epit­o­mised the qual­ity and one could tell the judges had a dif­fi­cult time se­lect­ing the best groups to ad­vance to the Novem­ber 5 fi­nals at Long Cheng Plaza,” said Kitchen.

“That’s what DreamS­tar is all about, pro­vid­ing plat­forms for th­ese young, up­com­ing artistes to be seen and de­velop them into the stars they can truly be­come.”

With the motto: “DreamS­tar, Dream higher and Fight harder”, the com­pe­ti­tion — a part­ner­ship of the Chi­nese Fed­er­a­tion of Zim­babwe and Jacaranda Cul­ture & Me­dia Cor­po­ra­tions is now in its se­cond edi­tion.

Some of the fi­nal­ists of DreamS­tar

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