Papua New Guinea’s brightest stars to be unearthed by sensational new talent show on TVWAN Life Channel
Digicel Play has announced an exciting new local production called Yu Em Khax, a first of its kind talent show which will profile Papua New Guinea’s most talented, unique and brightest entertainers.
In what is expected to be a smash-hit, the talent show is open to individuals or group performers in all genres including singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, poets, illusionists and magicians.
DigicelPlayCEO,NicoMeyer, said the show will help develop and recognise the wealth of talent that exists in Papua New Guinea and share their stories throughout the country.
“Digicel Play has been committed to growing the local entertainment industry by producing new shows which not only highlight our local production talent, but which also provide a platform for local people to showcase their talents and enhance their careers,” he said.
“Many talent shows have been hugely successful internationally, launching hundreds of careers, and we want Papua New Guinea to have the same opportunity.
“We are also ensuring that as many people as possible have the opportunity to compete, with auditions planned for five cities.”
The program launch also unveiled the three successful people who will host the show. They were selected from over 500 who auditioned for the highly sought-after roles at the Digicel Studios in Gordons a few weeks ago.
Former radio personality Kenny Havora will join forces with new comers Olivia Rondeau from Bougainville and Steven Tau from Central Province to become the faces of Yu Em Khax.
“We are thrilled with our hosts, each of them bringing different personalities and experiences to the show,” Mr Meyer said.
“Kenny’s vast experience in broadcast will complement our wonderfully vivacious and entertaining newcomers Olivia and Steven, and we are very confident that audiences and performers alike will immediately fall in love with them.”
Premiering at 7pm on Saturday November 5, Yu Em Khax will air weekly on TVWAN Life Channel and follow performers through auditions, heats and semi-finals before the live grand-finale show on Saturday 21 January, 2017.
Auditions will take place on the following dates:
- Port Moresby, October 29 and 30, at the Murray Barracks Sports Complex
- Lae, November 12 and 13, venue to be advised
- Mt Hagen, November 19 and 20, venue to be advised
- Kokopo, November 26 and 27, venue to be advised
- Alotau, December 3 and 4, venue to be advised.
Singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, actors and any individual or group with a fun, entertaining or unique talent is strongly encouraged to sign up for the auditions.
Digicel Play is committed to the growth of the local entertainment industry by producing and developing shows that are produced in Papua New Guinea and feature local talent.