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A dream is now to be true

A dream is now to be true

The semi-final of the 2006 NZ Chinese New Talent Singing Championship has finally concluded. There are 21 people among the nitty-nine contestants entering the New Zealand final at the Aotea Centre on 29th of April.

NZ Chinese New Talent Singing Championship, also known by New Zealand media as ‘a Chinese version of NZ Idol’, has always been well supported by Chinese teenagers among New Zealand. Since 2004 with the co-ordination of the Hong Kong TVB Jade Satellite (TVBJ), this event has attracted hundreds of young people throughout the nation. Nitty-nine contestants have turned up in this year’s NZ Chinese New Talent Singing Championship.

The semi-final was spread between 1st and 2nd of April. The seven judges of the semi-final are made up by experts ranging from areas of beauty fashion, musicians and Hong Kong Star Anderson. There are many first timers but also participants from previous years. Contestants were required to select their own songs; however, they were also challenged to demonstrate other talents. According to Anderson, a modern artist has to know more than just singing, they are also required to face.

Nonetheless, most contestants were able to face up the challenge by performing traditional folk song or modern dances. This was not included in the marking of judges.

Anderson has also pointed out that even though many contestants has great voices, however, as they are too concentrated on duplicating the original singer, thus, losing their personal style, hence has lost the opportunity to be in the final.

Due to the balanced quality of contestants, the organizer has decided to increase the number of finalist from the original 12 to 21. All finalists have by now contracted with the auspice and from now on they will be participating series of training, which is supported by the auspice.

Organizer says, even though the number of finalists has increased, however, it will not effect the duration of the final. The NZ Chinese New Talent Singing Championship will be held on Saturday 29th of April, 7.30pm at the Aotea Centre.

Dates to remember

Friday - 28th of April
TVB Stars and Finalists Press conference and autography party
Place: Skycity Convention Room, Marlborough Rooms 1 & 2
Press Conference: 4.30p.m. - 6.00p.m. (4.30p.m. - 5.00 p.m. refreshment)
Autography party: 6.00p.m. - 7.00p.m.

Saturday - 29th of April 7.30p.m. -11.00p.m.
2006 NZ Chinese New Talent Singing Championship (New Zealand Final):
Place: Aotea Centre ASB Theatre

Sunday – 30th of April 2.00p.m. - 5.00p.m.
Super Stars & New Talent Fans Club Gathering
Place: Botany Town Centre


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