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Pacific Song Writing Competition finalists selected

Pacific Song Writing Competition finalists selected

03/10/14

For immediate release

The songs have been sung and now it us up to the public to choose their favourite.

Finalists in the inaugural Unitec Pacific Songwriting Competition have been selected and voting for the People’s Choice is now open.

The competition called for songs with at least 50 per cent Pacific language content. There were a lot of entries and the top seven for each language week have been put forward for the public to listen to.

Competition organiser Pat Mose says judges were impressed by the standard of songs put forward.

“It’s not easy writing a song but everyone who entered did a great job – the seven winners have done a great job,” he says.

“There is so much Pacific talent out there it’s great to see some being exposed through this competition with their original songs.”

The songs can be viewed at www.unitec.ac.nz/pacificsongs. The song with the most views on October 25 will win a $1000 voucher from Westfield or Music Planet prize.

The finalists are:

Junior Soqeta - Fiji - Avondale

Selina Patia - Cook Islands - Ellerslie

Bianca McCready-Togiamua - Niue- Manukau

Encore (group) - Samoa- Onehunga

Lupesina Koro - Tokelau- Te Atatu

Finau Vea - Tonga - Otara

May Ioka - Tuvalu- Massey

ENDS

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