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Homai Te Pakipaki Winner For 2011 Announced!


Friday, 26 August 2011

Homai Te Pakipaki Winner For 2011 Announced!

The votes are in and Maori Television is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s HOMAI TE PAKIPAKI is Chad Chambers.

With his trademark white gumboots, Chad trekked all the way from Marton for the grand final top 10 sing-off at Auckland’s Logan Campbell Centre in front of a full house live audience earlier tonight, wowing the crowd with his vote-winning performance.

Chad (Ngati Porou) takes home $10,000 in prize money and bragging rights for series five of HOMAI TE PAKIPAKI after impressing the crowd with their rendition of Rod Stewarts’ I don’t want to talk about it.

After winning, Chad says he was still feeling overwhelmed but wanted to give thanks to all his supporters.

“Thank you to all my whanau who came to support me and everyone who voted – jah bless,” he says.

The winner and crowd favourite was followed up in the votes by the West Auckland singing funeral director Francis Tipene (Te Rarawa), second, and the young man from Putaruru, Dougy Petley, came in third place with his smooth version of Kolohe Kai’s popular hit Ehu Girl.

Presenters Te Hamua Nikora and Matai Smith, congratulate all the Paki who sang in the grand final.

The heats and subsequent semi-finals uncovered some amazing talent over the past few months as hundreds of aspiring singers fronted up to audition at Maori Television's Auckland studios.

For many of them, getting to sing on national television was a dream, and HOMAI TE PAKIPAKI an amazing opportunity to realise it.

The grand final was screened live in a two-hour special direct from the Logan Campbell Centre on Friday 26 August.

This was the fifth year running of Maori Television’s flagship live karaoke show which has continued to increase in popularity over the years.

The following singers made up the top 10 finalists as they competed for whanau, iwi and regional pride in the music extravaganza:

PAKI 1: Vavese Paparoa – Hokianga/Ngapuhi

PAKI 2: Melody Potaka Osborne – Whanganui

PAKI 3: Hemi Lito Wong – Hastings/Ngati Kahungunu

PAKI 4: Dougy Petley – Putaruru/Ngati Porou and Ngaiterangi

PAKI 5: Francis Tipene – Massey/Te Rarawa

PAKI 6: David Curtis – Hamilton/Pakipaki/Ngati Kahungunu

PAKI 7: Chad Chambers – Marton/Ngati Porou

PAKI 8: Monique Te Paea – Taumarunui/Ngapuhi/Ngati Maniapoto

PAKI 9: Phillip Tarawa – Gisborne/Rongowhakaata

PAKI 10: Brennan Hohepa-Barrett – Rotorua/Ngati Pikiao/Ngati Maniapoto


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