City begins search for stars

Lae News, Normal

The National, Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lae begins its own star search this weekend when 40 students take centre stage in a gospel singing talent quest.
The first of six auditions starts at Bugandi Secondary School while the Lae Secondary School students strutting their stuff next weekend.
The talent search has been boosted with Coca-Cola Amatil (PNG) and Super Value Store agreeing to sponsor the event.
Coca-Cola, as the major sponsor, will provide uniforms for judges, provides drinks and shelter while SVS donated 50 Kakaruk flavour product Tee-shirts and caps for each participant.
Students from Bugandi, Lae, Busu, Bumayong, the National Polytechnic Institute of Papua New Guinea and University of Technology have been rehearsing every evening since the posters of the challenge hit school notice boards four weeks ago.
Newly-established re­cording studio Faith Records, located on Eagle Street, will reward the best vocalist with a recording contract.
Organising coordinator Mason Mai thanked the sponsors for their support.
Representatives of the sponsors, Coca-Cola’s Lawrence Lahari and Elsie Douglas of SVS, will be on the
judges panel.
“Our contribution was purposely to promote musical talent especially in schools and we are proud to assist as it is not about music alone but to educate and instil good values in them,” Douglas said.