The first of its kind in the district, eastern highway stars audition began Thursday at Town Hall Tuensang, co ordinated by Tsali Sangtam, and organized by the eastern highway stars society in order to uplift the younger genres in the district.
Of the 19 participants, 16 were selected during the audition. The panel of the judges during the audition included Tsali Sangtam, Aroba Yim, Peshio Khiam and Ngaku Chang.
The 16 participants who were selected are Asangla Chang contestant 3, Tongching Chang contestant 11, Ritsila Chang contestant 10, Ben S Chang contestant 06, Hauchu Chang contestant 09, Akhum Sangtam contestant 15, Sekyushem Sangtam contestant 17, Yangtipi Sangtam contestant 05, Thsapong Sangtam contestant 08, Therila Sangtam contestant 18, Hanung Khiam contestant 04, Shakup Phom contestant 19, Soni Awung Nepal contestant 02 and Ketan Yim contestant 01.
Meanwhile, the first voting round would be conducted soon, the organizers added.