Organizers of ‘Nagas Got Talent’, a contest to unravel hidden talents among the youth has announced the list of selected contestants from across the districts for both individual and group category.
All selected candidates of both the categories would go for a Road Show to be held in various districts before the public voting that starts in the month of August.
The list of contestants in the individual category are: M. Naynpemo lotha (singing), Ashish Sonkar (dance), Deepak Kumar (dance), Kapil Jain (dance) Ramesh Mech (singing), Ikhuli Chophy (singing), Vini Yeptho (dance), John Yeptho (singing), niloto Awomi (fancy dance), Dzupalo Clara Dtru (dance), Bokato Kitro (classical instrument), Vitosietuo Neo (singing), Deepak Bhowmick (dance), Alito Wotsa (singing), Phyobemo (singing).
Group category: Freaken Feets (free style dance), Funky Fresh Boys (free style dance), Hebron Heartbreakers (free style dance), Candy Girls (dance), Taekwondo Strikers (martial art), Gideon Phesao and group (band).
All selected candidates have been requested to reach the venue (IMC Hall, Dimapur) at 3pm before the elimination round begins at 4.30 on July 16. Arrangements would be made by the organizers, while travel expenses (to and fro) would be borne by the contestants.
At the elimination round only 7 would be selected out of the 15 contestants. For the Road Show, contestants have been informed to bring their accompaniment tract in wave format or any other format that is of good quality for all the shows along with their contestant ID without fail.
Results after the Road Show would be published in all the local dailies basing on public voting and judges point and then the number of contestants would be short listed to 5 in the individual category and 4 in the group category.
Only 3 would be selected for the grand finale which is to be held in the month of September at Dimapur and would be judged by professional panel of judges.
The elimination round would be telecast in all the local cables throughout Nagaland (under Nagaland cable operators association) and other NE TV channels for wider publicity.
The mega sponsors and partners for the grand finale are music tashk force (official partner), media partners, Morung Express, Eastern Publication House, Nagaland Printing Solution. Co-sponsors- SBI Bazar branch, Dimapur, Piyeka Enterprise, Kingfisher Mineral Water Stockiest, Dimapur, Music Ground. Furtados Music India Pvt Ltd, Dimapur, Chizo Cars Accessories, Screwdriver, Naga Soft-Teach Solution, Hiyo Entertainment Avenue, All Nagaland Cable Operators Association (telecast partner). District co-organizers for the contest are Pheto Music Association Dimapur, Synergy Group Enterprise, Kohima, Life Line Medico, Wokha, Amazig Gospel Band, Zunheboto.