The first round of song recording of the twenty six Naga Idol 5.10 finalists was held on July 9 at “Mokokchung Channel” hall followed by a visit to the All India Radio Mokokchung for recordings on July 10. All the contestants were upbeat and performed their favorite genres of song at the Mokokchung Channel hall. Mokokchung Channel is the local cable channel where various local programmes like the Manna Sensaksem (Manna Discussion), are relayed through the cable system.
Though a bit tired after the hectic screening round held at Mupongchuket village and Impur (under Mokokchung district), the aspiring contestants nonetheless gave their best and performed their songs satisfactorily.
The song recordings were judged by musician Tali Angh from Dimapur; Chancel Choir Director and Music Teacher, Lipokmar Tzudir; and Lecturer of Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung, Dr Abhijit Borah, who is also a talented a classical music player and a violinist.
The video cassettes of the song recordings will be produced and relayed through the local cable TV channels all over the state after a week. Voting cards and CDs of the song recording will be made available to the Naga Idol 5.10 district partners so public can watch videos and vote for their favourite Idol contestants.
Besides, song recordings will also be aired through the All India Radio, Mokokchung at FM 100.9 MHz from July 12 to July 17 from 8.10 pm every evening.