Three days of hectic arrangements by the Hunting Boots Inc and three days of active cooperation by the Naga Idol contestants, district partners and well-wishers have made the Naga Idol 5.10 first elimination round a grand success.
The elimination round saw six contestants eliminated and leaving only Top Twenty finalists. Now it is up to the public to decide the fate of the other remaining contestants.
The Top twenty finalists, comprising nine boys and eleven girls, completed their song recordings at the Mokokchung Channel Hall on August 7.
The Mokokchung Channel Hall has been converted into a state of the art studio with more modern equipments bought in to make the recordings of higher quality.
The song recording will be converted into VCDs and relayed to all over the state through cable TV courtesy, the All Nagaland Cable Operators (ANCOA). The recordings will also be relayed in outside Nagaland like Shillong, Guwahati and Ukhrul.
Arrangements are also made to relay the song recordings in other cities in the northeast. A limited edition of the VCD which will carry five free voting cards will also be sold to interested buyers.
The names of the contestants (in descending order of votes garnered):
Ayala R Jamir (Contestant No 17), Kheto Chiso (Contestant No 13), Visweduyi (Contestant No 21), Z Renbeni Odyou (Contestant No 15), Benathung Humtsoe (Contestant No 8), Manhira (Contestant No 25), Chubatsur Jamir (Contestant No 7)
Neiba Bio (Contestant No 9), Pukhalu Kinimi (Contestant No 1), Vinitoli Kappo (Contestant No 2), Purkumzuk (Contestant No 11), Andrew Thong (Contestant No 24)
Moasungla Jamir (Contestant No 22), N Dape Phom (Contestant No 20), Kekhriesenuo Ringa (Contestant No 3), Sinya Kath (Contestant No 12), Akum Longkumer (Contestant No 14), Syntyche Mongro (Contestant No 16).
Wild Card entry
Livika Swu (Contestant No 26), Sharyn Chang (Contestant No 23).