Liberty Dube Entertainment Correspondent
GOLDEN Peacock Villa Hotel will early next month host this year’s StarBrite talent show national semi-finals.
The competitions which will be held on December 8 and 9 will see contestants who include singers, poets, dancehall chanters and dancers among others contesting for top honours.
In a statement, the organisers revealed that the contestants were drawn from across the country’s 10 provinces in areas such as Harare, Mutoko, Hwedza, Rusape, Mutare, Shamva, Bindura, Mazowe, Kadoma, Chinhoyi and Kariba who underwent a rigorous screening process for the semi-finals. The event starts at 7pm.
“StarBrite wishes to thank you for your continued support and willingness to make a difference in many of our talented stars. Members of the public are welcome to attend at this year’s historic event that will be aired on DSTV channel 260 and also on ZBC TV. It is your time to shine,” said the organisers in a statement.
Tickets are available at The Manica Post/Diamond FM offices, Eat and Lick and at Golden Peacock Villa Hotel in Mutare. Entry fee is $5 in advance and $8 at the gate.
Golden Peacock entertainment manager, Willard Madhombiro, who has turned the posh hotel into a formidable home of entertainment after hosting revered local and foreign artistes, said it was all systems go. The venue has also hosted high profile events such as last year’s Summer Beer festival.
“We are curtaining up the festive season entertainment calendar with a high profile event such as StarBrite. We are ready to host such a reputable talent search show. The organisers have done a tremendous job to discover talent across the country.
“We will take the opportunity to let participants from across the country know about our festive season package. The competitions are also set to stimulate domestic tourism,” said Madhombiro.
Bright Shumba, who was last year’s winner, is now in the mainstream music industry and is doing fairly well. The national finals are expected to be held later next month. StarBrite is a talent search show which saw the light in the 1980s. Barney Mpariwa is the executive director and producer of the show.