The eleven finalists of the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club Karaoke Idol competition standing with champion James Niua as he receives his prize in last year’s competition. 21102502
Nine singers will take the stage tonight competing for the title of Rarotonga’s top karaoke singer in the showdown at the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club in Tupapa.
The winner of the
competition will walk away with the Cook Islands Game Fishing Club Karaoke
title and $1000 cash prizemoney.
Singers have been
battling for a spot in the final in three rounds of competition which started
at the beginning of this month.
The winner of round
two, Tungane (Nane) Barrett Connor, who sang two of her favourite songs in the
previous round, says she is looking forward to tonight’s final.
“I entered at the
last minute, it’s a good event,” Connor said, adding she wants to encourage
others to join the competition next time.
“It’s fun, why not
show your talent.”
The karaoke contestants
performing on stage tonight are: Paul Dwane, Tara Tairea, Janette Olliver,
Tungane Barrett Connor, Kuki Tolevu, Joan Aydalla, Grace Toroma, Unarii Tafale
and May-An Rillera.
Judges for this
evening are: Sonny Daniel, Kathy Nubono, Toka, Henry Ahfoo Taripo and Jonalyn
Tangimetua-Karika, the organiser of the event, would like to thank the
contestants “who belted their hearts” out in the previous heats of the competition
– Mike Lucky, John Snowball, Alan Rua, Annie Clementes, Trae Hemi, Mark
Gonzales, Sandra Connal, Shane Muir, Jeremiah Vano, Atai Kirikava, Angel Jojo
Andaya, Ed Nga, Tanga Morris and to the unexpected visiting tourists Daniel,
Christine and Alan who also joined in and sang their hearts out.