Brenda Phiri Entertainment Reporter
Talent show Star Brite reaches the semi-final stage tonight after successfully hosting its quarter-finals last week. Over 20 acts – nine poets, 12 dancers and four special acts – that survived elimination last week will be part of the finalists in the show that runs until Saturday at Reps Theatre.
Spirits have been high in the camp with finalists polishing their acts as the build up to the final stages intensifies.
“We give special thanks to the corporates and individuals who believed in our vision. Now is an opportunity to see what the big deal is.
These semis are bringing local talent on one platform regardless of one’s background,” said Mpariwa.
A schedule has been lined up with various activities for the three nights of the semi-finals.
The singers will dedicate their acts to the ‘80s tonight, while performing either iconic Dorothy Masuku or Stella Chiweshe acoustics tomorrow night before performing their own compositions on the final night.
“We are honouring renowned poet Albert Nyati as well this year. Each of the poets will be tasked with reciting a single poem from him tonight, another on our national flag tomorrow night before doing their own choices on the final night,” he said.
Other categories have equally interesting tasks that include interchanging dances for the Ndebele and Shona traditional dancers tomorrow night, Mukadota acts for the special talents category tomorrow night.
The martial arts will need to convince the judges with acts from the late actor Bruce Lee, again showcasing tomorrow night.
The final night will see free-style acts for most of the categories
“We are truly making a difference. Stars are shining bright and people should come and witness it for themselves,” said Mpariwa.
Five singers, five poets, five dancers, three traditional dancers, three junior stars and three special talent acts will be selected to proceed to the finals.
The reality show of the build up to the finals will be broadcast every Sunday on ZTV from early August.