Overwhelming response from the public after only 17 days
Tuesday 26th June 2012 – Kingston, Jamaica: Since the launch of the new talent series, Digicel Stars, there have been over 15,000 auditions from callers who used the audition line or the all-new BlackBerry application.
This overwhelming response comes only 17 days since the launch of the new-look television show. This new way of auditioning was introduced to allow more people to be able to audition for Digicel Stars, as travelling to the audition locations might be a challenge for some who would like to be contestants on the show.
In previous talent competitions, those who wanted to audition would have had to travel to a location and wait for hours before they got a chance perform in front of the judges while others did not get a chance at all – as they were not able to make it to the location. Digicel Stars gives contestants the convenience of simply calling-in and doing their audition over the phone or by using the BlackBerry app.
Digicel Stars Executive Producer, Michael Hogan, commented; “This is fantastic news. We are so happy to see that the Jamaican public has taken on to this new way of auditioning to be a part of Digicel Stars. Our new approach makes it accessible to more people who want to have a chance to go after their dream. This number is sure to increase as there is a lot more time left for people to call-in or use the BlackBerry application and if this is any indication, we are confident that this new show is going to be a big hit with the Jamaican people.”
Digicel Stars is a new talent series being broadcast on Television Jamaica from June to September and is the first of its kind in the Caribbean which will feature artistes selected by music genre.
These genres include Gospel, Jamaican Sound, Pop and Soul/R&B. The selected artists will be mentored throughout the series with the grand final taking place in mid-September. Public auditions by telephone and a huge number of entries have already been received by calling 444-2443. Contestants can also audition through BlackBerry Digicel Stars App: http://risingstars.usa-wikot.com/audition