THE WOW EFFECT CONTINUES ON THE DIGICEL RISING STARS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015 – PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: The competition began to heat up on the Digicel Rising Stars, as contestants showed true star quality on last week’s show, when they performed Billboard chart hits from 10 years ago.
Judges - Neval Chatelal, Nigel Rojas and Nadia Batson were treated to an evening of creativity, as each contestant put their own unique touch to their selected song.
Popular hits, such as Rihanna’s - Pon de Replay, Chris Brown’s - Run It, Billy Joel’s Someday Baby and Greenday’s - Wake me up when September Ends were some of the Billboard hits belted out on the Zen Night Club stage, to an audience who eagerly showed their support.
The judges were overall impressed; however, they reminded the competitors that they need to be on point every time.
An enthused judge Nigel Rojas commented, “I’ve seen Digicel Rising Stars throughout the years, from a judge’s perspective I think that it is a unanimously high level of talent across the board and it’s going to be very hard.” Rojas continued, “I think it will come down to who makes mistakes on the night because each one in their own right deserves to be up there.”
Contestants are vying for the biggest prize package ever with a fantastic first prize of $250K in cash, an Azmui Handset, $10K in Massy vouchers and $10K in products from Optometrists Today. The second place artiste will receive $150K in cash, an Azmui Handset, $6K in Massy vouchers and $6K in products from Optometrists Today. Third place winner will go away with $100K in cash, an Azmui Handset, $4K in Massy vouchers and $4K in products from Optometrists Today.
Tune in to every episode of Digicel Rising Stars and vote for your favourite artist to progress in the competition. Shows are aired on CCN TV6, Sunday at 8 pm with repeats on Tuesday at 10:30 pm, Wednesday at 9:00 am and Saturday at 11:00 am.