Hunt for Rising Star underway in eastern hills

Published On: March 22, 2017 02:20 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

PANCHTHAR, March 22:  Rising Star Season 2, a talent hunt contest, is taking place in the eastern hill districts.

Held with a view to promoting local tourism through the talent hunt especially in the field of music and dance, the pageant has been organized by Manjari Kalakendra Ranke.

This contest is taking place in Taplejung, Panchthar, Ilam and Tehrathum since December 30.

A door to door campaign is being conducted in order to hunt the hidden talents in the hilly region, said Kebal Tamang, chairman of the Kalakendra.

The audition round was organized in 13 different places of the four districts. As many as 60 contestants - each category 30 - were selected out of 150 contestants from the audition round.

Rising Star will be declared in the third of April. 

In the previous edition Bharati Timsina had been declared Rising Star under dance category and Biren Limbu of Taplejung under Singing category.

The winners will be offered an opportunity to sing in an album and act in a music video.

Cultural programs are being organized to hunt the Rising Star. 

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