THE stage is set for this year’s grand finale of the annual DreamStar Zimbabwe Talent Show pencilled for this Saturday at the Harare International Conference Centre with the ultimate winner set to pocket $3 000, a recording deal and a trip to China on a cultural exchange tour.
BY WINSTONE ANTONIO
The talent show that seeks to empower gifted young people and help them move from the backstage to the official stage, is organised by the Chinese Federation of Zimbabwe (CFZ) in partnership with Jacaranda Culture and Media Corporation (JCMC) and the Embassy of China to Zimbabwe.
As preparations for the competition intensify, 14 national contestants who are set to battle for honours are already in camp with the event organisers confirming they are all raring to go.
The second and third prizes are pegged at $1 500 and $750 respectively with the other finalists getting $200 each.
DreamStar Zimbabwe spokesperson, Tinashe Kitchen yesterday told NewsDay that the finalists are currently in camp at JCMC Studios where they are receiving mentorship on performing, career guidance, peer networking and HIV and Aids awareness.
“For this year’s edition of the grand finale we have decided to do it in a different format, there will be no outside performers and the entire show will feature only DreamStar talent as we seek to promote the youngsters and give them the platform they deserve to showcase their talent,” he said.
“With the support of the Embassy of China, companies and individuals from the Chinese Federation of Zimbabwe will be sending a group of 20 to 30 individuals to China from October 31 to November 10, where they will be touring and performing in Beijing and Nanjing.”
This will be the second time for the DreamStar winners to travel to China after the 2015 edition.
Kitchen said the Saturday programme will kick off at 15:30 hours and tickets are selling at $5 Ordinary and $10 for the VIP.