Only 13 acts survived the axe at the semifinals of this year’s edition of the Dream Star talent show which were held recently.
By Kennedy Nyavaya
The crème de la crème is set to battle it out for top honours in the grand finale slated for the Harare International Conference Centre next month.
The organisers said they were impressed with the talent they had seen at all stages of the competition.
“We have done our best with the resources we have as we prepare for the grand finale, which will be our biggest and best show,” said Dream Star spokesperson Tinashe Kitchen.
“We are excited and we cannot wait to show Zimbabwe and the world what Dream Star is all about.
“The talent in Zimbabwe is great and we discovered young people who have a special gift that needs to be nurtured and exposed.”
Before the final set for December 17, the finalists will go into a two-week camp at the Jacaranda Dream House.
“The boot camp runs from November 27 to December 10 at the Jacaranda Dream House and it will be an opportunity for the finalists to fine-tune their acts before the grand finale,” he said.
Dream Star — a brain child of the Chinese Federation of Zimbabwe — is run by the Jacaranda Culture and Media Corporation. It is meant to foster talent nurturing and culture promotion.
This year the first prize winner will walk away with $3 000, while the first and second runner-ups will pocket $1 500 and $500 respectively.
Some of the outstanding acts will tour China and get scholarships to study in the Asian country.