New TVWan show set to be game changer

It’s a local version similar to America’s got talent and UK’s got talent, says Aileen Sokot, producer of Digicel Play’s newest local production, YU EM KHAX.

The show, announced last Friday, is set to change the face of talent productions in PNG given its wider variety of acts. 

Various television productions and programs staged over the years were aimed at identify raw PNG talents. These shows, however, focused only on particular categories 

Sokot says this new show, to air on its TV Wan Life channel starting next month, will search through all types of creative arts to identify that one, unique talent in PNG.  

The idea of the program is more similar to America’s got talent, UK’s got talent. So it’s a combination of not only singing, but acting, stand-up comedy, music playing, dancing, any talent at all,” she said. 

The production will travel through other centres of PNG as well, giving a fair opportunity to all. 

“Every place we travel to, we will bring back three contestants/ participants into the semi-finals in Port Moresby,” Sokot added. 

The show will have 9 episodes, from 6 heats (auditions), 2 semi-finals and 1 grand finale. 

First auditions are in Port Moresby this weekend, October 29 and 30, with the rest for other centres following through to December.  

According to Sokot, the first semi-finals will be on January 7, the second on January 14 and the grand-finale to be aired live on January 21, 2017. 

So we are looking at a total of eight talents competing for the grand-finale. There will be two winners, one to be selected by the judges and the other being the viewers choice.” 

The show is now calling on interested participants in Port Moresby to show for auditions, open to both individual and group acts 

Registration begins at 10am, staged at the Murray Barracks Sports Complex. 


Gloria Bauai