The locally-produced TV show is a first of its kind talent show profiling Papua New Guinea’s most talented, unique and brightest entertainers.
Viewers were treated to an enthralling 90-minute episode, with nine of the final 18 contestants trying their best to impress the judges to make it to the show’s grand final on Saturday 28 January.
Of the first semi-final’s nine contestants, the three who have made it to the grand final include Jack Spade, Vigilante and NoiZiik. Jack Spade performed different magic tricks, dance crew Vigilante showcased different dance moves, while NoiZiik the only Beatbox artist in the entire show performed a range of music from local to international flavour.
The show’s judges, Calextus Simeon, Mereani Masani, DadiiGii and Mistiq provided rave reviews of the three finalists. They commented that Jack Spade had improved his performances immensely since the auditions and heats. The four judges said Vigilante’s choreography had also improved, saying their dance moves were on point. NoiZiik proved to be the favourite performance of the night, with their mixture of local and international beats.
Digicel Play CEO, Nico Meyer, said things were heating up for Yu Em Khax ahead of this Sunday’s second semi-final.
“This Sunday is the last opportunity for the final nine semi-finalists to give it all they’ve got before the grand final on Sunday 29 January,” he said.
“The local talent has been outstanding and proves that PNG has a wealth of talented artists, which is something we should all be very proud of.
“This week, TVWAN Life viewers can look forward to another set of show-stopping performances from singers, dancers and a magician at the new broadcast time of 7:25pm.”
Yu Em Khax semi-finalists, Sunday 22 January
- Bradley Kanau Iobuna – Dance solo
- Peter Kumulman – Comedy
- Jester – Magician
- Lawrence Sogolik – Singing
- Ebess Passingan – Dance solo
- Eddie Isou –Magician
- Jemimah Nuabui – Singing
- B13 Crew ( Adolf & Greg ) –Dance
- Wilson Pulu –Singing
Nico urged people to ensure their Digicel Play subscription was up to date.