YEK first semi-final winners announced

The winners of Yu Em Khax semi-final one have been announced and they are: Beatboxers NoiZiiK, Vigilante dance crew and Jack Spade the magician.

NoiZiiK is made up of two beatboxers – Lazor Marx and beatboxer_steve, Vigilante is a dance crew of five male dancers and Jack Spade is a solo magician from Oro, Northern Province.

The three acts have secured a spot in the grand final for the race to get a portion of the total K35,000 grand prize.

The ultimate winner receives K20,000, the first runner up gets K10,000 and the third place act will be awarded K5,000.

Aired on the TVWan Life channel last Saturday, 7.30pm, all contestants stepped on stage prepared to give their best.

However, it was NoiZiiK and Vigilante who really stepped up their game, impressing the judging panel right from the start, and Jack Spade going even further, stealing the hearts of the crowd with his magic tricks.

NoiZiiK dropped hot beats with a PNG taste – Manus garamut beat using nothing but vocals. Vigilante crew, despite the small stage space, killed the act with flexible acrobatic flips and moves. Jack Spade took his fans on a journey back to his last performance and through to the present, stepping another level higher.

The semi-final 1 was staged at the Port Moresby Arts Theatre, packed with invited guests, particularly friends and families of the contestants.

The final nine will compete in the second semi-final, set for this Saturday, January 21.

(Picture: YEK Semi Final 1 contestants during a tour of the Digicel Headquaters in Port Moresby)

Gloria Bauai