Yu Em Khax

The driving force behind NoiZiiK’s win

This was one of the main force behind the win of NoiZiiK – as Yu Em Khax winner.

“Beatboxing is fairly new or has just been revived and so there were many critics right from the start, many who perceived us as only noise and this drove us to get better and still is driving us,” Lazor Marx said.

Both boys crawled out of their shell and stepped higher at the grand-final. 

And if it was not for the public critics, the judges also did some of the pushing for the NoiZiiK duo.

A new magician in town

He is in his early teens and is currently an apprentice to the nation’s favourite – Jack Spade.

In his mission to grow the talent, Jack Spade randomly selected 10 boys around the same age who showed interest and taught them a simple magic trick.

It was Jemo Magical who followed the rules as laid out and showed eagerness to learn more.

Jemo Magical has already performed with Jack Spade in some gigs around their hometown of Popondetta, Northern Province.

But at the moment, he performs as a mute magician.

Yu Em Khax magician aims to pioneer PNG’s magic industry

And when announced as the first runner-up, it was not the K10,000 price money that made him smile but the idea that he already had an audience in place.

“I did not start off with Yu Em Khax for the money in the beginning. Rather, I saw it as the platform I was waiting for. I’ve been climbing step by step in my career and Yu Em Khax came along when I was looking for a way to advertise my skill to a bigger audience,” he said.

The win is a complementary success in his path and Jack Spade is taking the next step in his career.

Vigilante thanks fans for support at Yu Em Khax finals

For the first few seconds, Izzy stands in front of his dance crew, swinging the knife in between both hands, as fierce like a warrior.

The room lights up and Vigilante breaks into traditional dance moves synchronising then forms a pyramid moving forward.

Reaching the stage front, the group then transit into a more modern routine, bringing flips and spins and incorporating acrobatic shapes in between.

As the name says it, they took the stage, killed their moves, had fun, and took out K5000 in third place.

YEK judges hit the stage

The audience to the grand-final of Yu Em Khax were in for a surprise when two of the judges, who are local musicians, took to the stage to entertain them.

But dAdiigii and Meriani Masani weren’t the only local celebrities in the house that night.

Opening the night was hip-hop artist Sprigga Mek, dropping the tune of Yu Em Khax, live!

Still in his formal attire – a grey suit, dAdiigii stepped onto the stage, set the reggae groove with two items preceding the talent acts of the night.

Brother B13 dancing their way up with Yu Em Khax

B13, is a dance group made up of two brothers - Greg and Adolf Kaona, who reside in Lae Morobe Province.

The duo made it through the Lae heat of Digicel Play’s Yu Em Khax talent show, through the semi-finals and will be competing in the grand-final.

If there’s another thing they’re grateful to the show for, it’s making it possible for them to see the capital city – Port Moresby.

According to the eldest, Adolf, the brothers have been dancing since they were children.

PNG’s ultimate Khax to be revealed this Sunday on TVWAN Life

The locally-produced Digicel Play TV show is a first of its kind talent show profiling Papua New Guinea’s most talented, unique and brightest entertainers.

The winner of the show will walk away with K20, 000, second place will receive K10,000 and a K5,000 prize will go to the third placed act.

After two exciting semi-final rounds, six of the most talented acts have made it into the inaugural grand finale on Sunday night. The top six acts that will battle it out in front of the judges to be crowned PNG’s ultimate khax include:

K20, 000 up for grabs in Yu Em Khax finale

The first-of-its-kind show was launched in October 2016 to showcase and profile Papua New Guineas most talented, unique and brightest entertainers.

The talent show started from Port Moresby, travelling to Lae, Mt Hagen and Kokopo in search of unique talents, bringing singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, poets, illusionists and magicians on the same stage.

Winners from each heat competed in Port Moresby where three acts were identified from each semi-final event.

Semi-final 1: NoiZiiK, Vigilante dance crew and Jack Spade the magician.

Second Yu Em Khax semi-final set to wow viewers this Sunday

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.

I am more of an entertainer says YEK semi-finalist

And he sure is different.

Deviating from the usual bad boy aura most male dancers possess on stage, Bradley’s moves tend to be more feminine.

“I don’t just entertain by dancing but by having a comedy side to it. It’s a combination of break-dance moves, traditional dance moves and fun,” he explains.

Kanao, from Central and Chimbu Province, is 19 years old and has been dancing for more than 10 years.

“I see a dance move, I’ll get that idea and then have my own twist to it,” he said.