Step towards stardom

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 11 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 11 July, 2012, 12:00am


More than 500 students and parents gathered at the hall of Diocesan Boys' School last Saturday for the semi-finals of this year's Supernova singing contest.

The event's 25 acts - individual singers as well as groups - had been selected from 370 initial contestants through six preliminary heats held in April and May.

Only 10 of them would make it to the final.

In front of a loudly cheering audience, some contestants played their musical instruments, while others performed a cappella.

One contestant had even composed his own song for the competition. 'I wrote the song the night I broke up with my girlfriend,' said Jonathan Luk from Creative Secondary School, who was named one of the 10 finalists.

Guests on the night included the student band Davis and the CriminaWs, a dance crew from Wah Yan College Kowloon.

'I was very surprised [by the contestants' performances]. Several times I put down my pen and stopped writing comments because I just wanted to listen,' said Anna Ng, one of the three judges and a soprano for a cappella group Zense.

Beside the 10 winners of the semis, the two winners of an online revival challenge with the most number of 'likes' for their photo on the Supernova 2012 Facebook page will also make the cut.

The grand final will be held at 7pm on August 8 at EMAX Starhall in Kowloon Bay.

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