Jorhat hosts Voice of North East 2010 audition

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Jorhat (Assam), May 31 (ANI): The third audition of the "VOICE OF NORTH EAST, 2010" was held at Pitambar Deva Goswami Auditorium here on May 29 and 30.

The Jorhat audition was organized by SMILE, a socio-cultural organization, based in Silchar.and supported by PHENIX a cultural organization from Jorhat.

Hundreds of enthusiastic contestant from Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya turned up for the fifth phase of the 2010 auditions held at Jorhat.

After two sessions of auditions - an Acappella round and another round of singing with an instrumental accompaniment, and after a lot of scrutiny and criticism from the judges, six contestants finally made it through to the screening round, scheduled to be held in the month of July.

The judges for the auditions were Tsali Sangtam (Naga Idol 2007 contestant), Yutsung and Asem Jamir.

The auditions did go on successfully, with friends and relatives of the contestants turning up to witness the auditions and give moral support.

A strong eleven member Hunting Boots Inc team, the organizer of the Naga Idol 5.10, arrived Tuensang on May 24 evening.

However, the bumpy road, pot holes and the tiring journey to Tuensang was forgotten by the visiting team on seeing the district partners - Tuensang Town Chang Students' Union - who made all arrangements for the comfortable stay of the visitors.

The contestants from Tuensang who made it to the screening round of Naga Idol 5.10 are A Choba Chang, David Ben, Chongshenmongba C. Chang, Yopichem and Mary.

For the convenience of all, the audition for the contestants from Kiphire was held at Tuensang, where the lone contestant from Kiphire, Thsaropi, made it to the screening round.

The next auditions will be held at Japfu Hotel, Kohima on May 29, which will be held for aspiring contestants from Phek and Kohima districts.

With five contestants from Tuensang and one from Kiphire, the number of contestants making it to the Naga Idol 5.10 screening round has now gone up to twenty-five. (ANI)

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