‘Mishmi Idol’ contest underway

[ Karyir Riba ]
ROING, Jan 27: Twenty singers out of a total of 49 made it to the next round of the ‘Mishmi Idol’ contest during the mega audition held at Tezu, in Lohit district, on Monday.
They were selected by judges Leena Tamai, Dr Sokhep Kri and Anyiyu Mena, who are also established singers of the Mishmi community.
‘Mishmi Idol’ is a singing competition for people belonging to the Mishmi community (Idu Mishmi, Miju Mishmi and Digaru Mishmi). The competition is aimed at identifying the singing talents of the community.
Apart from the prize money, the top three ‘Mishmi idols’ will get a direct entry to the mega auditions of the ‘Arunachal Idol’ contest, secretary of the talent hunt, Ibi Mepo, informed.
Earlier, the 49 contestants had been shortlisted from four zonal auditions which had been held at Roing (Lower Dibang Valley), Anini (Dibang Valley), Tezu (Lohit) and Hayuliang (Anjaw).
The quarterfinals will be held during the Reh celebration here in Lower Dibang Valley on 1 February.
The event is being organised with the help of community funding.