THE long awaited return of the people’s show is over as StarBrite Season 8 swings to life for auditions amidst a craving from “wanna be artists” and natural talent across the breadth and width of Zimbabwe - scouting for tomorrow’s big thing – inthe arts industry.
Now that the people’s favourite reality television show is back on the road, citizens and aspiring talents who hope to grab this big opportunity can finally get the chance by registering to participate and contest, as the StarBrite juggernaut sweeps across the nation, since auditions have already begun at an ecstatic rate like never seen before.
This season, the trail kicked off in Harare South constituency where the response was overwhelming with hundreds auditioning, fighting for the right to be elevated to the next stage of the show.However, from that huge number, only 21 artists managed to qualify for the next level. Singers dominated the final qualifying slots, compared to dancers, poets and comedians.
The next stop saw the StarBrite team landing in one of Harare’s oldest suburbs - where plenty of artists are being nurtured and groomed, especially those from the popular Zimdancehall genre’ – Mbare.
What an awe-inspiring response the StarBrite team got from the “ghetto youths” with over a hundred youths lining up to be the next star. However, like the Harare South auditions, the Mbare show also witnessed 21 aspiring artists being elevated to the next round of the show.
From there onwards, the show progressed to Harare’s oldest suburb, Highfield before embarking on a marathon – making pit-stops in Glenview, Mufakose, Kuwadzana and Chitungwiza for auditions, respectively.
All shows drew a lot of youths and old people alike, as dreams never die!
The Chitungwiza show kick-started a voyage outside the capital to Marondera and Hwedza, both of which are in Mashonaland East province. Artists left judges in awe with their lively and energetic performances.
Currently, the StarBrite rollercoaster is in Mutare and probably a few hours from your province – don’t get left out – this could be the major breakthrough you have been yearning for, all this while.
Producers and organisers of the show have already released the season’s Road Map.
Join the stars as they shine on StarBrite. StarBrite, its your time to shine!!!