Sielmat (Manipur): Singer Christina Shakum is hoping for the best to happen when she performs at the Grand Finale of the Manipur Idol Season 1 on Saturday (May 27).
She will join seven others in the final leg of the contest at the MFDC Auditorium in Imphal on May 27, 2017. The programme will begin at 4 pm.
The talent contest is organised by Tingteila Production House and preparations for the event had began back in September 2016.
According to sources, Ms Shakum will be singing again in English as the contest is set for western music. “My sister will be singing ‘Who’s Loving You’,” said Joshua Shakum, Christina’s brother.
The audition rounds were held last year across districts in Manipur.
The winner of Hmar Students’ Association Platinum Star 2014 Contest went through various levels of the contest in 2016. The young and talented singer from Khawmawi village had been singing since the age of four, according to family sources.
The final contenders for Manipur Idol Season 1 are:
1. Barkha Ayekpam, Imphal
2. Anand Singh, Imphal
3. Joyhring Hrangbung, Chandel
4. Darthang Sungnem, Chandel
5. Urngayam Luiyainao Shimray, Ukhrul
6. Asim Wanbe, Senapati
7. Christina Shakum, Churachandpur
8. Dr. Lingsangmi Ys, Ukhrul.
The winner of Manipur Idol Season I will take home Rs 2 lakhs.