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Beat Box audition-cum-final at ITCC

7th December, 2017

By PAUL MU

KOTA KINABALU: Aspiring youths in Penampang who have talent and skill in entertainment are invited to come for the Sabah Beat Box Battle Season Five and Sabah Talent Star Season Three audition-cum-final at the International Technology and Commercial Centre (ITCC) Penampang on Dec 16.

Borneo Events Production managing director-cum-organiser Peter Dicky Lee said they are eyeing to select 20 persons for each of the contests to enter the final on Dec 17.

“The top five finalists from each contests will proceed to the State-level grand final, schedule to be held after the 2018 Chinese New Year,” said Lee during a press conference at ITCC here yesterday.

“Penampang have a lot of singing and beatboxing talents and we hope to unearth their potentials through these two contests next week.

“We are searching for the representatives from Penampang and those who make it to the final later can also be groom to be our actor or actress in future because our company also produce TV dramas and telemovies,” said Lee. So far the contests have toured Keningau, Tuaran, Kota Marudu and Kota Kinabalu.

Their next visit will be Tawau, Sandakan, Lahad Datu and Semporna where about 80 and 100 contestants will make the cut to vie for the grand final next year, he said.

ITCC group general manager Ceasar Mandela Malakun who was pleased to support the contests and sponsored the venue said: “The events have created a platform for Penampang youths to get exposure and recognition for their talents and skills before a bigger audience.”

“We can see such wonderful events will bring out the talents not only in Penampang but also in Sabah. We welcome any future event to be held here to nurture the youths,” said Ceasar, adding that the atrium of the complex can hold some 1,000 people.

ITCC also have the capacity to hold bigger events in future as it have a 30,000 sq ft exhibition centre and banquet hall which can put up 170 tables at any one time, he said.

The complex developed by Sabanilam Enterprise Sdn Bhd opened for business on Aug 25, this year will soon be boosted by the MM Cineplex, a Singapore-based company.

“They will be coming to Sabah and this will be their first outlet in East Malaysia. “It will be equipped with eight screens with a seating capacity of 1,000 people.

“We are very excited to have a cinema in ITCC and it will be open by the first-half of next year as they are now in the process of carrying out the renovation,” said Ceasar.

The champion in the Beat Box battle will get RM300 while the first and second runners-up will each receive RM200 and RM100.

The top three winners for the talent star will pocket RM500, RM300 and RM200.

The most popular and best performance of both contests will each be rewarded RM100. All the winners will also be given a trophy and a certificate. There is no age limit to enter the contests as it welcome everybody.

The contests are organised by Borneo Events Production in collaboration with ITCC Penampang and KDCA youth council.

   
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