Search on for top star

2016-06-22 06:00

THE singing competition TopStar, sponsored by the Shoprite Group, marks its ten-year anniversary this year. It allows ordinary retail workers to exercise correct choices to maximise their opportunities.

The competition is run by the Shoprite Group for their employees throughout Africa. These include staff from stores of the Checkers, Shoprite, Usave, House & Home, OK Furniture, Liquor Shop, Computicket, MediRite and Hungry Lion chains. Anyone in Africa can enter, provided they work for the sponsoring group of companies.

The TopStars semifinal roadshow takes place annually. This year, it runs from 5 to 27 July. The search for the 2016 TopStar starts in Bloemfontein on 5 July at the President Hotel.

The judging panel puts together a list of semifinalists from over 1 000 entries and will travel through Africa in search of the Shoprite Group’s 2016 TopStar. At each event, semifinalists will be given performance coaching and motivation in order to prepare for their moment in the spotlight. There will be performances by South Africa’s top artists and celebrity personalities.

The initiative has grown from strength to strength by empowering workers and instilling the belief that anything they strive for is possible.

The producer of the initiative, renowned singer Mynie Grové, says this project has been most fulfilling.

“Knowing how powerful the tool of music is and having had great opportunities and experiences as a singer, songwriter and producer, it simply made sense to put my experience to good use when the opportunity presented itself.”

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