BY ALICE NANTARA
SOLO Icon 2017 has now approached its finale with much well-rehearsed performances that will surely continue to set the bar high for future contestants.
Speaking with the Team Leader for the Global Youth Leadership Nexus Mr Jeffery Alacky yesterday, he confirmed that a total of 14 contestants from all three categories have made it to the finals.
With some of the big names in our local music industry taking the lead in judging the grand finals, Mr Alacky is optimistic in the outcome of the upcoming finale.
“Finalists have proven themselves perfectionists and it will be a tough competition where the outcome is unpredictable.”
According to the panel of judges and Mr Alacky, the contestants are all talented and good performers and if any of them happen to fail, it will not because he or she isn’t good enough but because of the song choice.
“This is how good the contestants have become as they mature within the show, hitting all the right notes and their only downfall will be their song choice.”
Mr Alacky also stated that since 2006, Global Youth Leadership Nexus have been actively involved and have always been a major sponsor since the programme started 10 years back.
Asked if there have been some help from the Government or ministries, Alacky said that so far only the Ministry of Women and Youth and Australian High Commission that have offered assistance.
Government has also promised to pitch in anytime soon but so far still no positive feedback forthcoming.
The Finale will be held at the Multi-Purpose Hall on the Sunday October 8 with a panel of judges made up of well-known local artists.