Voting for Kollaboration Star 2013 Finalists Opens
Kollaboration Star2013 will open online voting for the selection of its finalists on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 12 AM PDT on its Facebook page. The voting system will remain open for 3 days until Thursday, October 17, 2013, closing at 11:59 PDT. During this time, the public will be able to vote for their favorite competitors from the winners of the local Kollaboration talent competitions in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Toronto, Atlanta, Houston, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, East Lansing, Boston, Dallas, and Honolulu.
Out of the thirteen city representatives, the five contestants with the highest number of votes will move on as finalists, while a sixth finalist will be selected by Kollaboration as a Wild Card. All six finalists will then be flown out to Los Angeles to compete in the finale show at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on November 16th for the $20,000 Grand Prize and share the stage with some of the most prominent names in Asian American entertainment- Drunken Tiger, Yoon Mi Rae, Bizzy, Paul PK Kim, Mike Song, KRNFX, and David So.
The thirteen potential finalists for Kollaboration Star 2013 are already displaying a diverse array of performance mediums and talents. The roster includes internationally recognized poetry slam champions, soulful bands from notable universities such as UC Berkeley and University of Washington, musical acts who’ve established a name for themselves in their local music scenes as well as a MBC Star Audition finalist and former trainee of CUBE Entertainment. Each city’s representative is listed below:
- ATLANTA – ANTHONY BUI, spoken word
- BOSTON – DEREK HSU, Chinese yo‐yo
- CHICAGO – ALVIN LAU, spoken word artist
- DALLAS – KASSY LEVELS, vocal/keyboard
- EAST LANSING – CHRIS LEE, vocal/piano
- HONOLULU – DA ARAZ, band
- HOUSTON – MIKEY SILVERIO, beatboxing
- LOS ANGELES – JOHN & DANIEL RHEE, band
- NEW YORK – IZZY, rapper/producer
- SAN FRANCISCO – &BLUE, band
- SEATTLE – TROY & ARIEL, spoken word/composer
- TORONTO – PLAITWRIGHTS AND CHARLESTON RELAY, band
- WASHINGTON DC – DAVE YOON, vocal
To learn more about each of the thirteen city representatives, please visit www.kollaboration.org. Voting will take place on the Kollaboration Star Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KollaborationStar. Tickets to Kollaboration Star 2013 are now available for purchase through Ticketmaster.