(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- Forty-two young, talented Omani children out of 200 contenders who auditioned for the voice talent show are now competing to bring home the most coveted grand prize of RO2,000 from Oman Shabab Radio's weekly competition, sponsored by McDonald's. The talent show is held every Thursday at Muscat Grand Mall.
Oman Radio is airing on its Youth Channel amazing Omani voices, from age 7 to 17 years. Each participant is looking forward to getting fabulous prizes. The first place winner will get RO2,000, and second place winner will get RO1,500; third and fourth winners will get RO1,000 and RO500, respectively.
The weekly talent competition started from January and will culminate in March. The competition finalists will be evaluated through certain criteria: 30 per cent by audience votes and 70 per cent by a panel of judges, namely, Ibrahim al Mantheri, director and melodist, Khawla al Siyabi, singing artist and Mohammed Bakori, musician and melodist.
'McDonald's Oman takes great pride in supporting and building young Omani talents and inspiring them to pursue their dreams. We believe that the singing talent competition provides a friendly yet challenging environment for the performers which paves the way to the development of their self-confidence and motivate them to always give their best,' said Ali K Daud, president of McDonald's Oman.
Saif al Hilal, event organiser from Oman Shabab Radio, said, 'The competition is intended to recognise and develop young Omani talents. We are proud that the singing competition has prompted numerous Omani children and youth to tap into their voice talent and helped them realise their potential. We are happy to have initiated this radio programme and thank McDonald's for its support.'