Chokolaate centerstage 2019 - the 4th edition | Sunday Observer

Chokolaate centerstage 2019 - the 4th edition

Is there a Justin Beiber that lives somewhere deep down inside you? Or do you consider yourself a diva like Beyoncé? Maybe your inspiration is Drake or you want to be as famous as the Beatles? Whatever your musical aspiration is, here is an opportunity to make those dreams a reality.

Chokolaate Centerstage 2019, the most sought after teen talent contest in the country returns for its 4th edition this year in search of the country’s best young talent. Soloists, duos or groups, bands, beat boxers and the latest category of beat boxing groups are all invited to audition on the 7th of September at the Colombo Innovation Tower from 9am onwards. An elite panel of judges will select the finalists who will perform at the grand finale which will be held on the 20th of October 2019 at the Bishop’s College Auditorium.

Shenuka Gunatilleke sang his way to solo glory with a fine rendition of Josh Groban’s You Raise Me Up in last year’s competition while cousins Malithra and Oshara won the Group category.

A young but extremely talented band JukeBox walked away with the top prize in the band category and the inaugural beat box champion was Allister Abeywardene.

This year’s Centerstage 2019 will see the Academy of Design come in as Design & Innovation Partner while Urban Records will be the Record Label Partner. Nehemiah Consultants returns as the Official PR Partner while Kiss FM and Real Radio will be the Official Radio Partners for the event.

Official Photographer is EHP Studios and Anil Balasuriya Films has also partnered as Official Video Production Partner.

Established in 2006, the Chokolaate Magazine has come a long way over the last few decades. The main objective behind the launch of the magazine at the time was to create a platform that highlights the talents of the younger generation and also provide more opportunities, where teenagers from all over the country are allowed to showcase their talents. Centrestage is its second endeavour after the immensely successful Chokolaate Mother daughter Fashion Designer Contest that concluded for the 10th time this year.