Day 5 – The competition is on the move – from Queenstown to Auckland

Day 5 is travel day – flying all 16 Competitors and backstage team up to Auckland for the semi-final and finale performances at the Auckland Town Hall.

It was a particularly early start for our 6 semi-finalists – who gathered on the shores of Lake Whakatipu for a final photoshoot in the early morning light.

If you couldn’t get to Queenstown or catch any of the livestreams for the first two Quarter Final rounds – never fear!

Our Livestream dream team of JX Live/ RNZ Concert and TomTom productions have delivered fantastic quality footage which is now available to view on our MHIVC Youtube Channel.

We will be adding all performance sessions across the entire competition and will keep you posted as the competition progresses.

The Audience Prize is live… it’s time to have your say! 

Online voting for our Audience Prize is now open and ready for you to lodge your preferences. Each voter has the opportunity to ‘vote’ once per round (there are 4 rounds, including the Final). Our voting system is a voter preference system, which means you will rank the players in order of your most ‘preferred’, with 1 being your favourite.

You simply need to follow the link below and click on your favourite performers in order of preference. You can also drag & drop photos to change the order of preference as you go too.

The Audience Prize is about how artists communicate with their audience, so this is your chance to tell us who really ‘spoke’ to you during their performance.


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