Matariki Star Search 2017 Finalists

Star Search Finalists Announced

The finalists going through to the Matariki Star Search ​2017 Finale have been announced.

Twelve finalists and one wildcard act will compete for prizes in Dance, Ngā​​ Māhi a Rē​hia o te Ao and Singing categories at the Matariki Star Search Finale from 6pm on Wednesday 19 July at the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre.

Over 50 acts auditioned over four nights and narrowing the field to twelve finalists was nearly impossible. Judges, organisers and audiences were stunned by the calibre shown by performers throughout the competition so far.

Judges Mercia-Dawn Yates, Janaye Biddle-Kite, Pere Paul and Neihana Mackey-Harrison scored the acts in each category and also gave feedback to performers. Based on the judge's scores, this year's Matariki Star Search Finalists are...

The Finalists 

​Ahipukahu. Te Ahu & Ngarangi​Kahu & Christian




​Madelyn​Meihana​Miss Poppy


​Paretoroa​Ruaeo​Te Pumanawa


​Waitahi​#MSS17​Te Waikura

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