Nepali music and dance lovers across the globe have the biggest opportunity to showcase their talent to win the highest cash prize of NRs 10,000,000 – for which auditions are currently being held.
‘Mero Voice Universe’ and ‘Mero Dance Universe’ auditions have been held in US, Europe, the Middle East, India, Thailand, Nepal and Australia. A total of 120 in each show are scheduled to be selected for final rounds in Kathmandu.
Sponsored by the US-based Intra Foundation, the competition aims to unite far-flung Nepali diasporas. Foundation’s chairman Dilli Adhikari said, “We started this to promote, preserve and protect the cultural identity of the Nepali people. We want our younger generation to know their origins, their culture, and their tradition, so they don’t lose their identity.
Any individual over 18 years can compete for the title of ‘Mero Voice Universe’ and ‘Mero Dance Universe,’ which will be broadcast on Nepalese TV and YouTube later this month. The shows are expansions of Intra Foundation’s previous productions, ‘Mero Voice Cup’ and ‘Mero Dance Cup,’ which only accepted participants residing in the US.
The winners, first runners-up and second runners-up of the reality shows will get a purse of Rs 10 million, Rs 3 million and Rs 2 million, respectively, the foundation said.