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Which 6 contestants are now through to the Star Search 2019 final?

After battling it out in a round of dancing, acting and improv challenges, the first group of finalists has been chosen.

Which 6 contestants are now through to the Star Search 2019 final?

The six finalists from the first show are: (from left) Zane Lim, Vanessa Ho, Juin Teh, Jernelle Oh, Chang Hio Cheng and Herman Keh. (Photo: Mediacorp)

The first six Star Search 2019 finalists have been revealed after a night of serious competition on Sunday (Oct 6).

At the start of the night, the show’s hosts announced that one of the contestants – Tan Hao Thian – had left the show for personal reasons, leaving only 23 remaining hopefuls.A scene from the Semi Final show. (Photo: Mediacorp)

Eleven of them then competed for a spot in the final in the first of two semi-final shows. They danced, appeared in WeMovie co-starring 1999 Star Search winner Jeff Wang, and also flexed their acting skills on the spot.

At the end of it, six contestants advanced to the next round: Zane Lim, Vanessa Ho, Chang Hio Cheng, Herman Keh, Jernelle Oh and Juin Teh.

The judging panel was made up of veteran filmmaker Man Shu Sum, Taiwanese actress-host Phoebe Huang, Hong Kong actor Bowie Lam, as well as a group of industry professionals.

Contestants during the dance challenge. (Photo: Mediacorp)

One of the guest judges, Singapore Tatler editor Terence Lim, said: “I was pleasantly surprised by their overall performing standards. They were confident, creative and generally pleasing to the eye. Also, it takes a lot of guts to be strutting your stuff in front of an audience and on live TV, so kudos to them all.”

Star Search Semi Final 2 will run on Sunday, Oct 13. The Grand Final will take place on Nov 3.

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Source: CNA/sr