About One's Countdown to the New Year
This New Year's Eve, TV ONE will be celebrating the end of year with glitz, glamour and a show-stopping spread of entertainment finishing with a spectacular fireworks display from the top of the Sky City Tower at midnight.
Hosted by TV favourite Jason Gunn and newcomer, Matt Gibb, the show will be broadcast from the Sky City Theatre and the best of New Zealand's performers will entertain viewers with their favourite hit songs.
Central to the show is the Freshly Squeezed Talent Quest, a nationwide search to find fresh new Kiwi singers to perform for the first time on a national stage. There are three categories people can enter under; Male Vocal, Female Vocal, and Vocal Group and it's up to viewer's votes to decide who will win each category.
All winners receive a cash prize and winners that are aged 20 years or older also win the opportunity to sing at Sky City Casino venues for a month.
The talent quest closed on Sunday 28 November. Successful candidates will be invited to attend auditions across the country between 30 November - 7 December. 12 finalists will be then invited to perform on the show and face the public's vote.