Twinkle Twinkle Little Star back in August 2023 |14 February 2023
After a three-year break due the Covid-19 pandemic, the famous children’s talent show ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ will return with back-to-back shows on August 19 and 20, 2023.
This was announced by Bennet Accouche, the creator and artistic director of this much-loved talent show.
Registration forms are available at the Conservatoire of Performing Arts and at the National Art and Crafts Council (NACC).
Sir Bennet explained that again the criteria to take part are very strict. Children should be aged from five to nine years old, must have a good singing voice and be outspoken and not shy to take part as a little star.
“Only 15 little stars will be selected after doing an audition. Every year, an average of 150 children apply and for the audition, the candidate can choose their own song or I can give them one. The show will be based on a theme,” said Sir Bennet.
Another new addition this year is the new children’s choir which will be composed of 30 members. The children must be in P5, P6 and S1 and they all have to go through an audition. Former little stars who want to join can do so without doing an audition.
As has been the case for other previous shows, the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star will also feature kids with special talents.
“A former little star who is now an adult will also be there and we will have guest artists. A new children’s choir will also be part of the show like during previous years. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star will also have dance performance by kids and other surprise performances,” shared Sir Bennet.
Local artist Vurna will accompany Sir Bennet for the 2023 Twinkle Twinkle Star.
For 18 years, Sir Bennet has been in charge of the national children’s choir that was based at the School of Music. He left in 2010 and formed Les Rossignols, a choir made up of children from the different children’s homes. He also formed Twinkle Choir (children’s choir made up of former little stars).
He is a firm believer in children and music and he said “music performance can help build up confidence and boost self-esteem. It is very important to start at an early age, especially with the many bad influences around”.
Forms for both the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and choir can be obtained at the Conservatoire of Performing Arts or National Art and Crafts Council. For queries, please contact Bennet Accouche on 2728984 or the Conservatoire of Performing Arts on telephone number 4322321.
The accompanying photos show some highlights of past shows.