Disney holds Hannah Montana Pop Star auditions in Mumbai

MUMBAI: Disney Channel‘s Hannah Montana -The Big Pop Star Dream auditions were held on 24 May in Mumbai.

The closed door auditions selected 400 finalists from over 2000 kids. These kids sang and grooved to Bollywood hits and songs from Disney Channel Original Movies - High School Musica 1 and High School Musical 2.

These performances will be reviewed by Anushka Manchanda, the pop star of the VIVA band fame.

The final winner will feature in a music video that will play out for a month prior to the new season show of Hannah Montana. The winner will also get to meet Hannah Montana in US and feature on the cover of the Disney Adventures magazine.

Disney Channel is touring Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata to "help tweens discover the star within themselves". The channel will fly the four semi-finalists to Mumbai to give them a complete Hannah Montana makeover and record the Hannah Montana title track in Hindi. The vignettes of these four semi finalists‘ performances will then be aired on Disney Channel for an audience poll.

Walt Disney Television International (India) AD and SVO Antoine Villeneuve said, "Hannah Montana - The Big Pop Star dream offers kids across the nation an opportunity to express themselves and pursue their dreams. We are extremely happy to see so many tweens across the country emulate Hannah Montana while they demonstrate their passion for music and dance."

One lucky fan among the Disney Channel viewers, who participates in the voting to select the final winner, will also win a chance to accompany the contest winner to meet Hannah Montana in the US.

Other prizes to be won include guitars, accessories and loads of Hannah merchandise.

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