Nov 27, 2011

Nagaland Music: Naga Orpheus Hunt’s 7 finalists

by Al Ngullie

Six finalists and a wildcard have scrapped through the last round of eliminations from the talent hunt Naga Orpheus Hunt 2011. Backed by live rock group, Incipit, 11 contestants had a shot at a vernacular and an English round.

From 11 contestants the evening initially brought down the contestants to six. Imtisenla, Sungtinaro Zarina Longchar, Athrong Sangtam, Kokliba Jing’s and Vetulu were the six contestants who made it to the finals based on the votes received and the Judges scores. 

After the round’s  performances Tsapila Anar, who was among the five eliminated contestants wooed the judges and made her way back into the show joining the top 6 finalists  finally leaving the show with Top 7 finalists. 

Top 7 Finalists

Athrong Sangtam                      

Tsapila Anar                                

Vetulu Curhah                          

Sungtinaro Zarina Longchar    


Kokliba Jings
The event was Judged by well-known Media personality and designer Bambi Kevichusa, musician Tali Angh and lead guitarist of one of India’s most prolific bands, Rudy Wallang of the blues rock group Soulmate.

The Top 7 finalists will be performing at the Hornbill’s achievers night on December 1 before they finally perform at the grand finale on December 15 at the M-fest in Mokokchung.

The final round of Voting starts on November 27. Voting cards are available at Crescendo Music Store Dimapur, Virtual Point Kechuchar Building in Mokokchung and Lineage Enterprises, Opp new Nst bus station in Kohima. 

(All photographs: courtesy Naga Orpheus Hunt 2011)


  1. ....wish 2 watch their performances... ne possible wae 2 watch it????

  2. Interesting and informative post.
    Will check out if there are videos online ...hehe