Kittitian Superstar is a singing competition which started in the federation of St Kitts and Nevis in 2004. The initial plan for KSS was to have young adults competing in song in an effort to obtain the title of Kittitian Superstar.
It was only in 2010 the Kittitian Superstar was changed from seniors to having the children in the spotlight thus the establishment of Kittitian Superstar Juniors. The junior competition had two sections ages six (6) to nine (9) and ages ten (10) to twelve (12), with participants representing different villages.
The mastermind behind the KSS competition, Mr. St Clair ‘Chico’ Guishard, explained to Miyvue.com, that he thought that hosting the contest was essential as it provides assistance to the nation as youth have been getting involved in the negatives.
Twenty (20) of the best children singers have been selected to take part in this year’s KSS, ten in each sections. The selection took place after the children auditioned over the telephone on the popular radio programme, the ‘Jump Off Show’, which is normally aired on the ZIZ Radio.
Mr. Guishard also mentioned that there will be a change for this year, “for the sing offs the contestants will be singing acapella and in the finals they will be allowed to sing with music”
The television version will premiered on Thursday 25th August, 2011, in honour as it was in 2010 of Miss Karence DeCosta, a past winner of KSS, who lost her life in a traffic accident in St Thomas, USVI back in 2009.
Singers will be judged as follows, Clarity (20), Intonation (20), Suitability (20) and Performance (40). Karina Phillips, Rohlensha Henry and Makeila Armstrong will act as judges for the second time around.
The competition would also feature a mentoring program which will be conducted by a number of local artistes and other motivators, here participants would learn more about the workings of the music industry.