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Next Star is a Romanian reality competition television series broadcast on the Romanian television station Antena 1. It debuted in 2013. The focus of the series was to discover singing talent in those aged 3 to 13 years. The top prize is 20,000 euros.[1] The series is presented by Dan Negru, and contestants are assessed by a jury of professionals. Famous performers from Romania and elsewhere occasionally take part to co-sing with the children.

The show was launched in 2013 and the first winner was Omar Arnaout, a Romanian of mixed Lebanese-Romanian origin.[2] In later seasons, children from other countries were qualified to participate to become "Next Star International". Also besides solo participants, children band were also allowed to take part in competition.

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The juryEdit

The original jury was composed of Pepe, CRBL, Alina Eremia and Dorian Popa. For 5 seasons the jury was composed of Pepe, Connect-R, Maria Cârneci, Lora and Vasile Muraru.[3] In the ninth season, the jury changed to be composed of Pepe, Lidia Buble and Dorian Popa.

WinnersEdit

  • Omar Arnaout (season 1: 2013); Runner-up: Teodora Sava
  • Vanessa Marzavan (season 2: 2013)
  • Rose Marie Lanciu (season 3: 2014)
  • Isabela Pampărau (season 4: 2014)
  • Emily Moskailenco (season 5: 2015)
  • Andrea Tucaliuc (season 6: 2016)
  • Yasmina Butilă (season 7: 2016)
  • Katia Carbune (season 8: 2017)
  • Mihai Dobre (season 9: 2018)

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