Because of the currently ongoing financial difficulty of Radiance, The Jury-Poll-Televote cannot be realized, and also, the contest instead will be broadcast on Horizon, a joint venture between Anturian Television System (58%) and KordiaMentha (42%), “It’s saddening”, says Anturian HoD Pieter Kim, “Because of the broadcaster’s(Radiance-red) financial difficulty, the contest will be broadcast on Horizon, and also we’ll stick to the 100% jury system for now, sorry about that”. However, to compensate it, Horizon has announced that they are adding two juries from the non-music professionals and replaced H.B Ambarwati (she is very busy dubbing shows) with another professional, and now, the jury panel consists of:
-Christine Mapinduzi: Folk musician, novelist.
-Karolina Rabbani: Singer, Songwriter, Former WorldVision Participant.
-Ibrahim Leong: Director of SaLiNas-Sony Music, former opera singer (baritone).
-Pia Nurul Kholidah: Housewife, online seller.
-Kim Hwang-jun: Architect.
Wow. This edition is turning out to be one of many colours.