Eight schools are represented at the event organised by the Cook Islands Music Association, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture Development (MCOD).
Local musician and singer Kutia Tuteru has visited the schools over the past weeks to work with the children, and yesterday, rehearsals were held at the National Auditorium.
The judges will consider the delivery of the song, the voice, and the stage presence. Each child will sing a Maori song of their choice, to be judged by Merle Pukerua, Teata Nga, Sonny Daniel, Tuaine Papatua and Henry Taripo.
The show starts at 6pm Thursday. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for kids.
The junior song quest singers are: Samson Ngamata (Takitumu), Emma Joy Motu (Avarua), Alice Mareta Ria (Rutaki), Grace Tangaroa (Avarua), Michaela Tangatakino (Nikao), Terai Heather (Arorangi), Eitia Taylor (Te Uki Ou), Esther Taokia (Arorangi), Toto Tiaore (Nikao), KPL Maeva (Rutaki), Teremoana Metuakore (Papaaroa), Jubilee Jubilee (Akatemia), Aleida Tere (Te Uki Ou), Jeremiah Kaimarama (Arorangi), Hanna Sivo (Akatemia), Kahana Ellison (Takitumu), Maihanarei Short (Avarua), Lina Tua (Nikao), Anna Kamikamica (Papaaroa) and Jaselle Areora (Te Uki Ou).