Kyan!me 2012 officially kick-started last yesterday with the Kyan!me Auditions at the Hills Shopping Mall.

The audition was filled with performances from past favorite contestants and young upcoming talents. Among those who performed on Sunday was the yoyo guru, Ryan Han who was one of the performers at Kyan!me Convention 2011. He demonstrated a wide variety of slick tricks that defies the laws of gravity.

Kyani!me Auditions 2010 was represented by Anastasia Anne who performed “A Little Pain” from the anime NANA while Saufi Aiman, a sape musician who is representing Sarawak in the Instrumentalist category for Worldstar-Road to Hollywood in Seremban serenaded the crowd with his rendition of “God Knows” from the anime The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi.

In this year’s audition, Ms Chong Lee Shiong got the elusive slot to perform at the 2012 Kyan!me Mini Concert. She will be performing an original by Mazuki Nana entitled Last Scene with the other qualifiers: Angelyn Lim, Chung Jin Huarn, Mr Fu Tun Zen, Maxine Julian, Chung Jin Huarn and the sister group Fire Blizzard.

The Kyan!me Convention will also introduce a Scavenger Hunt for the first time with registrations for the hunt beginning from 15th April 2012 to 30th April 2012 and the hunt itself starting from 1st May 2012 to 20th May 2012.

For more information on the competitions, log on to the Kyan!me Facebook page or send an email to kyanime@gmail.com for more information.