29 March 2016
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Fifty Idols crew members have arrived in Bali to prepare for the shooting. Twenty talented young singers competing in the world’s most popular talent show broadcast in the Netherlands will go head to head in the live shows. Four Dutch celebrities act as members of the jury panel for the show. They include TV host of the Voice of Holland, Martin Krabbe; international DJ, Roland Molendijk; and international pop star Eva Simons.
During their stay in Bali, all crew members will stay at Sanur Village Hotel in Sanur. They will get an opportunity to visit several popular tourist destinations in Bali such as Ubud, Nusa Lembongan, Tanah Lot, Uluwatu, Kuta, and many more. They will also be able to enjoy Balinese traditional culinary options and experience relaxing massages and sports facilities. Those services are provided to lure Dutch TV viewers to stay in Bali as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Netherlands Idols has recently commenced its fifth season, after a long break since the last season concluded in 2008. Celebrating the long awaited return, they have decided to make something “out of the box”, in which shooting auditions will take place overseas. Martin Krabbe, one of the jury members, said that the 20 talented young singers were picked from at least 10,000 people who had applied for the show. From Bali, he said, the show would pick only five contestants who would move to the next stage. Speaking about his fourth visit to Bali, Krabbe said he had a beautiful experiences on the island in the past. "I always feel I am really welcomed and it’s so nice to be in Bali. This is really a beautiful place," the popular TV host said.
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A ferry capsized in the strait between the islands of Bali and Java on Friday and TV footage showed passengers standing on its side then jumping into the sea as the boat sank in placid waters.
Official statements about how many people were rescued ranged from 41 to 71.
Didi Hamzar, head of Bali's Search and Rescue Agency, said the ship's manifest listed 51 people on board including 14 crewmen. Passenger boats are frequently overloaded in Indonesia. He told TVOne that 10 people were missing based on the manifest.
Footage broadcast by TVOne showed other ships in the background as the ferry, Tafelia 2, sank in the narrow Bali Strait. It languished on its side before capsizing.
Boats are a popular and relatively cheap form of transportation in the world's largest archipelago nation which spans more than 17,000 islands with a population of 256 million. Sea accidents are common, with safety regulations often poorly enforced.
The ferry was enroute from Gilimanuk port in Bali to Banyuwangi on Java.
A local navy chief said a total of 71 people have been rescued without any casualties.