Some Kind of Wonderful will take you on a really fun journey into Hi-5's new quest to find three new members! A short list of 50 talented young people from a worldwide search vie for three spots in Hi-5!
In Hi-5's first ever cinema release, Hi-5 will take you behind the scenes on a roller coaster ride where you'll join your Hi-5 friends Stevie and Lauren, and see what being part of the Hi-5 family is really about!
Alongside a creative judging panel, Fely, Casey, and Tim also help to find the people who will replace them in Hi-5.
So come sing and dance along to your favourite Hi-5 songs with Stevie, Lauren, Casie, Fely, Tim, and 50 hopefuls for... Some Kind of Wonderful!
I went to the Hoyts Jr session of Hi-5 Some Kind of Wonderful with my two daughters (4.5 and 3) on the day it opened. Tickets were only $7 each ($21 for 3 of us to go to the cinema is a bargain.) It was only 60 minutes long which was the perfect length for a preschooler's attention span and bladder.
This was unlike any Hi-5 we had seen before it was more of a documentary. I thought it was a cross between Hi-5 and Australian Idol as there were fifty hopefuls trying for three places (two female and one male) in Hi-5. It covered the history of the group and the interests of the existing members as well. Unlike the Idol type programmes we see, there was no big announcement and tears as the hopefuls were culled. The judges only talked positively about them.
The audition consisted of the hopefuls performing Hi-5 hits. There were also clips of the existing group preforming these same songs. Stevie and Lauren, the two members that are continuing with the group, performed with the hopefuls as well as being the hosts to the show.
I was predicting who was going to join the new Hi-5 line up and when they got down to the final ten I was certain who it would be but I was wrong about all of them. The highlight for me was when they were all transformed with costumes, hair and make up to be Hi-5 style. They all could have be the real members.
I wish the three new members all the best and watching the new line up perform I can see they are connecting as a group already.
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