“Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”
― Erica Jong
When you talk about the next most promising reality TV show in Asia, I definitely will hands up for Asia’s Got Talent. This time, AXN viewers will decide the winner of “Asia’s Got Talent” as voting enters it’s final stretch today. TV audiences across Asia can vote through SMS, Facebook, and the “Asia’s Got Talent” mobile App up until 2359 hours tonight, with details available on http://asiasgottalent.tv/vote. The winner will be crowned in the concluding Grand Final Results episode premiering next Thursday (14 May) at 8.05pm on AXN
“Asia’s Got Talent” is the world’s first ever pan-regional edition of the global hit “Got Talent” format. Billed as the biggest talent competition in the world, “Asia’s Got Talent” will feature some of the region’s most incredible performing artists as they compete to take home the coveted winning title.
Celebrity judges including multiple Grammy-winning musician David Foster, UK pop sensation and former Spice Girl Melanie C, Indonesian rock icon Anggun and Taiwanese-American pop idol Van Ness Wu must select Asia’s most jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, and breathtaking performances.
Those individual or group acts that advance to the semi- finals will face an even more intimidating judge, the AXN audience at home who will ultimately determine who wins the first season of “Asia’s Got Talent”. Adding to the excitement, the semi-finals and finale will be held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, with the winner awarded a contract to return and perform live.
“Asia’s Got Talent” is the 63rd version of “Got Talent”, which won the Guinness World Records title for being the world’s “Most Successful Reality TV Format” in 2014. The hit format is co-owned by FremantleMedia and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment.
The inaugural season of “Asia’s Got Talent” on AXN is proudly presented by Marina Bay Sands, BIG COLA, Pantene, Caltex, Jetstar and Grab Taxi.
Trying to avoid sleepy face. I’m here at Asia’s Got Talent.
Mark your calendar for the grand finals results on May 14 (8.05pm) at Astro AXN CH 701 / AXN HD on 721.
Previously I was shooting one of my client son manage to be in top Malaysia top 10 contestants. Unfortunately, he can’t make it to the finals in Singapore.
If you ask me who is my favourite, I will vote for El Gamma’s from Philippines.
“There is such a wealth of talent in this region waiting to discovered. I firmly believe that the next superstar will emerge from Asia and we are already off to an exciting start in this incredible endeavor. We believe “Asia’s got talent” can be the platform for this discovery and I am really proud to be a part of this wonderful journey.”
Melanie C. said, “It’s really exciting to be here in Asia. Culturally speaking, people in this region work very hard and are incredibly determined to succeed, so I feel that the standards of performers are really high. Also, there is great diversity of talent and the involvement of so many countries makes “Asia’s Got Talent” all the more amazing.”
Since David Foster and Melanie is busy, this the only wefie that we manage to get.
With the Malaysia Representative, Chiqaz.
DAVID FOSTER, MUSIC PRODUCER
David Foster discovered and launched some of the greatest music careers including Michael Bublé, Josh Groban and Celine Dion. He has created hit songs and award-winning platinum and gold albums for Earth, Wind & Fire, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Seal, Chaka Khan, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Brandy, ‘N Sync, Boz Scaggs, and Gloria Estefan; propelled classical singers like Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban into mainstream popularity; as well as created soundtracks for hit films like “The Bodyguard”, “Urban Cowboy”, and “St. Elmo’s Fire”.
In 2008 and 2011, David performed and hosted his very own, star-studded “Foster & Friends” concerts in Las Vegas to celebrate the music from his career and toured Asia annually from 2010 – 2012. David has won 16 Grammy Awards from 47 nominations, and is the chairman of Verve Music Group.
MELANIE C., POP ICON
Melanie was part of the iconic five-member Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed ‘Sporty Spice’. Following that, as a solo artist, Melanie sold more than 12 million records from six albums that she released. She has the second most No.1 singles in the United Kingdom and is also the only female to top the charts as part of a quintet, a quartet, a duo and solo. Melanie also performed the role of Mrs Johnstone in the West End musical “Blood Brothers,” for which she was nominated for ‘Best Actress in a Musical’ at the Laurence Olivier Awards. In 2012, Melanie co-starred in the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”, and also judged the preceding talent search series “Superstar” to select the lead actor for the said musical.
ANGGUN, ROCK ICON
Anggun started singing at seven and by 12 released her first Indonesian studio album, ‘Dunia Aku Punya’, with hit single ‘Mimpi’ recognized as one of the ‘150 Greatest Indonesian Songs of All Time’ by Rolling Stone magazine. A series of singles and albums followed to make Anggun the biggest Indonesian rock star of the 90s.
Her international breakthrough came in 1997 with ‘Snow on the Sahara’ which was released in 33 countries worldwide, topped music charts in Italy and Indonesia, and made the top 20 in Finland, France, Japan, Spain, and the US. Following that, Anggun released five more studio albums, and released songs that featured in Danish movie “Open Hearts” and the Hollywood box office hit, “Transporter 2”. Anggun is a recipient of the ‘Chevalier des Arts et Lettres’ from the French government. She is also a judge on “X Factor Indonesia” and “Indonesia’s Got Talent” TV series.
VAN NESS WU, ACTOR/SINGER
Van Ness Wu was born in California where he took classes in performing arts, acting and languages in Hollywood before moving to Taiwan at 21 to build his career. His breakthrough came with his lead role in the wildly popular hit idol drama “Meteor Garden” and its sequels. Van Ness and his co-actors of the series formed the pop idol group F4 – now known as JVKV – and released three studio albums.
Turning his attention to his solo career, Van Ness released his debut solo album in 2002 and followed that with six other solo studio albums up to 2013, as well as singles collaborating with musicians including Kanye West, Beyoncé, Wang Lee Hom, Kangta, and Coco Lee. He also acted in many other TV series including “Autumn Concerto”, “Material Queen” and “Peach Girl”, as well as movies such as “Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon” and “Kung Fu Chefs”.