“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.
AXN recently announced the premier date of the anticipated “Asia’ Got Talent” franchise. It plans to air the inaugural season of the series in 20 Asian countries.
The talent search show will air every Thursday, starting March 12, 8:05 p.m. in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Hong Kong. It will also air at 7:05 p.m. in Jakarta and Bangkok. The series is likely to be aired in other Asian countries at later date.
Celebrity judges 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.
Asia’s Got Talent will have a total of 10 weekly episodes, with five judges’ auditions episodes before three semi-finals, a finale episode concluding with the results show.
Winners will take home $100,000 worth of prizes, and an opportunity for the winner to perform in Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, which is considered one of Asia’s leading entertainment destination.
“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 “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.