|The Iconic judges return! From left: David Foster, Anggun, Jay Park|
The highly anticipated third season of top-rated Asia’s Got Talent has returned to AXN with a display of talent from 17 countries.
Global music icons David Foster, Anggun and Jay Park return to the judges’ table to witness a new generation of talent emerge, and ultimately Asia’s next superstar.
Premiered yesterday at 8.30pm (7.30pm JKT/BKK), fans of the record-breaking series can expect a kaleidoscope of variety acts, comedic moments and stunning talent with performers ranging in age from 6 years old to 69 years old.
Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia said, “Asia’s Got Talent continues to be the region’s favourite entertainment reality series on TV and in the social sphere. It provides a powerful platform for aspiring performers to launch their careers, and we’re thrilled that many previous contestants have toured internationally as a result of Asia’s Got Talent, including season one winner, El Gamma Penumbra and last season’s winner, The Scared Riana.”
Hosted by Alan Wong and Justin Bratton, who are the contestants’ side-stage cheerleaders, Asia’s Got Talent invites fans on a captivating journey over 10 episodes, where the personal stories of aspiring performers are shared as they take the stage.
“Asia’s Got Talent isn’t just about performing, it’s about the storytelling of diverse cultures that all unite on the region’s biggest stage in pursuit of one dream,” said Lim.
The judges, 16-time Grammy-award winner and music producer David Foster, internationally acclaimed singing sensation Anggun, and multi-platinum recording artist Jay Park, take the hot seat to determine who goes through to the next round in the first five episodes. But it is the audience – the ‘fourth judge’ – who will vote in the semi-final episodes to determine the ultimate winner.
An undisputed social phenomenon, which saw The Sacred Riana achieve 600 million video views, the highest in Facebook’s history, Asia’s Got Talent will delight fans across social media with a series of behind-the-scenes snippets and digital exclusives. AXN has also teamed up with Google to add a Google Assistant Action of the show experience, where fans can playfully interact with the hosts and learn more about the show, the judges and the acts on their mobile devices. Fans can activate the Google Assistant and simply say “Talk to Asia’s Got Talent” to get the conversation started.
With a life-changing prize of USD100,000 up for grabs, who will get buzzed and who will receive the coveted golden buzzers? All will be revealed on Asia’s Got Talent only on AXN, the home of talent.
Asia’s Got Talent is supported by regional sponsors Princess Cruises, the official cruise line of Asia’s Got Talent; Great Eastern, the market leader and a well-established trusted brand in Malaysia and Singapore, and GoDaddy, the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures.
Marina Bay Sands, Asia’s leading business, leisure and entertainment destination, is the official destination partner of Asia’s Got Talent.
Asia’s Got Talent is the 67th adaptation of the Guinness-World-Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.
AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including two record-breaking seasons of Asia’s Got Talent, five seasons of the award-winning The Amazing Race Asia; The Elements: Cosentino; Adventure Your Way; Cash Cab Asia and Cash Cab Philippines; The Apprentice Asia; Cyril: Rio Magic; Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition; and Cyril: Simply Magic.
Launched first in Asia in 1997, AXN is a global channel brand with a presence in Latin America, Africa and Europe. In Asia, the channel is enjoyed in 133 million households across 21 territories and is available in both SD and HD. AXN Asia is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.
To watch extended highlights of Asia’s Got Talent and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, fans can subscribe to the official AXN Asia YouTube Channel at www.YouTube.com/AXNAsia.