29 May 2009

Singapore, 29 May 2009 – Have you ever dreamt of being a superstar? Are you the next Aska Yang or Jam Hsiao? E City (StarHub TV Channel 56) and Radio 100.3 invite local aspiring singers to take part in the ‘One Million Star 5 Singapore PK Challenge’ and be one of the top three contestants who will challenge the ‘One Million Star 5’ contestants in Taiwan!

To uncover the best talents, E City and Radio 100.3 will hold auditions for ‘One Million Star 5 Singapore PK Challenge’ over two days - 6 June and 13 June 2009. Shortlisted contestants will qualify for the pre-finals on 14 June, where the number of contestants will be further trimmed to the top 20. The finals will be held at Leisure Park Kallang on 28 June.

Kay Huang, singer-songwriter-producer and regular judge on the ‘One Million Star’ series, will be flying in from Taiwan to be one of the judges for the finals of ‘One Million Star 5 Singapore PK Challenge’.

StarHub’s Senior Manager of Content Services, Tan Ying Zh, said, "E City is a channel dedicated to bringing the best and the latest variety programmes to town and we have been exclusively showcasing one of the most talked about programmes – the ‘One Million Star’ series to viewers in Singapore since its first season. This time round, to augment E City’s position as a top entertainment channel, we take things a step further by partnering Radio 100.3 to organise ‘One Million Star 5 Singapore PK Challenge’. This event offers our viewers the unique and invaluable opportunity to be part of their favourite TV programme and a rare chance to shine overseas. Who knows, we might uncover Singapore’s next superstar!"

Radio 100.3’s Director, Programming and Promotions, Wong Woon Hong, expressed excitement in the upcoming collaboration, "For many years, Singaporeans have been introduced to the latest Information and Entertainment Programmes through StarHub TV. Both Radio 100.3 and E City are also active in highlighting entertainment trends to viewers and listeners in the market. Synergizing resources of both media, we look forward to a long-term working relationship, strengthening both media’s entertainment positioning."

Hosted by witty Matilda Tao, ‘One Million Star’ is a popular Taiwan singing competition in search of performers who have both singing talents and idol qualities. Since the debut of its first season in 2007, the programme has uncovered many popular and up-and-coming singers such as Yoga Lin, Aska Yang, Jam Hsiao, Rachel Liang and Singapore’s own Huang Jinglun. The current season (‘One Million Star 5’) is being aired on E City every Sunday, 9pm.

This challenge is open to all Singapore citizens and permanent residents.