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Indonesian singer Anggun performs with David Foster during 'The Hitman: David Foster and Friends' concert series at De Tjolomadoe, Central Java, March 24. Anggun and Foster will return as judges in season 3 of 'Asia's Got Talent'. (JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi)
Anggun, David Foster and Jay Park will return as judges for the third season of Asia’s Got Talent, Antara news agency reported.
Virginia Lim, SVP and general manager of Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, said through a press release, “Each judge brings a very different vibe to the show as they draw on their respective talents and vast industry experience to critique the acts.”
Anggun, Foster and Park have arrived in Singapore to start filming the series’ first five episodes.
The Asia’s Got Talent casting team concluded its regional open audition tour in July and has short-listed more than 150 talents from 17 countries in Asia. The judges will determine who will be the next superstar of Asia.
Regarding her return as a member of the judging panel, singer Anggun said, “As an Indonesian-born performer, I know what it takes to pursue a career in the performing arts. It’s an unwavering belief in your ability to succeed and a drive that gets you up every day to take the next step toward your dream.”
Award-winning producer Foster said Asia remained his favorite part of the world for discovering new talent. “The cultural diversity is truly breathtaking and I love seeing such a rich tapestry of acts making the stage their own,” he added.
Meanwhile, Korean-American artist Park said, “I was so inspired and had so much fun last year that I wanted to come back and do it again alongside the great David Foster and lovely Anggun.”
Asia’s Got Talent features a variety of acts with a grand prize of US$100,000. In 2014, the Got Talent franchise was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the most successful reality television format in history, with 70 local version produced across Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the United States.
Indonesian magician The Sacred Riana was named the season two winner of Asia’s Got Talent in December 2017. Known for her creepy appearance, she beat eight other acts from around Asia based on public votes. (wng)
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