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Singer to discover new talent on ‘X-Factor Indonesia’

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 21 2012   /  09:26 am

Singer Anggun is set to be one of the judges for Indonesia’s own version of the X-Factor to premiere on Dec. 28.

Along with Anggun, the judging panel will include Ahmad Dhani, Rossa and Bebi Romeo.

The show that searches for new vocal talent is a franchise of the series created by Simon Cowell that originated in the UK.

“Not only do they sing, but there is an ‘X-Factor’. What is that? Actually, we do not have a definition of it, because everybody has their own ‘X-Factor’ that can bring them success,” said Ella Kartika, director of production and programming at RCTI, which is managing the program, at a press conference on Wednesday. The concept is similar to the show’s predecessors in other countries.

Like other talent shows, X-Factor consists of judges that are the jury for emerging talents.

But this time, they are also their mentors. ...