Anggun Relishing Role as AXN's "Asia's Got Talent" Judge
Anggun Relishing Role as AXN's "Asia's Got Talent" Judge
"I feel very proud of my fellow Indonesians"
JAKARTA, 19 March 2015 - Indonesian icon, platinum-selling international recording artist and UN Goodwill Ambassador, Anggun was back in Jakarta today to share her experience as a celebrity judge on the region's most anticipated show, "Asia's Got Talent".
Airing first on AXN in its regular Thursday 7.30pm (WIB) slot, "Asia's Got Talent" is the biggest talent competition in the world featuring some of the region's most breathtaking, jaw-dropping and mind-blowing performing artists competing for the coveted winning title.
Anggun, the World Music Awards winner for 'World's Best-Selling Indonesian Artist' is joined by 16 time Grammy-winning Canadian musician David Foster; UK pop sensation and Spice Girl Melanie C; as well as Taiwanese-American pop idol and actor Van Ness Wu on the "Asia's Got Talent" celebrity judging panel. No stranger to talent search shows, Anggun previously judged "X-Factor Indonesia" and "Indonesia's Got Talent".
"I believe that there are many talents in Asia that are yet to be discovered and they deserve a fantastic platform like 'Asia's Got Talent' to showcase their abilities to the world. With so many 'Got Talent' shows globally, I see it as natural progression that we get 'Asia's Got Talent'. I am extremely honored to be invited by AXN to judge the show because I'm a huge fan and I truly believe in it. I would be thrilled to play a part in, as well as witness, the making of Asia's next big star," said Anggun.
Out of a total of 199 acts from 15 territories across the region featuring in "Asia's Got Talent', 26 are Indonesian. Anggun explained, "I'm from Indonesia and I feel immense pride whenever an Indonesian act comes up on stage. I always cross my fingers for my fellow Indonesians as I wish for them to do well and to show the world what we can do. 'Asia's Got Talent' serves as a great reminder that as much as it is about talent and entertainment, it is also about national pride."
Each act competing in "Asia's Got Talent" will have to receive at least three "Yeses" from the judging panel. Viewers can watch out for the glittering "Golden Buzzer moments", where each judge has one opportunity to send a brilliant act straight to the semi-finals at Marina Bay Sands. Those who make it to the semi-finals will contend with an even tougher judge, the AXN audience at home who will ultimately decide the winner of "Asia's Got Talent".
The grand prize is worth USD$100,000 and is complemented with the opportunity to return to Singapore and perform at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Asia's leading entertainment destination – where the semi-final shows and finale will be held.
"Asia's Got Talent" spans 10 weekly episodes, including five audition episodes, three semi-finals, a finale episode and a results gala. In addition to enjoying the fantastic performances, audiences will get to know their favourite acts as "Asia's Got Talent" tells the life stories behind some of the most colourful individuals and groups in the competition.
"Asia's Got Talent" is the 63rd 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.
"Asia's Got Talent" is proudly presented by Marina Bay Sands, Big Cola, Pantene, Caltex, Jetstar, and GrabTaxi.
Marina Bay Sands is a premier partner of "Asia's Got Talent". As Asia's leading entertainment destination and crossroads for global celebrities, Marina Bay Sands provides opportunities for local talent to shine on the world's stage.
BIG is the exclusive beverage partner of "Asia's Got Talent". With BIG Cola, 'if you can dream it, you can do it'. Contestants and fans across Asia will be encouraged to 'Think Big' and 'Dream Bigger' in pursuit of their dreams.
Pantene, the World's #1 Conditioner Brand* and exclusive haircare partner of "Asia's Got Talent", makes hair stronger inside and shinier outside, giving contestants their time to shine and be the world's number one talent.
Caltex is the exclusive petroleum partner of "Asia's Got Talent". Caltex delivers a hassle-free experience to get people back on their journey quickly, so they can have more time and energy to do whatever matters most to them. By being a part of "Asia's Got Talent", Caltex wants to celebrate key moments of the contestants' journey to stardom, providing viewers the opportunity to enjoy the journey with them.
Jetstar is proud to be the official airline of the very first edition of "Asia's Got Talent". With more than 600 weekly flights to 22 destinations across 13 countries in Asia Pacific, Jetstar enables talent to fly further, connect with families and fulfil dreams.
GrabTaxi (also known as MyTeksi in Malaysia) is the official on-demand transit partner for "Asia's Got Talent". From humble beginnings, GrabTaxi has grown to be the region's number one on-demand transit app with over 3.6 million downloads, 71,000 vehicles, 620,000 users per month and 6.3 bookings made per second in 19 cities across 6 countries. As a local startup that is now on the global stage, GrabTaxi supports fellow Asian stars by providing them and their fans with safe and convenient rides to go grab their dreams.
AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including four seasons of the International Emmy-nominated "The Amazing Race Asia"; the Asian Television Award-winning "Cash Cab Asia"; "The Apprentice Asia"; "Cyril: Rio Magic"; "Cyril's Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition"; and the Asian Television Award-nominated "Cyril: Simply Magic".