15 Jul – Multi-faceted Singaporean filmmaker Jack Neo has launched his new virtual talent search "Show off Show", in hopes of finding multi-talented fresh faces in his home country as well as in Malaysia.
The reality-based weekly live show is described as an interactive entertainment platform for "individuals who are passionate in singing, acting, hosting, dancing & live streaming" to unleash their talents.
During the 10-week programme, contestants will be given tasks to complete by the hosts as well as the judges. Selected contestants will also have the chance to attend masterclasses conducted by veteran actors and digital entertainment experts, like Jack Neo himself and Singaporean actor Andie Chen.
"I am excited to start this virtual journey with my team in search for the next big star. The show will provide a new space for every passionate and talented individual from Singapore and Malaysia to showcase their talent and versatility to a wider pool of audiences across boundaries," said the director in a press statement.
Hosting the show are Gurmit Singh of "Phua Chu Kang" fame and "Ah Boys to Men" franchise cast Noah Yap, Wang Lei and Ben Logan.
Jack Neo will be one of the judges before the quarterfinals, along with Dee Kosh, Michiyo Ho and Melissa Thng. Judges from the quarterfinals onward will be Tosh Zhang, Kumar, Irene Ang and Amber Chia.
The virtual audition for "Show off Show" will run from 27 July 2020 to 8 August 2020.
Public submission is now open, from today until 2 August 2020. No payment is required for the registration and submission of entries.
Contestants of any age, race and gender residing in Singapore and Malaysia are welcomed to join. However, contestants under the age of 18 will need parental consent.
Following the announcement earlier this year of his appointment as CEO of Asia Momentum Media (AMM), a subsidiary of Hong Kong Asia Television (ATV) Holdings Limited that spans across Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and subsequently China, "Show off Show" marks Jack Neo's first major project in the role.
Aside from the talent search, AMM will also be launching a live entertainment app in the near future, which will feature both AMM original productions and ATV's classic productions.