23 Sep – Two months after virtual talent search "Show off Show" was launched to look for the next big stars in Singapore and Malaysia, the winners are now finally revealed.
Vanessa Tiara Tay, from the English category, and Yong Ke Xin, from the Chinese category, were each crowned Asia Momentum Media's (AMM) first ever cross country multi-talented star.
Following close behind in the English category are first runner-up, Delvina See, and second runner-up, Enriquo Garcia. While in the Chinese category, the first runner-up is Shen Jia Yin and Wang Mei Wen from Malaysia is the second runner-up.
Vanessa and Yong each earned a contract with AMM, a cash prize of SGD20,000 (RM60,000) and prizes worth SGD23,000 (RM70,000).
The first and second runners-up are awarded a cash prize of SGD10,000 (RM30,000) and SGD5,000 (RM15,000), respectively. 5 other winners also received consolation prizes of SGD1,000 (RM 3,000) and another 4 winners received SGD500 (RM1,500) for their outstanding performance.
The competition was organised by Jack Neo, CEO of AMM, who was also on the panel of judges that included Irene Ang, Tosh, Kumar, Michiyo Ho and Amber Chia.
"It was a tough decision to pick a winner as the finalists really gave it their all and impressed us with what they had to offer. However, both Vanessa and Ke Xin's performances stood out and their personality won us over," Jack Neo stated.
"Some of the plans before they hit the big screens will be to further sharper their unique skills, performance and personality. But there are a lot of plans set aside for them to be part of our upcoming local productions, such as talk shows, game shows, LIVE performance and many more," he added.
Over 1,500 contestants took part in the show, the youngest being 7 years old. The number of finalists was increased from 8 to 12, to allow more contestants to showcase their talents during the finals.
On the show, contestants were tested in areas such as singing, acting, dancing, hosting and live streaming. They were also given the opportunity to learn and improve their skills from Jack Neo and fellow digital and entertainment veteran Andie Chen.
All "Show off Show" episodes will be streamed on the AMM app, which was launched in conjunction with the talent search.