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Japan’s ‘I Can Sing in Japanese’ Launches Asia-wide Search for Singing Talents!

By Flora  /  06 Dec 2016 (Tuesday)

Photo Credit: GEM, Nippon TV

That means they are looking for you! Asian entertainment channel GEM is holding an online call to search for talented individuals in Asia who can sing in Japanese to take part in the singing competition. The winner of the search will represent GEM in Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV)’s singing competition show I Can Sing in Japanese! in Tokyo next year. 

Broadcast since 2011 in Japan, the prestigious programme has attracted applicants from all over the world, including Denmark, Spain, and Jamaica amongst other countries. The show is a platform for aspiring non-Japanese singers to showcase their talents on a national stage, with some of its past participants even going on to make professional debuts. 

Photo Credit: GEM, Nippon TV

Incredible singing talent aside, viewers can also expect to be astounded by the impressive sight of non-natives belting out pitch-perfect Japanese tunes. Some past winners from Asia include Singapore’s Jeremy Teng, Indonesia’s Fatimah Zahratunnisa and Michael David Bodin from the Philippines. 

Online Call
The online call for entries begins from 9 December via GEM’s website.
This open call is for all aspiring singers living in Asia, regardless of nationality and age. Applicants must submit their personal details and a link to their video submission of up to five (5) minutes in duration. Applicants can join as individuals or as a group. Submissions will close on 15 January 2017. 

Shortlisted participants will attend an on-ground audition in February next year, from which one winner will be selected by a panel of professional judges to participate in the upcoming season of I Can Sing in Japanese! in Tokyo. 

(Find out more about the competition at the official website!)


Photo Credit: GEM, Nippon TV

For a peek at what to expect in this singing competition, catch the premiere of the latest season of I Can Sing in Japanese! on Mon 12 December, 10.10pm, first and exclusively on GEM (Singtel TV Channel 519)! Viewers can also catch an encore telecast of the episode on Sun 18 Dec, 8.30pm. 
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