Now on its third season, Asia’s Got Talent (AGT) returns with more talented Filipinos joining the search. With a life-changing prize of US$ 100,000 up for grabs, who will get buzzed and who will receive the coveted golden buzzers? All will be revealed on Asia’s Got Talent only on AXN, the home of talent.
A few nights ago, the much-awaited comeback of the highly anticipated top-rated reality show Asia’s Got Talent (AGT) left everyone in suspense as the premiere episode of the Third Season returned to AXN. With the display of talent from 17 countries, the three judges – global music icon and 16-time Grammy Award winner David Foster, globally acclaimed singing sensation Anggun and multi-platinum recording artist Jay Park – also witnessed the birth of a new generation of talents, and ultimately the next Asia’s superstar.
Aired every Thursday (8:30 p. m.), fans of the record-breaking series can expect a kaleidoscope of variety acts, comedic moments and stunning talent with performers ranging in age from six years old to 69 years old.
Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia said, “Asia’s Got Talent continues to be the region’s favourite entertainment reality series on TV and in the social sphere. It provides a powerful platform for aspiring performers to launch their careers, and we’re thrilled that many previous contestants have toured internationally as a result of the search, including season one winner, El Gamma Penumbra and last season’s winner, The Scared Riana.”
Hosted by Alan Wong and Justin Bratton, who are the contestants’ side-stage cheerleaders, Asia’s Got Talent invites fans on a captivating journey over 10 episodes, where the personal stories of aspiring performers are shared as they take the stage.
“Asia’s Got Talent isn’t just about performing, it’s about the storytelling of diverse cultures that all unite on the region’s biggest stage in pursuit of one dream,” said Lim.
The three judges, are back center-stage to take the hot seat to determine who goes through to the next round in the first five episodes. But it is the audience – the ‘fourth judge’ – who will vote in the semi-final episodes to determine the ultimate winner. Among the Filipino contestants who got the nod of the three judges during the season’s initial episode were Junior Good Vibes, HK Sisters and Zianne Angierein Garcia (Zeexhie).
An undisputed social phenomenon, which saw The Sacred Riana achieve 600 million video views, the highest in Facebook’s history, Asia’s Got Talent will delight fans across social media with a series of behind-the-scenes snippets and digital exclusives. AXN has also teamed up with Google to add a Google Assistant Action of the show experience, where fans can playfully interact with the hosts and learn more about the show, the judges and the acts on their mobile devices. Fans can activate the Google Assistant and simply say “Talk to Asia’s Got Talent” to get the conversation started.
AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including two record-breaking seasons of Asia’s Got Talent, five seasons of the award-winning The Amazing Race Asia; The Elements: Cosentino; Adventure Your Way; Cash Cab Asia and Cash Cab Philippines; The Apprentice Asia; Cyril: Rio Magic; Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition; and Cyril: Simply Magic.
To watch extended highlights of Asia’s Got Talent and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, fans can subscribe to the official AXN Asia YouTube Channel at www.YouTube.com/AXNAsia. www.AXN-Asia.com/AsiasGotTalent