Singing talents from Singapore, Malaysia and other countries gathered at Pinewood Studios in Johor Bahru yesterday.

100 shortlisted contestants from the Online Auditions held in May will be entering the first stage of the singing competition. This marks the commencement of production for the upcoming singing reality show.

《The Voice 决战好声》begins production 

The tripartite partnership between mm2 Entertainment Pte Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of mm2 Asia Ltd.), Astro and StarHub also brought together the four veteran singers as coaches for the singing competition for the first time.

The judges on the singing reality show, Tan Hanjin 陈奂仁, Della Ding 丁 当, Gary Chaw 曹格 and Sky Wu 伍思凯 (from left to right) arrived in Johor Bahru to kick off productions for《The Voice 决战好声》. Photo courtesy of Starhub Singapore.

The Asian adaptation of the global smash hit saw overwhelming response with over 2, 000 submissions.

Stellar line-up of judges who are all veterans

There’s always something intriguing about being coached by critically acclaimed veterans hailing from both Taiwan and China. They are namely Tan Hanjin 陈奂仁, Della Ding 丁 当, Gary Chaw 曹格 and Sky Wu 伍思凯.

Tan Hanjin, 陈奂仁. Photo courtesy of Starhub Singapore.

Local multi-hypenate talent, Tan Hanjin (陈奂仁) brings glory to Singapore with his wide repertoire  of musical skills.  He has since crossed over into the film and TV industry aside from working with many big-name singers, earning him Best New Performer award at the Hong Kong Film Awards, becoming one of the few Asian musicians to do so.

In 2009, Hanjin joined the ranks of established musicians such as Travis, Backstreet Boys, Chaka Khan, Youssou N’Dour and MavisStaples, as he joined them on stage at Singapore F1 Grand Prix.

Della Ding, 丁 当. Photo courtesy of Starhub Singapore.

Della Ding (丁 当) shot to fame with her impressive vocal range and amazing reinterpretation of hit song ‘I am a Little Bird’ in a Taiwan variety show. She catapult further into massive stardom when she sang the theme song ‘I Love Him’ for Taiwanese drama, Autumn Concerto. It’s little wonder the gorgeous crooner tugs on the heartstrings of many with her captivating voice.

Inspired and hopeful, many came with the dream to walk home the winner of《The Voice 决战好声》- he or she will be awarded a single recording contract by Universal Music Group. Other contestants may also be awarded recording contracts at the record label’s discretion.

Gary Chaw, 曹格. Photo courtesy of Starhub Singapore.

Malaysian Mandopop singer Gary Chaw (曹格) is a talented musician and composer. Many of his compositions for popular local and international artists like Aaron Kwok, Andy Lau, Zhang Hui Mei, S.H.E, and Fish Leong are in fact his brainchild.

Sky Wu, 伍思凯 . Photo courtesy of Starhub Singapore.

Born in Taiwan, Sky Wu (伍思凯) is an all-rounder singer, well-versed in composing, singing, song-
arranging, performing and producing. He is also fondly known as the Mandopop Music Genius and ‘the Singer of Romance’ in the early days of his singing career.

《The Voice 决战好声》coming to you in September

《The Voice 决战好声》will be co-hosted by SPH UFM100.3 DJ Wenhong 黄 鸿 and Astro Artiste Hui Mei 萧慧敏. Exciting exclusive ‘Behind-the-scenes’ featurettes will be co- hosted by SPH UFM 100.3 DJ Wei Long 刘伟龙 and Astro Artiste William 陈建宏. These featurettes will be carried on the official website – click here to find out more.

Photo courtesy of Starhub Singapore.

Proudly presented to you by Huawei Mobile, 《The Voice 决战好声》is also sponsored by ‘A1’ (Supporting Partner), ‘StarHub’ (Official Telco, Singapore), ‘MARIGOLD Peel Fresh chilled juice’ (Main Sponsor, Singapore)‘ and ‘Kinohimitsu Collagen’ (Main Sponsor, Malaysia).

Other sponsors include ‘OSIM’ (Co-Sponsor, Malaysia), ‘Singapore Press Holdings Chinese Media Group’ (Strategic Partners, Singapore), ‘SPH UFM 100.3’ (Official Radio Station, Singapore), ‘My FM’ (Official Radio Station, Malaysia) and international music label, ‘Universal Music Group’.

《The Voice 决战好声》premieres 17 September, 8pm on Hub E City (StarHub TV Channel 111/825) and StarHub Go on StarHub; and 17 September, 8.30pm at AEC Channel on Astro.