Jack Neo is embarking on a cross-country talent search for the next multi-talented star across Singapore and Malaysia as CEO of Asia Momentum Media (AMM).
This will be Jack Neo’s first major project as CEO of AMM. In today’s virtual press conference, Mr. Neo announced the launch of his first-ever virtual talent search “Show off Show” (Coined 放马过来 in Mandarin). He shared that he is looking for multi-talented individuals who are passionate in singing, acting, hosting, dancing & live streaming. An exciting and interactive entertainment platform has been created for them to unleash their talent and reach our fans in Singapore, Malaysia and beyond!
Passionate about grooming new talents to help kick-start their career in the ever-changing entertainment landscape that increasingly demands any artiste to be all-rounder, including carving their own niche within the digital sphere, Neo said “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”.
A prolific filmmaker, Neo has been at the forefront of the entertainment industry since 1975 and his success with ‘Ah Boys to Men’ has catapulted a group of young individuals into stardom overnight. Neo has been passionate about live shows since the start of his career in the entertainment industry and has seen the growing demand for various forms of live content in recent years in the era of a digital/social landscape.
Neo believes that the virtual world has no barriers, and live content will be key in connecting and bringing new forms of entertainment to viewers. It is an area that has room for growth and exploration and he hopes to take this trend to new heights with talents scouted from the search.
A reality-based live show, it promises to be filled with fun, social experiments, and entertainment. Jack Neo’s aim is to give every talented individual an opportunity to realise their dream.
Through a ten-week programme, contestants will be taking on tasks posed by host, as well as renowned judges during the weekly live streams that aim to challenge their ability to think on their feet and out of the box. Selected contestants will also get to attend masterclasses conducted by veteran actors and digital entertainment experts like Jack Neo and Andie Chen to gain more knowledge, skills and insights to the digital entertainment world.
In conjunction with the talent search, AMM will be launching a live entertainment app in near future, which will bring all the entertainment and interactivity of the live shows together.
Hosted by Ben Logan, Wang Lei, Noah Yap and Gurmit Singh, the search will be held for both English and Mandarin speaking individuals, and the winner for each category will walk away with a cash prize of SGD20,000 (MYR60,000) as well as a potential contract with AMM for their original productions. There will be a total worth of SGD198,000 (MYR602,000) cash and prizes for the contest.
Registration and submission of entries is free.
1. Public submission [15 July 2020 to 2 August 2020]
All contestants will need to upload a 30s video on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or TikTok, that best represents their talent (hosting, acting, selling, etc) with the hashtags #ShowOffShow (English category) #放马过来 (Chinese Category) on their own account (accounts have to be public). All posts have to tag AMM social media pages, Facebook & Instagram @ammtv.sg for Singapore entries or @ammtv.my for Malaysia entries to be considered as a valid entry.
The contest is open to contestants of any age, race and gender residing in Singapore and Malaysia. If the contestant is below 18 years old, parental consent will be required and need to be accompanied by the guardian if he or she needs to travel for shoots.
2. Virtual auditions
25/07/2020 – 7pm (English)
26/07/2020 – 8pm (Chinese)
01/08/2020 – 7pm (English), 9pm (Chinese) 08/08/2020 – 7pm (English), 9pm (Chinese)
All details of the contest will be updated on AMM official channels:
Host and judges: