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David Foster joins the celebrity panel judge of Asia’s Got Talent!
Posted on January 15th, 2015
David Foster joins the celebrity panel judge of “Asia’s Got Talent.” Billed as the biggest talent competition in the world, Foster will sit alongside former Spice Girl Melanie C, Indonesian rock icon Anggun, and Taiwanese-American pop idol, Van Ness Wu when “Asia’s Got Talent” premieres in March on AXN. The show will feature some of the region’s most incredible performing artists as they compete to take home the coveted winning title.
“It’s an exciting privilege to join this wildly successful franchise which has discovered incredible artists all over the world,” said Foster. “Throughout my career—I’ve been lucky to discover some amazing young talent. I’m looking forward to taking a seat next to my fellow celebrity judges as we shine a spotlight on Asia’s rising young stars.”
David Foster is currently the chairman of Universal’s Verve Music Group and has been a musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, producer, and recording artist for more than four decades. For his illustrious work, Foster has won 16 GRAMMY® Awards, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, and racked up three Oscar nominations for “Best Original Song.” He has also earned a reputation as a keen spotter of new talent, playing a key role in the discovery and career launches of Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublé, the latter two he signed to his Warner Music imprint 143 Records. In addition, superstars like Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Andrea Bocelli, Rod Stewart, and Stevie Wonder have trusted him with their voices and to help them realize their musical dreams.
Foster has created hit songs and award-winning gold and platinum albums for a diverse array of artists including Earth, Wind & Fire, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Seal, Chaka Khan, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Brandy, ’N Sync, Boz Scaggs, and Gloria Estefan. In June 2010, he was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame.
From thousands of applicants, the four judges must select Asia’s most jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, and breathtaking performances. Those who move on to the semi- finals will face an even more intimidating judge, the AXN audience at home who will ultimately determine who wins the first season of “Asia’s Got Talent.” Adding to the excitement, the semi-finals and finale will be held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, with the winner awarded a contract to return and perform live at Asia’s leading entertainment.
“Asia’s Got Talent” is the 63rd version of “Got Talent”, which won the Guinness World Records title for being the world’s “Most Successful Reality TV Format” in 2014. The hit format is co-owned by FremantleMedia and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment.