SINGAPORE, 30 OCTOBER 2008 — There was a gathering of talented performers at the Riverwalk and Jurong West Auditorium for the Asia Conference talentime competition, the Showtime auditions, which was held over several days last week.
There was a wide array of talents on display, including opera singing, dancing and magic tricks. The various performances were of a very high standard and songs of different genres were performed, ranging from pop songs by the likes of Incubus and the Goo Goo Dolls to oldies and classics like Amazing Grace.
Showtime is a competition where contestants may take part as solo acts or group performances of not more than five members and not exceeding one and a half minutes.
A contestant, 18-year-old Maria Boey who hails from Nanyang Polytechnic, is an avid opera singer who has performed at Esplanade. She says, “I want to bring my performance to the next level. I want to gain more exposure and experience.”
Another contestant, 18-year-old Jazz from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, also thought this talent contest to be a platform where he could showcase his talents. After his magic show, he said, “I was a little nervous but I felt that I did my best.”
Short-listed contestants will get a chance to vie for the top act at the Grand Finals during the Asia Conference 2008. Contestants will be evaluated on their creativity, technical skills and entertainment value.
|PHOTOS: Gay Sen Min