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[Media Release] Five Future Stars to Battle All Out in Astro Star Quest 2013 Grand Final

Astro Star Quest (ASQ) Grand Final
Venue: Stadium PISA, Penang
Date: 13 July 2013
Time: 8.30pm

 Five Future Stars to Battle All Out in Astro Star Quest 2013 Grand Final

Kuala Lumpur, 8 July 2013–AstroStar Quest (ASQ) 2013, the biggest and most notable Chinese singing reality show in Malaysiais slated to hit a fever pitch as the top five finalistscompete for the highest honour inthe most-watched Grand Final at Stadium PISA, Penang, on 13 July 2013, at 8.30pm.

The finalists this year are well equipped with diverse musical talents.Esther Thian, 24, who hails from Kuching,hasincredibly explosive vocalswhereasthe Klang-born Amy Boon, 21, is recognized for her smoky and rustic voice. On the other hands, Gean Lai, the 22-year-old“dancing queen” from Kuala Lumpur,dazzled the audience with herimpressive dance moves.Equally impressive, though, are two PenangitesJustin Ng, 19, who is skilled in playing numerous musical instruments andRaxTeh, 25, who earned the nickname of “Dolphin Voiced Prince” for his high-pitched falsetto voice.

The three-hour competitioncomprises four rounds where the five hopefulswill sing a song of choice, a duet with one of the past years’ champions, a ballad, and a designated rock song to showcase their vocal prowess, before one is honoured with the covetedchampion title. To this end, their fates lie in the hands of a panel of judges comprising of prominent personalities in the Chinese music industry; they are Yuan Wei-Jen andKay Huang from Taiwan, Singaporean music producers cum composers Lee WeiShiong and Lee Shih Shiong, and the local-bred Alex San.

As guest performers, the past years’ champions, namely Eng Yee Min (ASQ 2009), Chen Keat Yoke (International Chinese New Talent 2009), Teo Yi Poi (ASQ 2010), Geraldine Gan (ASQ 2011) and Nicole Lai (ASQ 2012), as well as runner-ups Jie Ying (ASQ 2011) and Chanice Tan (ASQ 2012), will take the stage to belt out their best renditions as well.

Not only that, the thematic stage design of “Rock ‘n’roll at the Beach”and lighting will undoubtedlylendvisual excitement to the show, complemented by a 22-piece live band of international standards to optimize the audience’s aural pleasure throughout the show.

Astro Star Quest 2013 Grand Final is exclusively produced by Astro with Canon as the main sponsor, co-sponsored by Fruit Plus and ChatON, and MY FM as the official radio station. A total of RM379,850 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the finalists, including a Toyota ViosTRD Sportivo worth RM92,027 that awaits the champion.

Astro Star Quest 2013 Grand Final will be broadcasted live on Astro Wah Lai Toi (Ch 311), Astro ZhiZun HD (Ch 310), Astro On-the-Go and MY FM.

For more details, please visit asq.astro.com.my

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