While Mel B has been ruffling feathers on the panel for Britain’s X Factor, her former bandmate Melanie C has revealed she’s about to go one bigger and better … as a judge on Asia’s Got Talent.
The Spice Girl has been signed up for the show which is being billed as the biggest talent competition in the world.
She has been teasing fans via her social media since jetting out to Singapore to film the series, and now she’s announced the reason behind her globetrotting.
“I am thrilled to have been asked to be a part of the judging panel for what promises to be the mother of all talent shows,” says Melanie. “Not only will I get to enjoy the performances of applicants from 13 countries (hopefully there will be some opportunities for a bit of chair-dancing!) but I also get to travel to an amazing part of the world that I rarely have the chance to visit. How exciting is that?!!
“It’s going to be broadcast in more countries than I can remember … and there was me thinking that this year’s birthday would be dull compared to last year!”
Melanie is joined in the judging line-up by three other big names in the worldwide music industry, although perhaps they’re less well known in the UK.
Multiple Grammy-winning music producer David Foster, who discovered and helped launch the careers of Michael Buble, Josh Groban and Celine Dion, is in there along with Indonesian rock icon Anggun and Taiwanese-American pop idol Van Ness Wu.
Singers or groups who advance to the semi-finals will face a a viewer audience vote, with the semi-finals and finale being held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The winner will be awarded a contract to return and perform live.
Asia’s Got Talent is the 63rd version of Got Talent, and the world’s first ever pan-regional edition of the show which won the Guinness World Records title for being the world’s Most Successful Reality TV Format in 2014. It is co-owned by FremantleMedia and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment.