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Watch Asia's Got Talent Premiere Episode Tonight (March 12) at 8:05pm

The stage is set and the thrills are about to begin as “Asia’s Got Talent” bows across the region tonight (March 12, 2015) at 8:05pm on AXN! Earlier this morning, kahitanoito was invited by AXN in Makati CBD (Ayala Triangle) to showcase a snippet of some talented Filipinos showing their skills via flash mob style. A lot of bloggers are very excited what will happen and we were surprised to see this performance:

Asia’s Got Talent” spans 10 weekly episodes (debut at 8:05 and subsequent episodes at 8:30pm every Thursday), including five audition episodes, three semi-finals, a finale episode and a results gala. In addition to enjoying the fantastic performances, audiences will get to know their favourite acts as “Asia Got Talent” tells the life stories behind some of the most colourful individuals and groups in the competition.

Asia’s Got Talent” is the 63rd adaptation of the Guinness World Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.
Asia's Got Talent judges -  Van Ness Wu, Melanie C.,
Anggun, and David Foster (L-R)
photo copyright by AXN

In the Philippine version, there are only 3 judges and one needs to get 2 judges to nod. For this Asian version, each act competing will have to win over at least three “Yeses” from the esteemed celebrity judging panel comprising 16 time Grammy-winning Canadian musician David Foster, UK pop sensation and former Spice Girl Melanie C., Indonesian rock icon Anggun, and Taiwanese-American pop idol and actor Van Ness Wu. I know a lot of Filipinos knew these judges given their popularity with their group such as F4, Spice Girls. If you remember, David Foster is the musician that further elevated the fame of Charice Pempengco. Thus, this truly proves that the contestants will really undergo the scrutiny from the people who knew talent as it is.

For Asia, you need to watch out for the glittering “Golden Buzzer moments”, where each judge has one opportunity to send a brilliant act straight to the semi-finals at Marina Bay Sands. I think this is a new concept that we haven't seen here for the Philippine version which will definitely make the competition exciting!

The four judges must select the most incredible and amazing performances from thousands of hopefuls from 15 territories across Asia. Those who make it to the semi-finals will contend with an even tougher judge, the home audience who will decide the winner of “Asia’s Got Talent”. 

Prizes worth $100,000 USD are at stake, along with the opportunity to return and perform at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Asia’s leading entertainment destination – where the semi-finals and finale are to be held.

The hosts - Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez
photo copyright by AXN
Supporting the judges are Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez as hosts of “Asia’s Got Talent”. AXN audiences will remember the pair of friends as contestants of “The Amazing Race Asia Season 2” and hosts of the talk show “The Duke”.

“Asia’s Got Talent” is proudly presented by Marina Bay Sands, Big Cola, Pantene, Caltex, Jetstar, and GrabTaxi. Brought to you in the Philippines by: KFC, Globe, and Cherifer.

AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including four seasons of the International  Emmy-nominated “The Amazing Race Asia”; the Asian Television Award-winning “Cash Cab Asia”; “The Apprentice Asia”; “Cyril: Rio Magic”; “Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition”; and the Asian Television Award-nominated “Cyril: Simply Magic”.

“Asia’s Got Talent” debuts on 12 March 2015 at 8.05pm.
Subsequent episodes air on Thursdays at 8.30pm.
First on AXN

Is it someone from the Philippines they are very amazed at?
photo copyright by AXN

Don't forget to watch this episode tonight! Let me know if a Filipino talent will shine tonight or your thoughts about the program. I really do hope someone from the Philippines will be crowned the very 1st Asia's Got Talent winner!

Here are some of the other pictures from the event earlier:

The crowd are very eager to know what is the flash mob all about

The entire flash mob crew showing off their 'talents'/skills

Amazing ball dribbling move from the flash mob crew

Flash mob crew  promoting the premiere episode tonight after their presentation at Ayala triangle

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