Singapore, 5 November 2019 – Following Sunday’s dramatic crowning of Star Search champion 26-year-old Teoh Ze Tong, first runner-up Herman Keh (23) and second runner-up Ye Jia Yun (17) who have all been offered a Mediacorp contract with their wins, Mediacorp announced today that it will also be offering contracts to the other nine Grand Final contestants.
In an unprecedented move in Star Search history, Mediacorp made the decision after an impressive show put up by the contestants at the Star Search Grand Final held at The Theatre at Mediacorp on Sunday evening. The offers recognise the immense potential and talent shown by Kiki Lim (17), Sheryl Ang (20), Vanessa Ho (20), Zhai Si Ming (22), Zane Lim (22), Tyler Ten (23), Chang Hio Cheng (25), Jernelle Oh (25), Juin Teh (29) throughout the seven-month competition.
Head of The Celebrity Agency Ivy Low said: “Star Search is an initiative aimed at uncovering and nurturing next-gen talents, and we are very proud that this year’s search has been fruitful in discovering these twelve young individuals. Not only have they wowed the judges with charismatic stage presence and stellar performances, they have also proven their strong passion for acting, which we hope to further support and nurture with tailor-made programmes.
She added, “In the coming months, Mediacorp will continue to train them, as well as provide the environment and resources for them to blossom and become stars.”
In this regard, Mediacorp also announced that there will be plans to showcase the finalists’ diverse talents in hosting and acting across a range of programmes from variety shows to dramas. One of the first initiatives will be a new modern-day title that will be specially scripted for the Star Search winners, and some of the finalists. Set against the backdrop of a fast-paced, ever-changing world of social media, All Around You《回路网》will feature a group of young social media experts whose jobs are to help clients maneuver and manipulate the intricate online universe, only to end up being entangled in their own trap. This will be available on Toggle and Channel 8; details to be announced in due course.
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