Revealed: The 40 hottest artistes in Singapore – plus a surprise song revelation

Singapore, 7 March 2019 – Mediacorp is pleased to announce that Star Awards will be marking its milestone 25th Anniversary this year with new initiatives, starting with a refreshed logo, a freshly composed theme song and two brand-new award categories.

To be held on 14 April 2019 at the MES Theatre at Mediacorp, the avidly anticipated ceremony will recognise the significant contributions of both individuals and companies in the wider creative ecosystem.

To celebrate and recognise the industry’s best, two new awards will also be added to the show – Best Short-form Drama Serial and Best Short-form Variety Programme [1]. These awards for short-form programmes acknowledge the increasing importance of over-the-top streaming as well as the changing viewing preference for programmes of varied length in an ever-evolving multi-platform mediascape.

In the lead-up to the main programme, Mediacorp announced the 40 nominees* vying to be Star Awards 2019’s Top 10 Most Popular Male and Female Artistes at a media conference held today at ION Sky.

The 40 names comprise 31 Mediacorp artistes and 9 non-Mediacorp artistes, representing the crème de la crème of the local entertainment industry (see Annex 1 for the full list of nominees and their telepoll numbers).  To qualify, artistes must have:

- played a lead role in a drama, or

- played a lead host in a variety-infotainment show, or

- played a supporting role/assistant host in three eligible programmes, or

- appeared in at least 30 episodes out of all eligible programmes, and December 2018**.

Jomay Wan, Head, Chinese Audience, Mediacorp, said: “Star Awards provides a platform for us to celebrate the success and contributions of artistic talents in Singapore, both in front and behind the reel. The closely anticipated awards for the Top 10 Most Popular Male and Female Artistes also invite public participation and underscore the enduring appeal of the artistes.”

Added Ms. Wan: “Through Star Awards’ 25-year journey, we have evolved along with our audience. We strive to connect more deeply with them through compelling content and our talent. For many artistes, fans have become friends. Our Silver Jubilee celebration recognises the invaluable support of our audiences and fans alongside the contributions of our talents.”

And as part of this year’s Silver Jubilee celebrations, a theme song for Star Awards was launched at the media conference. Titled “Starlight (星光)”, the song incorporates the familiar Star Awards signature tune, and is the brainchild of Mando-pop maestro Jim Lim, the man behind hits by A-listers such as Stefanie Sun, Fish Leong and A-Mei.  The track will be performed by Mediacorp artistes Zoe Tay, Chen Hanwei, Rebecca Lim and Desmond Tan at Star Awards 2019.

On his creation, Jim Lim said, “To me, the Star Awards will always be about glamour, but behind that glamour lies unseen hard work, sweat and tears. That was the inspiration for my song.”

Star Awards 2019 will be held at the MES Theatre at Mediacorp on 14 April 2019, and telecast live on Channel 8 and U, with simulcast on Toggle (refer to Annex 2 for details).

Telepoll voting for the Top 10 Most Popular Male and Female Artistes Awards begins on 7 March 2019 and ends on 14 April 2019 at 8:30pm. Online voting begins on 8 March 2019 at 12pm and ends on 14 April 2019 at 8.30pm. The results will be announced live during Star Awards 2019.

For more information, please visit toggle.sg/starawards2019.

*A poll of 1,000 people cutting across a wide demographic swathe of Singapore’s population was used to select the top 20 male and 20 female artistes, who will proceed on to the next round of public voting. The poll was conducted independently by an accredited market research company,

**This year, 50 percent of the final results will be derived from this pool of 1,000 people, while the other 50 percent will comprise telepoll and online voting as a barometer of each artiste’s fan support. These measures are part of a continuous effort by the Star Awards Committee to quantify the popularity of the Top 10 Most Popular Male and Female artistes in the most representative way.

[1] Eligibility criteria: 20 minutes or less in net duration.

Annex 1: Star Awards 2019 Top 20 Most Popular Female Artistes and Top 20 Most Popular Male Artistes

TOP 20 MOST POPULAR FEMALE ARTISTES

十大最受欢迎女艺人入围名单

1900 -112- 2001 - 1900 -112- 2020

No.

Name

中文名字

Telepoll Number

1

Aileen Tan

陈丽贞

1900 - 112 - 2006

2

Bonnie Loo

罗美仪

1900 - 112 - 2015

3

Carrie Wong

黄思恬

1900 - 112 - 2001

4

Chen Xiu Huan

陈秀环

1900 - 112 - 2010

5

Cynthia Koh

许美珍

1900 - 112 - 2018

6

Dawn Yeoh

姚懿珊

1900 - 112 - 2013

7

Felicia Chin

陈凤玲

1900 - 112 - 2016

8

Hong Hui Fang

洪慧芳

1900 - 112 - 2008

9

Hong Ling

洪凌

1900 - 112 - 2012

10

Jayley Woo

胡佳琪

1900 - 112 - 2005

11

Jesseca Liu

刘子绚

1900 - 112 - 2004

12

Kimberly Chia

谢静仪

1900 - 112 - 2003

13

Lin Mei Jiao

林梅娇

1900 - 112 - 2011

14

Lin Pei Fen

林佩芬

1900 - 112 - 2019

15

Lina Ng

黄嫊方

1900 - 112 - 2017

16

Paige Chua

蔡琦慧

1900 - 112 - 2020

17

Pan Ling Ling

潘玲玲

1900 - 112 - 2007

18

Rebecca Lim

林慧玲

1900 - 112 - 2014

19

Sheila Sim

沈琳宸

1900 - 112 - 2009

20

Ya Hui

雅慧

1900 - 112 - 2002

 

TOP 20 MOST POPULAR MALE ARTISTES

十大最受欢迎男艺人入围名单

1900 - 112 - 2021 - 1900 - 112 - 2040

No.

Name

中文名字

Telepoll Number

1

Andie Chen

陈邦鋆

1900 - 112 - 2027

2

Chen Shu Cheng

陈澍城

1900 - 112 - 2023

3

Chua En Lai

蔡恩来

1900 - 112 - 2036

4

Dasmond Koh

许振荣

1900 - 112 - 2030

5

Dennis Chew

周崇庆

1900 - 112 - 2031

6

Desmond Tan

陈泂江

1900 - 112 – 2033

7

Guo Liang

郭亮

1900 - 112 - 2029

8

Lee Teng

李腾

1900 - 112 - 2025

9

Marcus Chin

陈建彬

1900 - 112 - 2032

10

Pierre Png

方展发

1900 - 112 - 2024

11

Pornsak

1900 - 112 - 2034

12

Rayson Tan

陈泰铭

1900 - 112 - 2021

13

Richard Low

刘谦益

1900 - 112 - 2035

14

Romeo Tan

陈罗密欧

1900 - 112 - 2026

15

Shaun Chen

陈泓宇

1900 - 112 - 2038

16

Terence Cao

曹国辉

1900 - 112 - 2039

17

Yao Wen Long

姚彣隆

1900 - 112 - 2028

18

Zhang Yao Dong

张耀栋

1900 - 112 - 2022

19

Zheng Ge Ping

郑各评

1900 - 112 - 2037

20

Zhu Hou Ren

朱厚任

1900 - 112 - 2040

 

Annex 2: Star Awards 2019 telecast details on 14 April 2019 (Sunday)

Programme

Time

Telecast Platform

Star Awards 2019

Walk of Fame

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Channel 8, Channel U, Toggle

Star Awards 2019 Main Show

7.00pm – 10.00pm


Repeat telecast on 21 April 2019 (Sunday):

Programme

Time

Telecast Platform

Star Awards 2019

Walk of Fame

2.30pm – 3.30pm

Channel 8

Star Awards 2019 Main Show

3.30pm – 6.30pm


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Media contacts
Angeline Yap
Communications Specialist, Corporate Marketing & Communications
+65 6819 7549 | angeline.yap@mediacorp.com.sg

Eugene Quek
Communications Specialist, Corporate Marketing & Communications
+65 6359 7450 | Eugene.Quek@mediacorp.com.sg

About Mediacorp
Mediacorp is Singapore’s largest content creator and transmedia platform, operating seven TV channels, 11 radio stations and multiple digital platforms including Channel NewsAsia (CNA), Singapore's most used news app, and Toggle, its digital video platform.  Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.

Mediacorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, it reaches 99% of Singaporeans in all four languages, and has a growing Asian audience base through CNA and its entertainment content that is distributed across markets in the region.

Mediacorp’s investments include stakes in Reebonz, one of the region’s fastest growing luxury online retailers, and Vietnam television’s International Media Corporation. The Mediacorp Partner Network brings Mediacorp together with industry-leading brands like ESPN and 99.co to deliver rich content for consumers and effective solutions for advertisers.

Mediacorp has been recognised with industry accolades including New York Festivals, World Media Festivals and PromaxBDA (World & Asia).

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