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Project SuperStar is a singing talent search competition organised by MediaCorp
MediaCorp
Media Corporation of Singapore, better known as MediaCorp, is a group of commercial media companies in Singapore, with business interests in television and radio broadcasting, interactive media, and, to a lesser extent, print publishing and film-making....

 and broadcast every Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm on Channel U
MediaCorp TV Channel U
MediaCorp Channel U or Channel U is the second Mandarin Chinese channel in Singapore and was started officially began on-air broadcasting, inaugurated opened television studio station's transmission first established since on 1 January 2005...

 in Singapore
Singapore
Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the...

. Project SuperStar was organised to uncover and develop young talent in Mandarin pop in Singapore. Closely modelled after the Pop Idol
Pop Idol
Pop Idol is a British television series which debuted on ITV on 6 October 2001. The show was a talent contest to decide the best new young pop singer in the United Kingdom, based on viewer voting and participation. Two series were broadcast - one in 2001-02 and a second in 2003...

, 24 contestants were selected to enter the Quarter Finals of the competition. For both seasons, it was hosted by Quan Yifeng and Jeff Wang. Episodes were pre-recorded, and broadcast on Wednesday for male contestants, while episodes on Thursday feature female contestants. Result shows were shown on the same Thursday of the week at 11.30pm.

Format


Male and female contestants will perform on two separate days, Wednesday and Thursday respectively, with the results of both female and male category announced on Thursday at 11.30pm. Contestants would sing and their performance would be assessed by judges present at the show itself, and also by the public.

Judges would give a score each upon ten, and the total score upon 50, accounts for 30% of the final score for the contestant for that particular episode. The remaining 70% is obtained from telepolling and SMS
SMS
SMS is a form of text messaging communication on phones and mobile phones. The terms SMS or sms may also refer to:- Computer hardware :...

 voting from the public. The judging team is made up of Ye Peifen, Li Feihui
Li Feihui
Roy Loi Fey Huei, who is more commonly or affectionally known as Li Fei Hui , was dubbed as one of Singapore's brightest exports in Taiwan's music industry, back in the early 1990s...

, Xu Huanliang, Fang Zhonghua and Lee Wei Song, some of which are Singapore’s acclaimed singers and producers.

Quarter Finals


There are 5 rounds in the Quarter Final, including a Revival Round for eliminated contestants.

In each episode in the Quarter Final, each contestant would perform a solo piece as well as a duet. In the 1st two episodes, the male and female categories are sub-divided into two groups of six, in which the bottom-two ranked contestants in every group would be eliminated from the competition. A total of four male and four female contestants will be eliminated.

These eight eliminated contestants will not be eligible to enter the Revival Round.

The remaining eight male and eight female contestants will advance to the 3rd and 4th round of the Quarter Final. Each of the male and female categories are now sub-divided into two groups of four, in which two contestants will be eliminated in each group. Four male and four female contestants will advance to the Semi Final.

The other four male and four female contestants who were eliminated will have another shot at stardom when they will compete in the 5th Quarter Final, which is the Revival Round, in which only 1 male and 1 female contestant will advance to the semi-finals, forming the top ten along with the other eight contestants.

Semi Finals


The five male and five female contestants once again are divided by gender. There will be four rounds of Semi Final. They would undergo judging and elimination similar to that in the Quarter Final. However, they would not be required to perform duet.

The performance will be based on a theme each week. A live band will replace the original music accompaniment, with each contestant singing three songs. Based on their final score, a male contestant and a female contestant would be eliminated each week. Eventually, the male and female winner of their respective categories would advance to the Final.

Themes
  • Top 10 : A slow song and a dance item
  • Top 8 : Oldies' night
  • Top 6 : Theme song of a local drama/movie
  • Top 6 : A song by local artist
  • Top 4 : Same song with slow and rock versions
  • Top 4 : An English song
  • Top 4 : Productions choice, same song, different rendition
  • Top 2 : Command the attention of the huge audience through a song
  • Top 2 : An unplugged song
  • Top 2 : Duet with Guest
  • Top 2 : Designated song by judges to point out contestants' weakness
  • Top 2 : Contestant's choice

Final


Before the Grand final, both the male and female finalists would be required to record and release limited editions of a Single
Single (music)
In music, a single or record single is a type of release, typically a recording of fewer tracks than an LP or a CD. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats. In most cases, the single is a song that is released separately from an album, but it can still appear...

, of which the sales record will be tracked. The singles would only be available for a few days. This accounts for 30% of their score in the final. The remainder 70% comprise of telepolling and SMS voting results. Unlike previous rounds, judges have no say in the eventual winner, though they will express their opinions on who is better in each of the five rounds.

On the day of the actual performance, each of them would have to perform five songs in the Singapore Indoor Stadium
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Singapore Indoor Stadium is an indoor sports arena, located in Kallang, Singapore.It was completed in 1989 and was officially opened by the, then, prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, on 31 December 1989. The building was built at a cost of S$ 90 million...

.

Project SuperStar Season 1 (2005)


Season 1 was broadcast from June 22 to 1 September 2005.

Kelvin Tan and Kelly Poon emerged winners of their respective categories and competed in the grand final at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 1 September 2005.

Kelvin Tan became the eventual winner with a better sales record and results from telepolling, garnering 64% of the votes. He won a recording contract with Play Music and has since released his debut album. Second-placed Kelly Poon earned a contract with Universal Music and has also released her debut album in February 2006.

Hong Junyang and Chew Sin Huey also released their debut album in May 2006 and October 2006 respectively. Derrick Hoh Wei Jian has also signed contracts with Play Music.

The table below shows the 24 contestants who competed.
Contestant Chinese Name Age Order Of Elimination
Kelvin Tan Wei Lian
Kelvin Tan Wei Lian
Kelvin Tan Wei Lian is a visually impaired Singaporean singer. He is better known as Weilian to his fans.-Early life:...

陈伟联 23 Male Champion
Overall Champion
Kelly Poon Kar Lai
Kelly Poon
Kelly Poon Kar Lai is a Singaporean singer who emerged from one of the Chinese singing competition held in Singapore, Project SuperStar.Kelly Poon graduated from Huamin Primary School, Yishun Town Secondary School and Singapore Polytechnic....

潘嘉丽 22 Female Champion
Eliminated 1 Sep 2005

Revived 21 Jul 2005
Eliminated 7 Jul 2005
Hong Jun Yang
Hong Junyang
Hong Junyang is a Singaporean singer and host.He was a contestant on Project SuperStar 2005, organized by MediaCorp, and became runner-up to the eventual winner Kelvin Tan Wei Lian in the final of the male category. After the competition, he signed a recording contract with Universal Music...

洪俊扬 23 Eliminated 18 Aug 2005
Chew Sin Huey 石欣卉 24 Eliminated 18 Aug 2005
Derrick Hoh Wei Jian
Derrick Hoh
Derrick Hoh 何維健 , is a Singaporean idol singer.-Career:In April 2005, Derrick auditioned for Project SuperStar, a nationwide talent competition in Singapore organised by Mediacorp....

何维健 19 Eliminated 11 Aug 2005
Revived 21 Jul 2005
Eliminated 7 Jul 2005
Ang Zi Hui Silver 洪子惠 19 Eliminated 11 Aug 2005
Jason Tan Kok Khian 陈国强 26 Eliminated 04 Aug 2005
Toh Hwei Peng Candyce 杜慧萍 25 Eliminated 04 Aug 2005
Chia Wei Choong 谢维聪 21 Eliminated 28 Jul 2005
Chua Shi Ni Ruth 蔡诗妮 18 Eliminated 28 Jul 2005
Guo Mei Xi Macy 郭美汐 24 Eliminated 14 Jul 2005
Pang Jing Ying Chanel 冯靖莹 19 Eliminated 14 Jul 2005
Leong Wai Keong 梁伟强 18 Eliminated 14 Jul 2005
Tan Meng Qi Hagen 陈孟奇 24 Eliminated 14 Jul 2005
Lai Li Jun 黎俐君 21 Eliminated 7 Jul 2005
Lim Yu Zhi Leon 林昱志 18 Eliminated 7 Jul 2005
Ter Ai Ling 戴爱玲 21 Eliminated 30 Jun 2005
Zhuo Hui Ling Wendy 卓慧玲 23 Eliminated 30 Jun 2005
Chua Gee Wee Raymond 蔡义伟 26 Eliminated 30 Jun 2005
Tan William Tanoto 陈耀榕 22 Eliminated 30 Jun 2005
Tan Jing Ying Candy 陈靖颖 21 Eliminated 23 Jun 2005
Chen Jia Xin (Vincy Chan
Vincy Chan
Vincy Chan is a Hong Kong cantopop singer. Before the handover of 1997 when Hong Kong was returned from Great Britain to China, her family left Hong Kong and went to Singapore when she was a child. She was signed by Emperor Entertainment Group, and debuted with the album Vincy on 27 July 2006.She...

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陈家欣 22 Eliminated 23 Jun 2005
Sugianto 潘嗣敬 23 Eliminated 23 Jun 2005
Yong Tze Wen Darryl 杨子文 20 Eliminated 23 Jun 2005

Project SuperStar Season 2 (2006-07)


Season 2 was broadcast from 8 November 2006 to 4 February 2007.

Daren won the title of the 2nd season's Singapore Project Superstar with the margin of 59% to Diya's 41%

The table below shows the 24 contestants who competed.
Contestant Chinese Name Age Order Of Elimination
Daren Tan Sze Wei
Daren Tan Sze Wei
Daren Tan Sze Wei is a Singaporean singer. He was the winner of Project Superstar Season 2. He has been listed among CLEO magazine's 50 Most Eligible Bachelors...

陈世维 23 Male Champion
Overall Champion
Revived 21 Dec 2006
Eliminated 07 Dec 2006
Lydia Tan Di Ya 陈迪雅 21 Female Champion
Eliminated 4 Feb 2007
Nathaniel Tan Kern Bai 陈铿百 20 Eliminated 18 Jan 2007
Carrie Yeo Chia Ying 杨佳盈 25 Eliminated 18 Jan 2007
Revived 21 Dec 2006
Eliminated 14 Dec 2006
Kelvin Soon Boon Hai 孙文海 25 Eliminated 11 Jan 2007
Averil Chan Shi Yun 陈诗韵 22 Eliminated 11 Jan 2007
Zhang Le Sheng 张乐声 25 Eliminated 04 Jan 2007
Michelle Lew Ruo Wen 刘若雯 24 Eliminated 04 Jan 2007
Jon Toh Hong Lim 卓坊林 27 Eliminated 28 Dec 2006
Maxilian Chan Yu Shu 曾裕淑 19 Eliminated 28 Dec 2006
Jeremy Chan Ming Yao 田铭耀 25 Eliminated 14 Dec 2006
Chua Wee Jian 蔡伟健 19 Eliminated 14 Dec 2006
Charlotte Loh Feng Yi 罗凤仪 25 Eliminated 14 Dec 2006
Jeremy Kwan Jing Han 官镜瀚 23 Eliminated 07 Dec 2006
Sheila Ou Qian Yu 欧千瑜 21 Eliminated 07 Dec 2006
Dawn Wong Chuan Mei 黄川美 22 Eliminated 07 Dec 2006
Anson Goh Heng Yong 吴幸荣 27 Eliminated 30 Nov 2006
Jeff Teay Che Wai 谢子伟 26 Eliminated 30 Nov 2006
Lee Her Ching 李何菁 23 Eliminated 30 Nov 2006
Tang Ling Yi 汤灵伊 19 Eliminated 30 Nov 2006
Kenny Lim Dao Wen 林道文 22 Eliminated 23 Nov 2006
Huang Shi Yu 黄仕昱 24 Eliminated 23 Nov 2006
Magdalene Yeong Yan Yi 杨艳宜 22 Eliminated 23 Nov 2006
Veron Yang Xue Ni 杨雪妮 24 Eliminated 23 Nov 2006

"Project SuperStar Season 3"


Sources slated that a third season will be introduced in the year 2010, but however it was axed last minute by Mediacorp. Channel U
MediaCorp TV Channel U
MediaCorp Channel U or Channel U is the second Mandarin Chinese channel in Singapore and was started officially began on-air broadcasting, inaugurated opened television studio station's transmission first established since on 1 January 2005...

 had long-running Taiwanese shows since 2009, for instance "Million Singer" and "Diamond Club". To expand the variety shows in Channel U, news reports ended broadcasting in 28 March 2010 to facilitate new variety timeslots from 8pm to 10pm. The Project Superstar and its spinoffs up till now was forgotten.

See also

  • MediaCorp
    MediaCorp
    Media Corporation of Singapore, better known as MediaCorp, is a group of commercial media companies in Singapore, with business interests in television and radio broadcasting, interactive media, and, to a lesser extent, print publishing and film-making....

  • Channel U
    MediaCorp TV Channel U
    MediaCorp Channel U or Channel U is the second Mandarin Chinese channel in Singapore and was started officially began on-air broadcasting, inaugurated opened television studio station's transmission first established since on 1 January 2005...

  • Campus SuperStar
    Campus SuperStar
    Campus SuperStar is a spin-off of Project SuperStar, a popular singing talent-search competition in Singapore. The contestants comprise students from secondary schools, junior colleges and Institutes of Technical Education . This differs from Project Superstar, where contestants must be over 18 to...

  • SuperBand
    SuperBand
    SuperBand is a spin-off of Project SuperStar, a popular singing talent-search competition in Singapore. Contestants are bands of 2 to 6 people....

  • Project SuperStar (Malaysia)
    Project Superstar (Malaysia)
    Project SuperStar is the Malaysian version of Singapore's successful reality format of the same title. To date, three seasons have been completed on 8TV.-Format:...

  • :vi:Ngôi sao Tiếng hát truyền hình (Vietnamese) Project Superstar (Vietnam).

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