Malaysian singer Gary Chaw, 37, is one of the four judges of the inaugural Singapore/Malaysia edition of the singing show, The Voice.
He will be on the show alongside Singaporean singer-songwriter Hanjin Tan, 41. Tan has written and produced for top stars such as Sammi Cheng and Eason Chan from Hong Kong, and American singer Christina Aguilera.
The other judges include Chinese balladeer Della Ding Dang, 34 and Taiwanese crooner Sky Wu, 50.
The singing contest will be hosted by Singaporean DJ Huang Wenhong and Malaysian artiste Siow Hui Mei. It premieres on Sept 17 on Astro AEC.
Last month, the show had drawn flak after calling for participants who are “fluent in Mandarin” and “able to perform Mandarin songs”.
The popular franchise, which originates from Holland, has been held around the world in various languages since 2010.
The local version is produced by Singapore-based company mm2 Entertainment and co-produced by StarHub and Astro. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network/Gwendolyn Ng