“The Voice” fans, rejoice :)
It was reported that Singapore-based mm2 Entertainment will be making a Singapore/Malaysia edition for the well-loved TV singing contest, in Mandarin! According to The Straits Times, the agency has already gained the rights to produce and broadcast the show from Talpa Global.
The series is the first time a single version of the format is produced for 2 countries. Melvin Ang, CEO of mm2 Asia, said, “Given the strong historical and cultural bond between the two countries, the Singapore/Malaysia version is a great way to extend this iconic format to this part of the world. Through the show, we’re also looking to unearth fresh acting and singing talents for our diverse range of movies and entertainment platforms”.
No details (including the mentors) and release date for the Singapore/Malaysia edition have been confirmed yet, but we’ll be updating this post with more information as soon as we get ’em details.
“The Voice”, which first aired in the Netherlands in 2010, is airing in more than 180 countries with almost 70 local productions. The 11th season of the American edition featured Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus, and Alicia Keys as coaches to the contestants.
The news comes after Malaysian songstress Lee Pei Ling and Singaporean singer Hartono competed in “SING! China”, formerly known as “The Voice China”.