Local singing competition The Final Quest has finally revealed its top 40 contestants who will be going head to head in the next coming months for the coveted first place and $3,000 cash prize.
The 40 new hopefuls were announced during a result show that was held recently at the Airport Mall in Berakas, after months of intense auditions held across all four districts of Brunei Darussalam.
Organised in collaboration between Radio Television Brunei (RTB) and SGA Marketing and Media, The Final Quest is intended to discover the next rising star in the sultanate, showcase their talent to the public and foster the entertainment industry in Brunei.
Speaking in an interview with The Bruneian, Danny Tay of SGA Marketing and Media said that the contestants comprise of youths, with the youngest contestant being 12 years old and the oldest aged 25.
The deliberately youthful demographic of The Final Quest competition according to Tay was to reflect the current market of the entertainment industry, where the talent and fanfare of young artists can be nurtured from a young age to garner early interest from the public.
He added that a panel of judges comprising of local artists and a singing coach were brought on to help identify potential hopefuls during the audition process as well as to provide their guidance and mentorship during the competition.
With the top 40 participants announced, the elimination round for The Final Quest will commence, beginning with a show for the final top 20 slated at the end of July.
This will be followed by another four rounds of elimination before the victor is crowned at the finale which will be held in December at the Jerudong Park Amphitheatre, where the top 6 will have to sing their hearts out for the top spot.
The series of competitions, prior to the finale, will be held at Studio 4 of RTB, where the audience can see the live show as it is open for the public, and it will also be aired live on RTB Aneka and RTB Go and for radio on Pilihan FM.
The champion of The Final Quest will win a grand prize of $3,000 while the first and second runner-up will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.
Contestants who placed in fourth to sixth will each receive $500 and overall, all of the top six finalists will be awarded a trophy.
The audience can also stand a chance to win prizes by participating in the online lucky draw which follows every episode and the grand prize lucky draw will also be announced during the live finale.
The Final quest is the first of its kind in Brunei, catering to the youth demographic to broadcast and build up their talent.
Previously, SGA Marketing and Media established the Stardom Quest, a similar singing competition for the older demographic of the population.
For more information and the latest updates, follow The Final Quest on their Instagram @thefinalquest2021
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