Could you be Singapore’s next online idol? Then this virtual talent competition is for you.
And it’s all in the name of charity as digital singing contest SingForSG aims to raise S$50 000 for The Food Bank Singapore.
Want to use your voice for good? SingForSG is looking anyone living in Singapore or Singaporeans based overseas to participate in a new digital competition that will help raise money for charity.
All you have to do is post a video of your performance (any song of your choice in English) with the hashtag #StayHomeStarSG. Entries can be solo, a duet or even a whole family act – just as long everyone is involved is living under the same roof. Deadline for all submissions is May 11.
Entries will be judged based on singing, performance, entertainment value and audience votes. The top 20 entries based on that criteria will then be selected to perform via live stream on Facebook over six episodes from May 16 to 27.
The judging will be presided by a celebrity panel comprising the who’s who of Singapore’s music scene, including Aisyah Aziz, Tosh Zhang, Don Richmond, Haneri Milliona, Clement Chow, Dee Kosh, Fakkah Fuzz and duo Jack & Rai. The eventual winner will take home S$1000 in cash.
With this online competition, SingforSG hopes to garner S$50 000 in donations for The Food Bank Singapore (FBSG) which works with more than 360 charities to meet the food needs of 300,000 underprivileged people.
100 per cent of the money raised will go to FBSG and assist in their operational costs as they provide meals to essential workers, underprivileged families, elderly, and migrant workers who are affected by Covid-19.
“We are very happy when SingforSG approached us to be their beneficiary and everyone could do with some fun and positivity now,” said Nichol Ng, Co-Founder of The Food Bank Singapore. “We are grateful for the support to nourish the souls of all those in need as well.”
“We asked ourselves how we can use our expertise to contribute during this time? So then came the idea to create a digital event that we could all be a part of without having to leave our homes,” said Wai Mayleng, Founder & Managing Director of The Events Artery - the organisers of SingForSG.
“We want to encourage people to express their emotions and creativity through music and bring some joy to everyone during Singapore’s circuit breaker," she said. "We hope that the public will donate generously so that The Food Bank Singapore can go on to continue the good work that they do.”
The SingForSG donation drive is open from now till May 31. You can make a donation of $10 and above at https://www.giving.sg/campaigns/singforsg
Visit http://fb.me/SingForSG for more information on how to take part.