Big Stage Tamil is unlike any other singing competition you've ever watched. Adapted from the hugely popular Malay TV programme 'Big Stage' on Astro Ria, the show hopes to nurture fresh local talent and inspire more young singers to pursue their dreams by giving them a stage.

If you're still on the fence about watching the show this weekend, here are five compelling reasons to reconsider:

1: Contestants are, without a doubt, the heartbeat of Big Stage Tamil, and do you know where they come from? Social media. Many young and aspiring singers have started using social media to showcase their talents in the hopes of being discovered and appreciated. For the first time ever, the Big Stage Tamil crew has scouted contestants directly from social media to compete in the show. How amazing is that?

2: Big Stage Tamil is one of the first initiatives of Vinmeen HD of keeping the TV content entirely local by featuring judges solely from the local music industry, including singers Dr. Burn and Punitha Raja, former RAAGA announcer and performer Ram, and music composer Shameshan Mani Maran. The insights from the judges who have experienced the Malaysian industry first-hand will propel the contestants' growth as they've never imagined.

Singer Shamini is the first guest judge who will be gracing the show this weekend.

3: Every week, the show will feature a guest judge who will encourage and criticize the contestants' performances. All of the guest judges are well-known local artists who have been working in the field for years. They're going to be a force to be reckoned with.

4: One of the unique aspects of this competition is the frequent disagreements between the judges and the contestants. The days of contestants silently accepting the judges' criticisms are long gone. Big Stage Tamil contestants challenge the judges' rationale and even go so far as to express their disapproval. In addition to intense confrontations, audience can look forward to some emotionally-charged moments every weekend on the show.

5: Vinmeen HD has always been a breeding ground for high-quality and entertaining content, and we have to admit that after Superstar and Rap Porkalam, the pandemic has put a stop to producing any reality singing competitions. This is officially Vinmeen HD's spectacular comeback to delight their audiences with drama-packed and engaging reality TV once more every week.

Hopefully, these reasons will be enough to persuade you to watch the show this weekend!

Big Stage Tamil premieres on 12 March, and don't forget to catch the show every Saturday and Sunday at 9PM on Astro Vinmeen (Ch 202) via TV, Astro GO, and On Demand.