Kuala Lumpur, 3 March 2022 – Astro customers can enjoy more high-quality local Tamil content with the premiere of reality singing competition, Big Stage Tamil. Themed #TheTurningPoint, the show aspires to develop new local talent and inspire more young singers to chase their dreams through this platform. Big Stage Tamil premieres on 12 March at 9pm on Astro Vinmeen (Ch 202) via TV, Astro GO and On Demand.

Prem Anand, Vice President, Indian Customer Business, Astro, said, “We are excited to introduce Big Stage Tamil, our original Tamil show as we continue to raise the standards of our local productions and expand on our content slate for customers. Taking into account the success of the original Big Stage concept, we are confident that this adaptation will meet the demands of our audiences and young talents for a high-quality local singing competition. We congratulate all contestants and hope our customers enjoy this new show.”

Big Stage Tamil is hosted by popular local talents, Ahila (RAAGA) and Vicky, and is bound to captivate viewers with the intense competition among eleven contestants: Pavitren Subramaniam, Kanniyaashree Kannan, Harieharan C Gangkathran, Sasitharan Rajendran, Vetha Naveenaa Paremeswaran, Arulini Arumugam, Thanushan Jayakumar, Roshini Balachandran, Jeevanraj Venugopal, Vetha Shahana Paremeswaran Naidu, and Swetha Nair Krishnakumar.

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Over 8 weeks of the competition, contestants will be guided on their journeys by a panel of judges from the local music industry including singers, Dr Burn and Punitha Raja, former RAAGA announcer and artiste, Ram, as well as music composer, Shameshan Mani Maran. Every week, customers can also enjoy special appearances by celebrity guest judges on the show. With years of experience and expertise to offer, these judges will push contestants to strive harder and challenge themselves to achieve higher performance standards during the course of the competition. Winners of the competition will take home RM30,000 for first place, RM 15,000 for second place, as well as consolation prizes of RM5,000 each.

Watch new episodes of Big Stage Tamil, every Saturday and Sunday at 9pm on TV and Astro GO or stream anytime On Demand. For more information on Big Stage Tamil, visit http://www.astroulagam.com.my/BigStageTamil.