Mediacorp offering contracts to all 12 Star Search 2019 finalists in ‘unprecedented move’


Mandy How | November 5, 03:07 pm


Star Search 2019 concluded on Sunday (Nov. 3), with 26-year-old Teoh Zetong emerging as champion.

Herman Keh, 23, and Ye Jia Yun, 17, came in second and third respectively.

The three were awarded a contract with Mediacorp, with Teoh also bagging an Audi.

9 other finalists will also receive entertainment contracts

However, in an “unprecedented move” in Star Search history, Mediacorp will also be offering contracts to the remaining nine finalists.

They are:

  • Kiki Lim, 17
  • Sheryl Ang, 20
  • Vanessa Ho, 20
  • Zhai Si Ming, 22
  • Zane Lim, 22
  • Tyler Ten, 23
  • Chang Hio Cheng, 25
  • Jernelle Oh, 25
  • Juin Teh, 29

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the past 4 months has been such a rollercoaster🎢 but watching everyone grow and improve day by day has rlly been so fruitful and rewarding. I’ve have learnt so much from u guys, thank you for guiding me and i’m so glad that i was given this opportunity to meet all of you WONDERFUL✨ and AMAZING🤩 people :”) thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of me in this journey, words can’t explain how grateful i am for you guys❤️💜💛 not forgetting those who work tirelessly behind-the-scenes, our makeup artists, stylist, 校长 and many moree, thank you for always making us look our best!! even though there’s only half of us left, i believe that for some of us it is just the start of a new beginning!! DON’T GIVE UP and keep chasing your dreams💪🏼 and to my other 11 finalist, let’s all give our best and put up a good show for everyone on the 3rd of November!!! ٩( ᐛ )و 加油!加油!加油!我们可以的👍🏼💖 #StarSearch2019

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Head of The Celebrity Agency Ivy Low said that the 12 individuals have proven their “strong passion for acting” throughout the seven-month competition, which the company hopes to support and nurture with tailor-made programmes.

She added, “In the coming months, Mediacorp will continue to train them, as well as provide the environment and resources for them to blossom and become stars.”

To do so, the media giant will push a specially scripted title for the Star Search winners, named “All Around You《回路网》”

The show, which will screen on Toggle and Channel 8, features a group of “young social media experts whose jobs are to help clients manoeuvre and manipulate the intricate online universe, only to end up being entangled in their own trap”.

Top image via Herman Keh and Teoh Zetong’s Facebook


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