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Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang’s F.I.P.’s Got Talent Singing Competition is Back in Full Swing with Second Season of Contest

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang’s F.I.P.’s Got Talent Singing Competition is Back in Full Swing with Second Season of Contest

Penang, Malaysia, 5 June 2017 – F.I.P. (Fun, Interactive, Play) Lounge at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang marks its second season of the popular F.I.P’s Got Talent Singing Competition.

Although based on the format of a singing talent show, this second season brings some changes to the format.  Participation is open to solo and duo performers.  Cash prizes and holiday stays at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang and at other Shangri-La properties await the winners.

Online auditions are accepted between 5 June to 9 July 2017.  Participants are required to submit their auditions in video in the style of a 2- to 3-minute singing performance prepared specially for the qualifying round.  The contest is open to local Malaysian contestants aged 16 to 49 years old.  Each video performance must be either by solo or duo.  At the audition stage, entries will be judged purely on vocal quality, pitch and tone.

Only 36 contestants from the pool of entries received during the audition stage will be selected for three elimination rounds comprising three heats scheduled on 30 July, 13 August and 27 August 2017.  The grand final is on 10 September 2017, which will have 12 entrants of a mixture of solo and duo performers vying to be crowned champion, first and second runner-up.  The heats and final will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at F.I.P. Lounge.  Judging criteria for every heat includes vocal quality, pitch and tone, stage performance and costume.

“The grand final offers a twist to the standard singing competition format.  Every solo or duo is required to perform a song of their own choice and a second song later as a duet.  Each duet partner will be picked randomly at the end of the third heat, so competitors will have ample time to prepare themselves before the grand final,” said Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman, the resort’s director of communications.  The song choice for the duet will be at the contestants’ discretion.

“The upcoming competition and showcase of singing prowess is set to further elevate the profile and status of F.I.P. Lounge as a cutting edge entertainment hub for discovering new talents in Penang,” Mr Rahman said.

F.I.P.’s Got Talent Singing Competition is jointly organised with Maverick Media Productions, an integrated promotions consultancy based in Penang.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 100 hotels with a room inventory of over 41,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, Bahrain, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.  For more information, please visit

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Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman
Director of Communications


(60 4) 888 8650


Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa Batu Feringgi Beach, 11100 Penang, Malaysia


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