SINGAPORE - Singaporean singer-songwriter Hanjin Tan, 41, is one of the four judges of the inaugural Singapore/Malaysia edition of the singing show, The Voice. He has written and produced for top stars such as Sammi Cheng and Eason Chan from Hong Kong as well as American singer Christina Aguilera.
The Hong Kong-based musician's name was revealed last night along with Chinese balladeer Della Ding Dang, 34; Malaysian singer-songwriter Gary Chaw, 37; and Taiwanese crooner Sky Wu, 50.
The singing contest will be hosted by SPH Radio UFM100.3 DJ Huang Wenhong and Malaysian artist Siow Hui Mei. It premieres on Sept 17 on cable channel Hub E City (StarHub TV Channel 111/825). Viewers can also catch the show for free on StarHub Go Local a day later. It will also air on Astro AEC in Malaysia.
Last month, the show had drawn flak after calling for participants who are "fluent in Mandarin" and "able to perform Mandarin songs".
The popular franchise, which originates from Holland, has been held around the world in various languages since 2010.
The local version is produced by Singapore-based company mm2 Entertainment, and co-produced by StarHub and Astro.
Homegrown singer Nathan Hartono shot to regional fame after clinching second place on Sing! China last year, a reality show which was formerly China's edition of The Voice.