TVS to hold singing competition


KUCHING: The search for P. Ramlee and Saloma enthusiasts starts now with TVS’s Getaran Jiwa, a singing competition made for those with a classic soul.

TVS stated that the competition is open to singers aged 18 and above with the aim to revive renditions composed by the Malaysian singing legend, the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee.

Chief executive officer Suhaili Sulaiman stated that TVS will always provide a platform for those who are talented in the field of singing to showcase their talents.

He said the singing competition produced by TVS will showcase the timelessness and versatility of the late P. Ramlee’s work while paying homage to the legacy that was left behind.

“We want to collaborate with them and other productions in Sarawak to produce a successful programme by inviting as many talents to join this singing competition.

“With Mia Hassan and Fir Affandi as the hosts, Getara Jiwa will take the audience on a nostalgic ride as they dive into the era of a legendary artist from the Malay arts industry,” he said in a statement on Thursday (Aug 12).

Meanwhile producer Yume Suryani added that the competition will not only highlight the contestant’s singing abilities but also their stage performance.

“Through this singing competition, we are honoured to be able to celebrate the works and legacy of the late P. Ramlee and Saloma.

“The competition will be judged by professional juries and an online voting system will be used whereby the audience can vote for their favourite contestant through scanning of QR code displayed on screen during the competition,” she said.

At the same time, TVS disclosed that the winners of the competition will walk away with cash prizes and a trophy.

It also said that auditions will be undertaken through video submission, adhering to the new norms.

“Video entries are to be sent in horizontal or landscape position, in MP4 format with a duration of no more than five minutes and singing should be recorded using a microphone. Participants are required to only audition with the songs stated in the terms and conditions.

“Shortlisted candidates will be called for a face-to-face selection round. Entries are opened on August 14 and interested individuals may send their video submissions to,” it added.

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