The jury this year includes comedy artists Tran Thanh, Viet Huong and Chi Trung, musician Huy Tuan, and well-known singer Thanh Lam. The winner will take home VND500 million (US$25,000).
The contest is open for contestants of all ages and genders nationwide, either as an individual or as a group, to sing, dance, and perform magic show, comedy or anything that contestants wish to perform on stage.
Previously, child dance duo Nguyen Dang Quan and Tran Bao Ngoc from Hanoi, young lawyer/self-taught singer Tran Huu Kien from the central province of Thanh Hoa and Nguyen Duc Vinh, a nine-year-old boy from the northern province of Bac Ninh were named winners in previous season.
Vietnam’s Got Talent, a well-known TV talent search contest, was created by Simon Cowell. It debuted in June 2006 in the U.S. under the title America’s Got Talent and became the No. 1 entertainment show of NBC. The program has been franchised in 56 countries.
The programme, jointly produced by VTV and BHD Company, is based on a British TV programme.