Asia's Got Talent returns this October

16-time Grammy-award winner and music producer David Foster
Internationally acclaimed singing sensation Anggun.
Newcomer to the series, multi-platinum recording artist Jay Park.
New hosts Alan Wong (L) and Justin Bratton will add colour to cheer on contestants and engage with the audience.

AXN announced that the premiere date of the highly anticipated return of Asia's Got Talent is slated for Oct 12 at 8:30pm. The hit-rated series, which broke regional pay-TV rating records in 2015, will burst onto screens across Asia, featuring over 165 dynamic acts representing 15 countries.

It will be aired over on AXN (Astro Channel 701/721).

"The region's favourite entertainment series is back and it's more mesmerizing, dazzling, spell-binding, and funnier than ever before. The first season of Asia's Got Talent inspired a whole new generation of performers to audition this year and take a shot at their dreams. As a result, AXN viewers can expect a powerful season in both the quality of the acts, as well as the storytelling that supports them," said Virginia Lim, senior vice president and head of content, production and marketing, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.

As the world's biggest talent contest, Asia's Got Talent invites acts of any age and with any dream to compete for a US$100,000 grand prize. The new season will play host to a myriad of acts spanning multiple genres including magic, dancing, singing, instrumental, martial and visual arts and some more unusual acts that are too tricky to define.

The judges, 16-time Grammy-award winner and music producer David Foster; internationally acclaimed singing sensation Anggun and newcomer to the series, multi-platinum recording artist Jay Park, will determine who goes through to the next round in the first five episodes, but it is ultimately the audience who play the "fourth judge" in the semi-final episodes to determine the ultimate winner.

New hosts Alan Wong and Justin Bratton will add colour to cheer on contestants and engage with the audience.

Asia's Got Talent is the 67th adaptation of the Guinness-World-Record-breaking hit Got Talent format, which was created by Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia.

The Got Talent format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.