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"Project Superstar 2014" top 12 contestants make a splash at meet and greet

The final 12 contestants of the "Project Superstar 2014" televised singing contest met and performed for the public at a special event held at Junction 10 on Saturday.

SINGAPORE: The final 12 contestants of the "Project Superstar 2014" televised singing contest met and performed for the public at a special event held at Junction 10 on Saturday.

They were picked from over 6,000 hopefuls to compete in the televised singing competition.

The contestants performed a song each at the event and had the opportunity to interact with some of their fans.

"I'm thrilled to get into the final 12. I took part in the first two editions of 'Project Superstar' but never made it. This is my third attempt.

"There is quite a lot of pressure for me to do well because I'm the oldest contestant and people expect more from me. I hope I can make a breakthrough!" said 32-year-old contestant Alfred Sim, an athletics coach who was once a Singapore national runner.

21-year-old contestant Germaine Ng was also excited to be in the final 12.

"I've wanted to be a singer since I was four! I'm really happy to be among the final 12. Over the past weeks, we (the final 12 contestants) have grown very close.

"It doesn't matter if I win or lose. The most important thing is I've gained so many new friends," said Ng.

The 12 contestants will battle it out over the course of 11 weeks to become the Grand Winner of the competition and take home the cash prize, as well as a talent contract with broadcaster MediaCorp.

Music industry veterans Dawn Yip, Roy Loi and Eric Ng are the judges of the competition. Votes from the television audience will also make up 25 per cent of the contestants' total score each week.

Hosted by Dasmond Koh and co-hosted by Jeremy Chan as well as Shane Pow, "Project Superstar 2014" airs every Monday from August 18, 8pm on Channel U.

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