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Singaporean bodybuilder emerges winner in Michael Bolton’s singing contest

For winning at the first Asian Dream reality show, Tyen Rasif gets to join the Grammy-winning singer on his tour.

Singaporean bodybuilder emerges winner in Michael Bolton’s singing contest

Singaporean singer and bodybuilder Tyen Rasif with Asian Dream creator and singer Michael Bolton. (Photo: Instagram/tyenstagram)

Singaporean singer and bodybuilder Tyen Rasif emerged as the winner of the inaugural Asian Dream talent competition created by Grammy-winning singer Michael Bolton.

The seven-episode reality show concluded Thursday (Sep 17), where the 25-year-old trumped fellow finalist Linh Tran, 27, from Vietnam with her performance of Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball during the finale.

Tyen Rasif bested Vietnam's Linh Tran during the final episode of Asian Dream. (Photo: Asian Dream)

The competition, which was aired on AXN, was a partnership between Bolton – who’s also the host and executive producer – and Subaru Asia.

Rasif, who is also a personal fitness trainer, YouTuber and a Miss Universe Singapore 2018 finalist, will get to perform alongside Bolton during his upcoming Asian Dream tour (and also gets a Subaru XV).


“I wanna relive this dream over and over and over again,” she wrote on Instagram. “Only people who really know know me (wayyy before I became a fitness trainer) knew that music has always been a passion of mine. I never thought I was good enough to make anything of it.”

The other contestants came from all over the region, including Hong Kong’s Becky Yeung, the Philippines’ Karl Zarate, Malaysia’s Poovaa Sri Rama and Thailand’s Sasha Ka.


Throughout the show, they were constantly mentored by Bolton and his co-host, Filipino singer Morrisette Amon. Both also served as judges, alongside Vietnamese musician Thanh Bui and Tan Chong International Limited’s deputy chairperson Glenn Tan.

Among the celebrity mentors dropping by were Singapore’s Tan Kheng Hua and Sara Wee, American fashion photographer Yu Tsai, as well as other singers and models from Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan.

Source: CNA/mm

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