China's Got Talent, Asian Wave, The Performance of a Dream, Alice Tully Hall
New York audiences are in for a special treat when winners and top finalists from Asia's two most popular TV Talent shows - China's Got Talent and Asian Wave, which are seen by more than 800-million viewers - make their American stage debuts in the US Premiere of The Performance of a Dream at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall at 7 PM on Sunday, March 31, 2013.
Similar to the internationally popular America's Got Talent TV series, Chinas Got Talent and Asian Wave offer opportunities for gifted and passionate individuals from all walks of life to audition, compete and showcase their unique talents and realize their dreams. Both shows are produced by Dragon TV, one of China's most widely watched TV networks, which will include excerpts from the Alice Tully Hall performance in a major holiday TV special that will air in Shanghai in May of this year.
The North American portion of The Performance of a Dream is being presented by Musicality International, Inc., a California-based entertainment company which focuses on introducing leading Asian performing artists to audiences in the US. They have produced and organized more than 100 concerts, variety shows and theatrical performances.
Tickets for The Performance of a Dream are available at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office, 1941 Broadway, between 65th and 66th Streets (212-671-4060); Center Charge (212-721-6500); or online at www.lincolncenter.org.
Among the performers whose unique talents will be on display in The Performance of a Dream spectacular are:
Shila Amzah - the winner of the Asian Wave competition in 2012. In 2008 Shila was also the 1st runner-up in Malaysia's One in a Million talent competition, and was awarded "Best Song" and "Golden Award" in the Asia New Singer Competition. Blessed with an obsession for music and a strong passion for singing, Shila garnered the most online votes among all contestants in the Asian Wave competition.
Pan Qianqian, famed for her baritone voice, is known throughout Asia for her signature songs - "You Don't Know Me," "A Dream to Say the Least" and "Chase." Before gaining stardom, Pan, who hails from rural Shandong, worked as a waitress at a hotspot restaurant. Her initial motivation for competing in China's Got Talent was to use her winnings to improve the living conditions of her family and to support her younger brother's pursuit of his dream as an athlete. Pan Qianqian successfully made her way from audition to winning China's Got Talent Season 3 at the finals held in the Mercedes-Benz Arena -- Shanghai World Expo Cultural Center.