'Vietnam's Got Talent' starts auditions in October

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Auditions for Vietnam's Got Talent will be held from October to June 2012 nationwide, according to a press conference in Ho Chi Minh City on September 26.

According to organizers, VTV3 and BHD Company, the official name of the competition in the country will be Vietnam's Got Talent.

The reality show is for everyone of all ages, featuring performances in various genres, including music, dance, magic, traditional art and comedy.

The competition will include 26 shows, which will kick off nationwide, including in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son from October 9 to November 5.

Oganizers will select 360 of the best performances for the audition round, to be held in Hanoi and HCMC from November 12-23.

The winner will receive US$20,000 at the final gala, to be held on June 17.

Got Talent originated in America in 2006 and is a huge success since it has been adapted in 45 countries worldwide. Susan Boyle, the runner-up of Britain's Got Talent 2009, is the most famous talent to emerge from the reality show.

The 49-year-old winner's performance has been watched over 150 million times on YouTube and her album I Dreamed a Dream released the same year was the number one best-selling CD on charts around the globe and is the UK's best selling debut album of all time.

According to organizer, Vietnam's Got Talent is expected to introduce more talented faces to the local showbiz and entertainment industry.

The Vietnamese edition will be broadcast live on VTV3 every Sunday at 8 p.m.

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