Singing Competition Series

This project is currently CASTING. Interested applicants should submit their casting applications ASAP and we will be sure to get in touch over the next few weeks! There are very limited spots available so please apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out on this season!


Michael Bolton is on a mission to find the next rising star of Asia and offers 6 aspiring singers a chance to fulfill their dream as a performing artist.

Asian Superstar is a reality-based music competition series which focuses on discovering the “diamond in the rough” talents around Asia through a singing competition designed to hone each contestant’s individual style and performing ability. Over the course of 7 episodes (30 minutes each), a slate of challenges will be presented to the contestants, designed to test their talent, passion, and ambition– ultimately revealing whether they have what it takes to succeed in the music industry. Throughout the competition, Michael Bolton and other celebrity guest mentors will critique and advise contestants, pushing them to their utmost potential in hopes of transforming them into the next rising artist.

Only the strong will survive. This competition requires more than just a great voice. It requires more than just an X-factor. Talent, drive, and the will to succeed might give one lucky singer the chance to perform live on the grand finale stage with Michael Bolton himself, and open for his Asian Dream Tour.


Age: 18-65 years old
Gender: Any
Nationality: Any Asian/Southeast Asian
Style: There is no particular “type” of candidate that we are looking for. We are open to a range of vocal styles and backgrounds as long as the candidate possesses a strong singing ability and is comfortable with performing. We are not discriminating based on appearance or age, all are encouraged to apply. Any occupation is welcome as long as they can commit to the entire filming duration without conflict. No professional experience is necessary.


Contestants must English-speaking and possess a valid passport from country of origin. Contestants must be fully available for entire filming duration, production will take place in Singapore from 26 May 2019 – 20 June 2019 (TBD). If eliminated, contestant may not be needed for the remaining duration and is free to return home. All flights, food, and accommodation during the shooting period will be provided.


If you fit all the requirements, please download the Application Form below and attach the completed document in an email to “SUBJECT TITLE” should read: SUBMISSION BOLTON: (YOUR NAME, NATIONALITY). In the email, please include an introductory paragraph stating why you deserve to take part in the show, recent photographs of yourself, as well as a link to your Audition Video.

Audition Video Instructions:
  • Record a short introduction about yourself (i.e. Name, Age, Country, Music style, etc.) and yourself singing a song of your choice.
  • You can perform the song in any way that you’d like (i.e. with dancing, playing musical instruments, with backing music, etc.)
  • The video should be 2-3 minutes maximum.
  • Upload your video on a file-sharing site (i.e. Google Drive, Dropbox, Wetransfer, etc.) and include the link in your submission email.
  • Kindly make sure that your file is viewable by the following account:

If we find you to be a suitable candidate, you will then move on to the next phase of casting which includes a Skype interview with a Casting Producer. Please note: This is a non-formal introductory casting and does not guarantee you a slot on the show.

Download Application Form