Kollaboration Star returns with a $20,000 Grand Prize
Kollaboration is once again searching for the most talented Asian American performers to feature in its second annual Kollaboration Star.
Following the success of the inaugural Kollaboration Star 2012 last year, Kollaboration Star 2013 will return in October to give its performing artists an even bigger platform to share their talents and increase their visibility. This year, Kollaboration has amped up the national competition with an ultimate grand prize of $20,000. With this new cash prize, Kollaboration hopes to inspire more talented artists to pursue their dreams and expans the focus from its local talent showcases to a national talent search, especially as the contestants now have an incredible opportunity to gain attention from a larger audience and use the prize money towards the pursuit of their crafts.
Since 2000, Kollaboration has provided a creative platform for Asian American performing artists to showcase their talents on stage to live audiences in cities across North America and with the advent of YouTube and social media, through videos to online audiences throughout the world. Notable performers who have graced the Kollaboration stage include Far East Movement, Dave Elsewhere, Dumbfoundead, Quest Crew, David Choi, Clara C and many more.
In 2012, Kollaboration partnered with Mnet, the youth entertainment cable television network, to produce the reality television series ‘Kollaboration Star 2012’, which detailed the stories of 12 winners from the talent shows nationwide. The top seven finalists voted in by the online viewing audience, were then flown to Los Angeles to compete in the live competition, Kollaboration Star 2012 – The Finale. Kollaboration Honolulu’s Mike Izon not only took the title and cash prize, but also received the opportunity of the lifetime when he was flown to Hong Kong to perform on the Red Carpet of the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) alongside some of the biggest celebrity names in Asia.
Kollaboration is now looking to crown its next Kollaboration Star for 2013. For performers who are interested in competing at Kollaboration Star 2013 for a chance to win the $20,000 grand prize, the process begins by auditioning for a local Kollaboration chapter’s show. To apply for a local audition, visit Kollaboration website here.