SHORTLISTED ACTS ANNOUNCED AS FESTIVAL BEGINS 50-DAY COUNTDOWN!
With less than 50 days to go until the Yasalam festival marks its 10th anniversary celebration, FLASH Entertainment is proud to announce the ten shortlisted acts for the 2018 Emerging Talent Competition (#ETC2018). Now in its fourth edition, FLASH continues to Tune Up the region’s growing music scene by nurturing local and regional talent and providing a platform to showcase their passion. For the second year, the competition welcomed entries from across the GCC, in the search for the next singing superstar to join the highly celebrated Wall of Fame.
The shortlist has been whittled down from over a hundred entries by this year’s judging panel consisting of industry leaders; multi award-winning electronic duo Hollaphonic’s Olly Wood, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and orchestral composer Reiner Erlings, Vice President Marketing and Promotions at Universal Music MENA Rania Hamadeh and Artist & Label Relations Manager at Anghami, Mark Abou Jaoudeh.
MEET DANNY ARIDI, THE 2017 EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION WINNER
Danny wowed the judges with his soulful raspy voice and passion for performing. He participated in a series of Industry workshops and developed as an artist throughout the programme. In the final stages, he fought off tough competition and took to the stage in front of fans at the Yasalam After-Race Concerts to become the 2017 ETC winner.
Since winning the Emerging Talent Competition, Danny has gone from strength to strength and has even secured himself a recording contract with Universal Music. He has opened for all major events in the UAE including P!nk, Katy Perry and Fifth Harmony.