EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION

23rd November

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS, SINGERS AND BANDS ACROSS THE UAE!

 

Do you have what it takes to make waves in the UAE music scene and perform at the 2017 Yasalam festival?

 

If you’re an aspiring artist or band, it’s time to gear up for the most highly fueled, unmissable music competition of your career. The Emerging Talent Competition is back with the opportunity for you to make your dreams a reality.

 

Shortlisted acts will receive mentoring and a series of tailored workshops from some of the UAE’s top industry leaders, who will help you on your journey to fame. The lucky winner will have the opportunity to perform at the final After-Race concert for Yasalam 2017, P!nk brought to you by du Live! On Sunday 26th November.

 

Registration for the competition is now closed; Come down to Yas Mall on 26 October from 7-9pm to see the Top 10 shortlisted acts performing live.

 

What happens next?

The judges have selected their top 10 shortlisted acts for 2017. As the top ten performers continue their journey, they will undertake a series of bespoke workshops led by industry leaders to hone their skills. After this unique opportunity, the performers will compete for the four finalist spots during the race weekend. As a new addition to the ETC programme, fans can now get involved and vote for their favorite shortlisted artist or band, who will receive a wild card entry as the fourth finalist, making the competition even fiercer than ever before. Stay tuned for more info on our social channels: @YasalamAE

 

The Prize Package

The winner of ETC will be awarded with a prestigious year-long house residency in The Village at the du Arena, along with the chance to perform on the final evening of the Yasalam After-Race Concerts. In addition to these incredible career opportunities, the Emerging Talent Competition victor will win a studio recording experience produced by Olly Wood, resulting in a ready to be released track – a once in a lifetime chance for an up and coming artist to rise to instant fame.

TOP TEN SHORTLISTED ACTS

AMAN
AMAN
19 year old Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist and Producer, born and brought up in Dubai, UAE found music early. From performing at Open Mic nights to opening up for worldwide selling artists, and touring Los Angeles he never fails to capture the energy in the room.
Danny Aridi
Danny Aridi
Lebanese/Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist who has been performing for more than 10 years. His love for music started when his mother bought him a guitar as a teenager. As a child, he was shy and quite but music and singing helped him express himself in ways he could never imagine!
Dina Rabadi
Dina Rabadi
Jordanian girl who grew up in the UAE. Dina's voice was first discovered when she was 2 years old, singing to the most successful musician and composer in the Arab world, Kathem Al Saher. Dina played piano as a child, but didn’t take music seriously until she was in her early 20’s.
Mahawry
Mahawry
Somali singer/songwriter raised in the United Arab Emirates. She is also the lead singer/guitarist of the pop punk band in Abu Dhabi We Against Many. She is also a comic artist and comedian who worked with twofour54 to create a comedy web-show in 2013.
Menon
Menon
Born and raised in Dubai, Gerrad Anthony Menon found an outlet of expression through rap and hip-hop music. With Sri-Lankan father and mother from the Philippines, Menon uses his ethnicity as fuel for subject and lyrical content.
Millie Page
Millie Page
15-year-old singer/song writer from Brighton in the UK who lives with her family in Dubai, UAE. Millie enjoys writing her own indie-inspired songs and has a repertoire of over 12 original songs. Millie’s first EP was launched on iTunes in early 2017 and she has several music videos available on YouTube.
Qattana
Qattana
The creation of guitarist composer Adel Al-Qattan and features singer/songwriter Omar Afuni as the band's frontman. In 2016, the duo collaborated on the band's debut EP Born Digital (Rock) and Omar's latest solo album RUSH (Pop). Both releases are available on all digital music platforms including Anghami.
Sarah Alghanem
Sarah Alghanem
21 year old singer with passion towards music since the early age of about 4. First stage performance was at the age of 4 singing in 4 languages Arabic, English, Polish and French.
Vera
Vera
From an early age, Vera began her musical studies in the city of L'Aquila, Italy as part of the Choir di Voci Bianche della Società Barattelli, singing medieval and baroque music and making performances through different regions of Italy.
MVRS
MVRS
Mvrs aka Mars is an Egyptian born rapper and singer-songwriter with an incredible versatility. The 23 year old gained momentum throughout 2016 with his consistent releases, some of which have been featured in iconic industry titles such as HipHopDx, IAmHipHop, RnBass and LAOnLock along with various local and regional platforms.

MEET HASAN MALIK, THE 2016 EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION WINNER

Hasan Malik

Hasan wowed the judges with his deep soul 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 thousands of fans at Beats on the Beach to become the 2016 ETC winner.

Only 17 years old, Hasan has established himself quickly as a rising star in the UAE music scene with a repertoire of fuse soul and contemporary RnB sounds.

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