In a groundbreaking move to unearth and elevate new musical talents, TikTok LIVE Malaysia has announced its top 10 finalists for the #GimmeTheMic competition. The finalists, a diverse ensemble of seasoned performers, television personalities, and emerging LIVE creators, are set to battle it out for the coveted title of national champion. The grand finale will be broadcast live on TikTok on 20th September at 8PM.
How to Show Your Support
Fans eager to support their favorite contestants can do so by searching for “GimmeTheMic” within the TikTok app. Here, they can cast their votes and even send gifts during the contestants’ LIVE sessions, all of which will be open until the 20th of September.
The Road to Global Stardom
The stakes are high, as the top five finalists—determined by fan support and in-app voting—will advance to the Global Finale in October. There, they will face off against top talents from countries such as Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia.
A Revolutionary Talent Hunt
The #GimmeTheMic competition has been a resounding success both internationally and within Malaysia, attracting over 11,000 participants since its launch in August. What sets this competition apart is its fully in-app experience, allowing Malaysians from all corners of the country to showcase their talents without leaving their homes. This digital approach has democratized the talent search, enabling participation from cities like Johor, Selangor, and Sabah.
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The Journey So Far
The top 30 contestants had the chance to captivate audiences during a 3-day semi-final event, streamed live on TikTok. From this talented pool, the top 10 were chosen based on a combination of fan gifts, votes, likes, and follows. These finalists are now in the final stretch, rallying support in their LIVE rooms to accumulate points through gifts, coins, likes, new followers, and most crucially, votes from the in-app voting page.
Local music sensation Ernie Zakri will lend her expertise by reviewing and commenting on the contestants’ performances. “The finale will be hosted by none other than the talented Meer Nash, who has captured the hearts of audiences with his talent for performing multilingual tracks on TikTok,” said Ernie Zakri. Meer will guide the audience through the event, culminating in the crowning of the national champion.
What Lies Ahead
The top five contestants, including the ultimate winner, will gain the opportunity to compete on a global stage and will be featured on TikTok’s official LIVE account, exposing them to a broader international audience. Through this initiative, TikTok LIVE aims to discover local talents with the potential to make a splash on the global music scene.
Mark Your Calendars
Don’t miss the chance to be part of this musical revolution. Tune in to the #GimmeTheMic national final at 8PM on 20th September, exclusively on TikTok LIVE, and witness the birth of Malaysia’s next big musical sensation.
|hafizalonggs||A charismatic singer and LIVE streamer who effortlessly connects with his audience.|
|irsyadiofficial||A former airline employee turned actor and performer, who began his TikTok journey in 2020.|
|nursyachew||The Sarawakian songbird based in Kuala Lumpur, who recently released her first single, ‘Takut Terulang Lagi’.|
|shazreenshaharum||A rising star whose stage presence and deep passion make her a name to watch in the music scene.|
|fizasinhaa||A seasoned reality TV competitor from Sarawak, who has turned her singing hobby into a career.|
|jellybelyyy||An aspiring entrepreneur who found success with comedic sketches and singing performances on TikTok.|
|miralahhhhhh_2.0||Known for her strong vocals, she aspires to build a music career on a national and global scale.|
|juliaidir||A co-founder and brand ambassador who began her TikTok journey by sharing her experience of losing a loved one.|
|celineee.lai||Known for her infectious energy and international fan base, she believes in the power of music to connect us all.|
|esthelcs||Known for her soothing melodies, she invites listeners on a serene and introspective journey through her performances.|