(20 October 2015, Tuesday) Local undergraduate See Kai Zheng and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) music student Shao Chong Chong from Xiamen were offered contracts after their auditions for China-Korea TV talent show Super Idol held at *SCAPE earlier this month. But record label Ocean Butterflies confirmed that both 22-year olds rejected the contracts. The contract required an eight-year commitment to Super Idol and they had to be based largely in China to film a TV show capturing their training.
“Initially, I thought if I really did make it past the auditions, I’d just need to participate in the TV filming during my (school) holidays and that at most, the whole project would be a two-to-three-year commitment,” (Mr Shao) told TNP. “When I realised I had to commit for so long (eight years), I started to waiver. In the end, while I’m upset that I had to decline this opportunity, it is the right choice to make as I am on a Singapore Government scholarship. It is a matter of principle that I work in the government sector after I graduate from NAFA next year.”
Media: The New Paper, Page 11
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南洋艺术学院 Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts