Uplive, the largest independent global video social entertainment platform with more than 260 million registered users from over 150 countries, today announced its second annual global live-streamed singing competition, Uplive WorldStage.
Formerly known as Singing for the World, WorldStage is judged by Emmy/Grammy award winner Paula Abdul and ranked by peer voting. Last year’s competition drew over 4,000 participants from 20 regions around the world, and this year’s contest has expanded to over 150 participating regions. The grand prize includes a hit song and video produced by a Grammy producer, as well as a recording deal. The competition is the latest example of Uplive’s commitment to empowering creators with cutting-edge technology while providing a global stage upon which to showcase their talents.
“I am thrilled Uplive invited me back for another exciting year of outstanding worldwide singers. I was impressed with the vast talent competing last year and I am sure it will be even bigger and better this year”, said Paula Abdul, who will pick and crown the winner and coach the finalists. “Singing has been a passion for me, I enjoy sharing my experience with these young talented singers and have a positive impact on their career and life .”
In addition to Ms. Abdul, the preliminary competition will be auditioned and mentored by a group of high-level music producers, Grammy songwriters, record label executives, and accomplished singers including Blac Chyna@blacchyna, Casper @casper, Montana Tucker, Nathan T Wang ( famous Asian American music composer, director, Grammy and Oscar winner), Jackie Rivera (Famous Latin Singer, Jenni Rivera’s daughter), Willie Baker (Grammy Nominated Producer), Ray De La Garza (Former Radio Disney VP, Record label owner), Chris Rosa (Grammy Nominated Producer), Lisa Chen (Producer, Singer, Philanthropist, and World Madam Global Chairwoman), and famous singer Sisi Zhang. Famous musician Kenny G, Latin Billboard Artist Luis Coronel, Larry Hernandez, and many trending socialites and influencers were sent their shout-out videos or present at the Press event.
“Uplive continues to empower talent around the world, allowing artists to pursue their dreams while remaining connected to their roots,” said Andy Tian, CEO of AIG. “The global reach and local relevance of Uplive WorldStage is made possible by the cutting-edge technology we deliver to our users, giving them a seamless digital experience that enhances artistic expression and entertainment.”
The Uplive World stage press event held on December 7th at W Hotel also featured Abigail Posner, a public speaker, show host, cultural anthropologist, and women executive from Google to share her personal experience of how technology platforms are enabling content creators such as herself to express their creativity through honest and real authentic moments where people can truly connect.
The month-long competition will be streamed live 24 hours a day and will include head-to-head PK battles and a “party mode” where mentors, judges, and viewers can participate. The top 100 finalists will receive talent host contracts from Uplive. There will be two top winners, one crowned by Paula Abdul as the overall winner and one “People’s Choice” winner crowned by other judges and viewers.
Both winners will receive $5000 in prize money, a virtual mentoring session with industry leaders, a recording contract, and a personalized song written by Grammy-nominated producers. Winners will also have a chance to record at or join Uplive Boy Bands or Girl Bands in cooperation with KDS studios, which has produced albums for some of the biggest artists in the U.S. including Justin Timberlake, NSYNC, Usher, and Christina Aguilera. The competition starts on December 7th, and more information can be found at https://www.upliveworldstage.com/2021.