Rise Up contestants attend briefing

|     Aziz Idris     |

A BRIEFING was held for 40 contestants who qualified through the knockout stages of ‘Rise Up: What’s Your Element’ talent competition to ensure smooth planning for the upcoming elimination rounds and final gala showcase.

Organisers from Dojo Studio were present to announce several changes on events dates as well as voting process, which will involve a panel of juries as well as members of the public.

The preliminary eliminations round will be held on mid-January up until February whereby a final showdown will be held to determine most outstanding act in the competition.

The grand prize winner will stand a chance to compete at the next season of Asia’s Got Talent, the regional version of the Got Talent franchise that is airing on AXN Asia.

Rise Up: What’s Your Element is organised in conjunction with Brunei December Festival 2018 under the support of the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.

Auditions were held late 2018 and were open to performers of all ages, from any background and talent genre.

Organisers from Dojo Studio hoped this competition will provide everyone – especially youth in Brunei Darussalam and upcoming acts – a platform to unearth their hidden talents.

“We wish to recognise Bruneian talents and provide a platform for them to showcase and perform in front of a live audience,” said organisers adding that their main mission is to expand the active Community Development Outreach initiative by organising and managing events centred around themes such as Sports and Wellness, Education, Culture and Lifestyle as well as the Creative and Performing Arts.

Participants in a group photo. – DOJO STUDIO