The Emerging Talent Competition is an annual GCC-wide talent competition for up-and-coming musicians of all genres. It identifies, hones and supports homegrown talent and gives them an incredible platform to launch their professional careers. The competition is organized and run by FLASH Entertainment, and is a prominent feature of Yasalam, Abu Dhabi’s exciting city-wide entertainment festival. In its 4th year now, ETC has already produced success stories of the likes of Danny Aridi, Hasan Malik and S.O.S.
The Countdown to the #ETC2018 Grand Finale is ON!
FLASH Entertainment is proud to announce the Emerging Talent Competition #ETC2018 finalists, selected by a panel of esteemed judges and a discerning audience. As the countdown begins for Yasalam, Abu Dhabi’s exciting city-wide entertainment festival, the finalists are getting ready to battle it out for the Grand Prize at the Live Finale. Support the crème-de-la-crème of homegrown talent and be a part of making musical history!
#ETC2018 Grand Finale
Thursday, 22nd November, 7 pm
Pit Stop @ A’L Bahar, Corniche, Abu Dhabi
The #ETC2018 Journey…
This year, from hundreds of entries, a shortlist of 10 incredible artists was selected by a judging panel consisting of industry leaders: multi award-winning electronic duo Hollaphonic’s Olly Wood, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and orchestral composer Reiner Erlings, Vice President Marketing and Promotions at Universal Music MENA Rania Hamadeh and Artist & Label Relations Manager at Anghami, Mark Abou Jaoudeh.
These top 10 local musicians then completed a rigorous 4-week workshop with the industry gurus and were ready for their first performance. They serenaded audiences in a pop-up style acoustic extravaganza on a beautiful autumn evening by the Yas Marina. Hosted by DJ Saif, this event was a true musical treat with a burst of diverse, organic talent of mind-blowing caliber. Watch the recap here:
Selected by an Audience Poll and Judges’ Choice, the competition now comes down to 4 of these fresh, homegrown acts who will make it to the finals. An exhilarating live Grand Finale is set to enthrall audiences at the Yasalam Pit Stop @ A’L Bahar on the Corniche, Abu Dhabi on Thursday, 22nd November from 7 pm. Only one of these 4 superb musicians will be crowned winner of the Emerging Talent Competition 2018 and get catapulted to well-deserved fame!
After winning over the capital, the #ETC2018 Grand Prize Winner will take the stage at The Race Village in the Yas Marina Circuit. Performing for an international audience at the #AbuDhabiGP Race Weekend in a dream-come-true opportunity, this is just the beginning for this immensely talented local artist. #AbuDhabiGP Race Ticket Holders can catch them live at The Village, on 25th November 2018, before the Guns ‘n’ Roses After Race Concert.