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Emerging Talents Competition 2019 (ETC 2019)

Calling all aspiring musicians across the region.

The Emerging Talent Competition (ETC) is an opportunity like no other, an annual region-wide talent search for up-and-coming musicians of all genres. It identifies, hones and supports homegrown talent giving them an incredible platform to launch their professional careers. The competition is produced by FLASH Entertainment, and is a prominent feature of Yasalam, Abu Dhabi’s exciting city-wide festival which takes place during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Now in its fifth year, ETC has already catapulted many home-grown artists into stardom. Previous winners include: FAFA, Danny Aridi, Hasan Malik and S.O.S.

Emerging Talents Competition 2019 (ETC 2019)
Yasalam Emerging Talent Competition

The Emerging Talent Competition offers a series of mentorship sessions with our esteemed brand ambassadors and judges, providing the winning artist with the right foundations to enter into the music industry. Our mentorship program is aimed at teaching the artist how to become an “artist” with the right attitude, persona and overall performance style. Furthermore, networking is a huge part of ETC as artists get the chance to meet and knowledge share with a diverse group of people who hold the same passion – the love for music.

Yasalam Emerging Talent Competition

We are looking for serious artists who want to advance their career in the music scene. Simple.

Yasalam Emerging Talent Competition

If you registered last year/ was one of the shortlisted acts, excluding the winners of ETC, we love giving artists another chance to rise to fame. Second, third, or fourth time is a charm. Never give up. Do not hesitate to join us again.

PAST WINNERS OF THE EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION

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FAFA, 2018 Winner

The 23-year old Emirati and Honduran singer and songwriter injected her unique spirit and energy into her performance and ‘wowed’ everyone with her dulcet tones.

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Danny Aridi, 2017 Winner

Danny wowed the judges with his soulful raspy voice and passion for performing. Since winning the Emerging Talent Competition, Danny has gone from strength to strength and has even secured himself a recording contract with Universal Music. He has opened for all major events in the UAE including P!nk, Katy Perry and Fifth Harmony.

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Hasan Malik, 2016 Winner

Hasan’s talent and commanding stage presence won over the judges in 2016. Since then, he has performes at Beats on the Beach in Abu Dhabi alongside the likes of Nancy Ajram, Travis Scott and Sean Paul, as well as at The Village at du Arena before both Coldplay and Rihanna. He was the opening act for Olly Murs during his Spring Tour Concert in Abu Dhabi.

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S.O.S., 2015 Winner

Since winning the inaugural Yasalam Emerging Talent Competition, this talented four-piece band have made several music videos, recorded tracks, performed at a number of prestigious events, including ahead of Kevin Hart’s WHAT NOW? UAE Tour and opened for American rapper Wiz Khalifa.