Project Aloft Star

Submissions Closed

Check back on 29 July, 12 pm (GMT +8hrs)
to vote for your favorite
original singer-songwriter
and stand to win USD $1,000!
Phase 2 starting soon!

PHASE 1: Call For Entries
(1 June 2016 - 25 July 2016)

Record your original song performance in video or audio and upload it to YouTube or SoundCloud in any language. Submit the link, as well as a short biography of yourself and the inspiration behind your original song, to us!

All entries must be submitted by 12 noon, 25 July (GMT +8HRS)

PHASE 2: Voting Period
(29 July 2016 – 22 August 2016)

The top 15 entries will be profiled and opened up to a voting process. After which, the top 5 entries will be selected based on public votes (40%) and MTV's judging (60%). This is the time where votes are garnered and you could be in the running to win USD$10,000!

Voters stand a chance to win USD$1,000 too!

PHASE 3: Finals
(26 August 2016)

  • Top 5 entries from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand (collectively known as Southeast Asia) will perform at a Finals event in Bangkok.
  • Top 5 entries from Greater China will perform at the Finals event at an Aloft hotel in China.
  • Top 5 entries from India will perform at the Finals event at an Aloft hotel in India respectively.
  • Top 5 entries from Korea will perform at the Finals event at an Aloft hotel in Korea respectively.

PHASE 4: Winners Announcement


After going through the process of Submissions, Voting and the Finals, a panel of judges will determine the Project Aloft Star winner from each cluster.

Winners will be announced, taking home the USD$10,000 prize!


Each winning entry from each cluster will walk away with USD$10,000 respectively.

Voters who help us decide, during the voting phase, stand a chance to win USD$1,000 per cluster as well!

  • Southeast Asia - Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand
  • Greater China - China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau
  • India
  • Korea
  • Songwriting and Music Composition (30%)
  • Creativity and Originality (20%)
  • Technical Skill (20%)
  • International Appeal (20%)
  • WOW Factor (10%)
40% public votes and 60% MTV judging will determine cluster Top 5 who will perform at Finals.
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