Popular reality show Dance Singapore Dance returns for its second season from October 2, 2016, to be aired on Zee Television Asia Pacific (Zee TV APAC). A localised version of the popular Dance India Dance (DID) series, Dance Singapore Dance brings together aspiring dancers from different backgrounds and cultures from across Singapore with an open category dance competition that aims to provide a platform for both amateur and experienced dancers to showcase their talent.
Commenting on Zee TV APAC’s decision to renew the show for a second season, Mukund, CEO Middle East and Asia Pacific at Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited said, “Following the highly successful debut season, we’re excited to present a bigger, better and more entertaining Season 2 of Dance Singapore Dance. Now that the auditions are complete, the top 12 contestants have been shortlisted and divided into two groups, each of which will train under the guidance of their mentors to win the title of Singapore’s best dancing star. We believe that the show will give a new dimension to the weekend television viewing experience.”
After the audition process, the shortlisted top 12 finalists will compete with one another through various rounds to win the title of “Singapore’s Best Dancing Star”. The winner will take home SGD 15,000 (USD 11,000), while the first and second runners-up will also be awarded cash prizes. In addition, the best performer each week will be awarded the “Performance of the Week” trophy
The 12 contestants will be split into two teams — Shyam’s Supersonics, mentored by Dance India Dance Season 4 and Boogie Woogie winner Shyam Yadav, and Sahil’s Stompers, mentored by famous Indian dancer Sahil Adanaya.
In Season 2, Dance Singapore Dance has roped in Mudassar Khan, Bollywood ace choreographer of Dabangg fame, and the popular classical and contemporary dancer Sreedevy Sivarajasingam. They will be joined each week by a guest judge, who will be a renowned personality from Singapore’s lively performing arts scene. Some of the names include Zaini Tahir, Najip Ali, Haslinda Ali and Daisy Irani.
“With season 2, we continue our commitment to discover Singapore’s best dancing star,” said Tripta Singh, Senior Vice President International Business, Zee TV. “This year is all about #dancetoimpress. Dancers on the show come from different backgrounds and cultures, and showcase different genres, from Bollywood to contemporary to classical dance.”
“We’re also proud to welcome StarHub as the presenting sponsor for Dance Singapore Dance for the second consecutive year, further strengthening our relationship.” she added.
Ms Wang Li-Na, Head, Product & Marketing, StarHub, enthused, “Come October, one of the biggest dance reality shows will once again enliven viewing screens in Singapore. We are thrilled to showcase season 2 of Dance Singapore Dance (DSD) on StarHub TV. As a homegrown company, StarHub has always been supportive of nurturing local talents. Therefore, we are pleased that one of the contestants from the inaugural season has been selected to be the co-host in the upcoming season. That is a huge accomplishment and shows that DSD is a great platform for youths to shine and showcase their other talents, apart from dancing. We look forward to discovering a new batch of fresh talents in season 2!”
Season 2 will be co-hosted by Emcee KP, who presented Season 1, and Sehar Rida Hashmi, one of the inaugural series’ most popular contestants. The competition is divided into 11 weekly episodes which will be aired from Oct 2 every Sunday at 8pm, with two repeat telecasts on Wednesday at 5pm and Saturday at 8pm on Zee TV APAC.