The Great Singapore Replay: Season 2 | FAQ

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Presented by Temasek, the biennial TGSR is about discovery and collaboration — discovery of Singapore’s rich music heritage and the collaboration between established artists and the next generation of aspiring young local talents to create original ‘Made-in-Singapore’ songs.

In its second season, TGSR offers 10 music talents the opportunity to be guided by five established artists in creating 10 new original songs. These songs will be inspired by mashups of distinct tunes, voted by the public, from five iconic eras of Singapore’s history and five modern music genres.

Discovery and collaboration have always been the heart and soul of TGSR, and this season will have no shortage of either. Expect to see an even bigger collaboration of artists and industry professionals, in this continued effort to nurture Singapore’s music scene and showcase our diversity of aspiring young talents.

TGSR is presented by Temasek, with the support of music labels – Sony Music, Universal Music Group and Warner Music.

TGSR is not just any mentorship programme. It is an enabler of aspiring local music talents, a collaborative platform for the Singapore music industry, and a meaningful touchpoint to bring the community together.

Through TGSR, we aim to nurture local music talent by helping them to work with established industry professionals and provide them a platform to showcase their talent to the world.

Working with local music industry players, the selected talents will undergo a professional production experience, comprising song-writing workshop, song arrangement and recording. It will also include the marketing and creating of individual artists’ brand, and the launch of their songs on popular digital music streaming platforms.

It’s a very simple process.

Step 1: Create a video of yourself performing a song. You should introduce yourself in the first 30 seconds of the video, sharing your name, artist personas (if any), and a brief musical/general background on yourself and why you want to take part in TGSR Season 2. Video submissions should be between 2-3 minutes in duration.

Step 2: Upload a video on a video streaming platform like YouTube or Vimeo. Make sure to make your video link public.

Step 3: Go to Join the open call page and submit your video by filling the form.

The talents will be evaluated by a panel of music industry professionals based on the following four criteria:

Talent & Musicality

  • Ability to carry a tune, with a good tone of voice and instrument
  • Good knowledge of notes and chord structure
  • Level of vocal and instrument ability

Character & Personality / Presentation

  • X-factor – personality and character
  • Portrayal of auditioned song

Growth Potential

  • Potential to be groomed and improve as the programme progresses

Depth of Material

  • Depth of artistry and ability to think "original" through audition material, as TGSR requires an introspection and creative incubation of ideas to create new original songs

Once selected, you will be working with 5 of Singapore’s finest artists: Charlie Lim, Joanna Dong, Kelly Pan, Sezairi and Shabir, as they guide you through the process of creating your original song.

The process will be backed by industry experts, as they groom you in the journey of releasing your own original song at the Showcase Concert.

These are the 5 iconic eras:

  • 1300s – An island called Temasek
  • 1400 – 1700 – The rise of Singapura in Southeast Asia
  • 1819 – Arrival of the British
  • 1900 – 1945 – Pre-War Singapore
  • 1965 – Present – Journey into Nationhood

The eras were chosen to depict the milestone moments of history that shaped our culture and identity.

These are the 5 modern genres:

  • Jazz – Roots Music Of The world
  • Pop – Popular With People
  • Indie – Independent Music
  • Electronic – Music Of The Technological age
  • Urban – Soul Music From The Underground

These genres of music were chosen to represent a comprehensive cross-section of the genres in which music is created and listened to today. They cover (though not exhaustively) a wide proportion of how all music can be classified in terms of style and approach.

You can read up about established artists over here