OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This Friday, the world's foremost Mobile Talent Competition, Megastar will announce its winner and award the grand prize of $1 million, the right to audition for a role in a digital film produced by Digital Riot Media/John Baldecchi and several other prizes. The winner is chosen by fans and celebrity judges, including eight-time Grammy award-winning superstar Usher and the world's foremost BASE jumper, wingsuit pilot Jeb Corliss, who follow the competition and vote in the app. The runner-up will receive $25,000, while third place receives $20,000, fourth receives $15,000 and fifth receives $10,000.
Link to Video of Top 5 Contestants HERE.
Megastar has narrowed down the competition to the Top 5 contestants. Corliss will reveal the 4th and 5th place contestants at this week's finale, while also providing mentoring for the contestants.
"I have been incredibly impressed by all of the Megastar talent submissions and it has been such an honor to judge and mentor the contestants," said Corliss. "I am looking forward to revealing the top five contestants and seeing who really has what it takes to be the first-ever Megastar."
The innovative mobile competition celebrates talent across seven categories of performance and puts the power in the audience's hands, with one Performer winning the ultimate prize. Heading into finale week, the Top 5 contestants in alphabetical order include: Adam and Kizzie from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Akil Apollo Davis from New York, New York; Andie Case from Seattle, Washington; Chris Black from Gold Coast, Australia; and Monique Benabou from Venice Beach, California.
"Creative expression has always been near and dear to me and ultimately inspired me to build an interactive community like Megastar to encourage and promote creativity," said Managing Director, CEO and Co-Founder of Megastar, Dion Sullivan. "Megastar provides the platform for creatives of all types to reveal their personal narratives and put themselves out there, and we have had some incredible submissions throughout the competition. We are thrilled to reveal the top five contestants and announce the winner at the finale this Friday."
The Megastar competition was promoted by a massive multi-faceted marketing and media program throughout six weeks of heats, three Finals Rounds, Grand Finale week and the Final.
The first global audition heat commenced on September 30, 2017 with the Finale on December 15, 2017.
Megastar is available to download for free on the App Store and Google Play. The first worldwide competition was open to audition submissions from residents of the U.S., Canada, Australia, Great Britain, South Africa, and New Zealand. For more information about Megastar, visit the App's social channels on Facebook and Instagram.
MSM Corporation International Limited ("MSMCI") is a digital entertainment technology company that specialises in building and launching mobile digital entertainment products to audiences, with our first product (Megastar) launching in the US, Great Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. MSMCI partners with local operators in non-English speaking markets to maximise the reach of its products and services globally.
Megastar is a global, mobile-first, social media integrated emerging talent competition, featuring performers of any category, competing to win one Million US Dollars, a role in a film and various other prizes. Megastar winners are largely driven by fan engagement (crowd driven) throughout the competition via the Megastar App.
The first Megastar competition launches in MSMCI's six core markets with the App available for download from the Apple and Google Stores. Additional Megastar competitions will subsequently launch in various global markets via partnering and licensing agreements. Megastar was founded by Adam Wellisch and Dion Sullivan in February 2014 and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange becoming MSMCI (ASX:MSM) in January 2016. The Company is currently headquartered in Sydney, Australia and Oakland, California, USA.
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