Word has it that popular 1980s crooner Michael Bolton is heading to Malaysia. To be exact, he is arriving in Kuala Lumpur at 8pm today (May 10).
The 64-year-old singer is visiting a few countries in South-East Asia to recruit talents for his upcoming talent-reality series titled Bolt Of Talent.
According to a post on Star World’s Instagram account, Bolt Of Talent is a new series which will see Bolton in search of Asia’s top musical talent. The winner of the competition will get a chance to join him on a world tour.
Although he started his music career in the 1970s, Bolton’s popularity peaked in the 1980s and 1990s when he released a string of hits including How Am I Supposed To Live Without You, Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay, When A Man Loves A Woman and How Can We Be Lovers. Apart from his soulful vocals, Bolton is also a songwriter to be reckoned with; he has written hit songs for Laura Branigan and Cher.
He has sold over 68 million albums and won two Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1990 and 1992.
Lately, Bolton’s fame surged when he starred in the Netflix comedy Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special. He also made a guest appearance in the season finale of Fresh Off The Boat which was aired in the United States recently.
Bolton is said to be staying in Kuala Lumpur for 10 days in search of talents. He has, so far, travelled to Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand for his new series.
Last month, Star World announced it was casting for the show and invited aspiring singers to send in their videos.