Astro Ria channel manager Azlin Reza Azmi said auditions will be held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur (Jan 9 and 10) The Zon, Johor Bahru (Jan 16 and 17 ), Redbox, Plaza Gurney, Penang (Jan 16 and 17), Hotel Promenade, Kota Kinabalu (Jan 22 to 24), Hotel Merdeka Paca in Kuching (Jan 23 and 24) and back to Bukit Jalil National Stadium (Jan 30 and 31).
The auditions are open to Malaysians and Singaporeans, from ages 18 to 45 as of Jan 9 2010, as well as recording artistes who are not tied in a contract with any label or management.
Audition songs for female hopefuls are Gagap (Stacy), Jika Kau Ubah Fikiran (Mila), Tak Mungkin Kerna Sayang (Alyah), Dan Sebenarnya (Yuna), Di Taman Teman (Siti Nurhaliza) and When You’re Gone (Avril Lavigne).
Male choices include Situasi (Bunkface), Hujan (Sudirman), Ada Untukmu (Nubhan), Berdendang Dalam Tangisan (Jamal Abdillah), Fikirlah (Aizat) and I’m Yours (Jason Mraz).
Among jury members who will be involved in the audition process include Lah (from the group VE), Deja Moss, Fairuz Hussein and Akademi Fantasia vocal teacher, Syafizawati Shariff as well as Dr Fazley Yaacob and Azahari Othman.
To promote the auditions, a showcase will be held in Johor during the two days of auditions featuring Akademi Fantasia ‘graduates’ including Mawi, Hafiz, Aishah, Yazid and Isma.
For more information, surf to http://www.astro.com.my/akademifantasia.