Cambodia ‘doesn’t’ got talent?

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Cambodia ‘doesn’t’ got talent?

As the second season of Cambodia’s Got Talent approaches, it is reported that the talent show, part of the global Got Talent franchise, is having a tough time finding contestants.

Meanwhile the judges’ desk got a bit bigger as comedian Neay Krem (pictured above) joins fellow comedian Neay Koy and singers Preab Sovath and Khat Sokhim.

‘The producers added Neay Krem, because they want the show to be more entertaining,’ Koy said. Koy added that the addition of another judge was also because of a lack of auditions to appear on the show. ‘I don’t know what the reason is for the smaller number of people who want to compete for the trophy and prize money,’ he said.

‘But the producers will make up for the lack of contestants by making the talent show a lot of fun.’ The first season of Cambodia’s Got Talent, in 2015, wasn’t well received on social media.

Many have also been questioning why they haven’t seen the previous winner, Khoeun Pisey, a blind teenage boy who sang his way into the hearts of the judges.

He hasn’t appeared in any other shows or music videos produced by the Hang Meas production company, which also produces CGT. Such appearances were supposed to be part of the prize haul, which also included a cash award of 100 million riel, or $25,000.

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