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Googoosh Music Academy and TV show still accepting "vocal" talent applications

July 22, 2010

"An expense-paid trip to London to be mentored by legendary Iranian Diva Googoosh, be part of a reality TV talent contest show, and a chance to win $10000" may sound too good to be true, but it is all possible if you have a good voice and an interest in singing. Thanks to a new Persian entertainment and reality TV "Manoto TV" (Manoto in Persian means You & I), and Googoosh's desire to assist the next generation of emerging vocal talents, for the first time a major Persian (singing) talent contest and show is possible now. The "Googoosh Music Academy" is now accepting applicants, but the deadline is approaching fast in August.

We had a chat with Raha Etemadi, the Creative Producer of the show (seen in picture with Googoosh). He shared with us that besides Googoosh, there are legendary Iranian composers, arranger, producers and vocal coaches who will be screening and coaching the talents. Raha shared the Press Release with us which is outlined below.


This is your chance to become a singing sensation and to be launched to fame by the greatest name in the world of Persian music, the one and only Googoosh.

Googoosh Music Academy is a brand new TV talent series for Manoto TV. The incredible Googoosh and her team of experts will help unknown Persian performers maximize their talent and become ready to take on the world.

We’re looking for Farsi singers with amazing talent to apply, so do contact us now.

Whether you prefer to sing Rap, Pop, R’n’B or Rock song, whatever genre it doesn’t matter! Let Googoosh personally help you fulfil your dreams.

Eight lucky contestants will make it onto the show. Googoosh and her team of experts will then mentor you before setting you a series of challenges.

Only one winner will be chosen by the public vote, and will win $10,000 US!

So don’t hesitate in taking up this amazing opportunity and get in touch now by emailing us at talentsearch@manototv.com or visiting www.manototv.com for a full application pack. Applicants must be 18 or over.

You can check out our news, updates, photos and videos by visiting and joining our facebook page.

Applications must be received by 12th August 2010. There are also LIVE auditions on August 7 in London and Gothenburg.

The series will start filming at the end of August in London and will be broadcast every week across Europe and the Middle East on Manoto TV in November.

We are looking forward to hearing from you soon. Good luck.

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