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25th WCOPA Returns To Disneyland Anaheim

WCOPA past winners Anaheim Disneyland. Music Press Asia

The annual World Championships of Performing Arts® is set to take place from 22-30 July.

Known as the official ‘Talent Olympics, the event will see singers, dancers, jugglers, you name it to strut their stuff for the judges to compete for scholarships and prizes worth US$500,000.

This event is held annually, especially for aspiring performers and entertainers in the ‘Hollywood area’, the entertainment capital of the world.

Click the image below for a Welcome Promo Video for WCOPA’s 2022 event.

Selections for official contestants will be held in the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and South Africa.

“Contestants from over 70 countries are expected to participate,” said Griff O’Neil, competition CEO and a former executive of the Miss Universe Pageant.

“Vying for ‘the gold’ PLUS prizes, cash and a total of half a million dollars in scholarships. Thousands of people around the world will apply to participate,” O’Neil added.

[Hong Kong/China team at the World Championships of Performing Arts WCOPA]

WCOPA judges are seasoned talent managers/agents, casting directors and coaches. Over WCOPA’s 25-year history, some of the WCOPA judges include award-winning musical director Troy Laureta, fashion and design professor of FIDM Anita Mann, choreographer Amy Morgan, casting director for Disney Live and Sesame Street Live Jessica Ferris, among many others.

National directors representing Asian countries include Anthony Cheah (Malaysia, Singapore, China), Feibe Pusung (Indonesia), Galina Poltoraka (Japan), Gerry Meracdo (Philippines), and Pathnitharn Sreeiams (Thailand).

[Team Malaysia at WCOPA]

Scholarships and Prizes for contestants at WCOPA 2022 will receive $US500,00 that are normally used as tuition fees for acting, film, or music conservatory programs.

A popular highlight of the festivities is the spectacular Opening Ceremony featuring a colorful Parade of Nations at DISNEYLAND! The much-anticipated, priceless Worldstars® Boot Camp is an unmatched phenomenon of educational seminars and workshops by industry experts.

Because of its stellar reputation in attracting achieving talent, esteemed VIP and celebrity entertainment industry greats from Hollywood, Nashville and New York have served as judges and been honored with induction into the Performing Arts Hall of Fame® at this prestigious global competition.

Register here at WCOPA’s official website to participate in the talent competition.

More about WORLDSTARS events here.

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