Catch the premiere on Astro, 29 September 2023
KUALA LUMPUR, 20 SEPTEMBER 2023 - Astro’s Battleground Malaysia: Road to Gold (#BTGMY), Malaysia’s biggest street dance competition, featuring the nation’s hottest dance talents, will thrill audiences when it premieres on 29 September 2023, every Friday at 10PM, in a 6-episode series.
Battleground Malaysia: Road to Gold is a joint initiative with the Ministry of Youth and Sports powered by the new breath of Rakan Muda lifestyle brands, Rakan Ekspresi and Rakan Muzik. The contestants have been shortlisted from hundreds of applications by youth across the nation, who wowed the public as well as the judges at an on-ground audition held at AEON Mall Shah Alam in July.
Battleground Malaysia: Road to Gold aims to entertain and enthrall Malaysians of all ages and ethnicities, as it will be hosted in 3 languages by Sherry Al-Hadad, Dennis Yin and Saint TFC. The multi-talented actor, rapper and host, Zizan Razak is also a judge in the series.
The competition centres around four eminent dance captains who recruit the contestants into crews of 10 based on their dance skills. The four captains are two-time SEA Games Breaking Gold medalist Lego Sam, fellow Malaysian B-Boy SEA Games contender Khenobu, Danny Lee from the music group 3P (Threee Production) and Astro Battleground 2010 & 2011 Champion, Seven. They shape their dancers into a cohesive unit by testing their individual skills through various dance challenges. The show also focuses on bringing dancers from different backgrounds together for street dance. Only the strongest dancers will survive the competition.
YB Hannah Yeoh, Minister of Youth and Sports said, “Breaking is the latest sport to be introduced at the Paris 2024 Olympics. By partnering Astro on Battleground Malaysia: Road to Gold, KBS is committed to helping gifted Malaysian youths further strengthen their talents in dance and set them on the road to gold on the global stage.
KBS hopes that Battleground Malaysia: Road to Gold will be a platform to discover talented Malaysian youth, empower them via opportunities, mentorship and training given by skilled professionals, with the aspiration of nurturing the next generation of Malaysian athletes that can shine on the world stage.”
Agnes Rozario, Director of Content, Astro, said, “We are honoured to have this opportunity to discover and develop Malaysia’s next dance talents together with the Ministry of Youth and Sports via Battleground Malaysia: Road to Gold. This exciting reality show format tests participants to their limits, by challenging them to different dance tasks and being mentored by experienced captains who share their knowledge in order to push them to the next level. We also look forward to the grand finale to crown the winner in front of a live audience including Astro customers through our Astro Rewards initiatives.”
Astro will be holding the grand finale LIVE on 3 November, where only the strongest dance crews will be left competing in front of international judges who are experts in dance. The winning team stands to receive a grand prize of RM100,000 while the 1st runner-up team takes home RM30,000. Additionally, individuals in the winning team will go head-to-head against each other with the best individual dancer winning an additional prize of RM25,000.
Watch Malaysia’s biggest street dance competition, Battleground Malaysia: Road to Gold on Astro RIA (CH104), Vinmeen (CH202) & SHOWCASE (CH413) every Friday, 10PM from 29 September, also stream on the Astro GO app with episodes available on demand. Viewers can also catch the show on Astro AEC (CH306) every Saturday, 11PM from 30 September.