Starting 17 September, Asian fans of nominees Yuna (Southeast Asia), Han Geng (China), Jolin Tsai (Taiwan), EXILE (Japan) and Super Junior (Korea) may cast their votes on the website www.mtvema.com or mobile site
m.mtvema.com to see their favorite music acts through 3 voting phases of the award category.
PHASE 1 (17 September to 14 October): Determine “Best Asia Act”
For the first phase, fans in Southeast Asia, China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea may vote for nominees in the region to determine the “Best Asia Act” which will be announced online on 15 October.
Concurrently, viewers in Australia and New Zealand will be voting for the “Best Australia/New Zealand Act” and viewers from the rest of the world will be voting for their own regional favorites.
PHASE 2 (15 to 29 October): Determine Asia Pacific Winner
In this phase, viewers will have to vote again between the “Best Asia Act” and “Best Australia/New Zealand Act” for the Worldwide Act Asia Pacific winner. The winner will represent Asia Pacific at the 2012 MTV EMA for the “Worldwide Act” category.
Likewise, viewers from the rest of the world will be voting towards their own continental region representatives. Results from this knock-out round will be announced online on 30 October.
PHASE 3 (30 October to 9 November): Determine “Worldwide Act” Winner
The final phase will see winning acts from across the globe compete again for votes to take home the coveted “Worldwide Act” award in Frankfurt.
Voting for the final winner will start on 30 October and end on 9 November at 11:59 pm CET which, in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and The Philippines, will be 6:59 am on 10 November.
Fans can each vote up to a maximum of 100 times per day.
ABOUT THE “BEST ASIA ACT” NOMINEES
The power is now with the Asian viewers as MTV unveils the nomination list for “Best Asia Act” in the kick-off phase of the competition leading to “Worldwide Act”.
HAN GENG, China
Known as “the most influential male celebrity in China”, Chinese singer and actor Han Geng is undoubtedly dominating the Mando-pop scene in Southeast Asia. In 2005, he debuted in South Korea as the only Chinese member of Super Junior and the leader of its Chinese squad SJ-M but eventually left to focus on a solo career.His 1stsolo album sold over a million copies and tickets to his 1st concert sold out in a record-breaking 37mins. To date, he has received over 20 awards for his solo works. Han Geng is also well known for his powerful dance skills. Han Geng’s sophomore album Hope in the Darkness was released in July this year.
SUPER JUNIOR, Korea
Rounding up the “Best Asia Act” nomination is South Korean boy-band Super Junior. The band has risen as the main leader of the Hallyu wave and gained immense popularity across the globe since its debut in 2005. Super Junior, widely considered as the best multi-talented entertainers in Korea, also has sub-unit performances and successful solo activities as the top actors, MCs, DJs, and models.