The Rising Star is a Talent Show for the NUS Hostels Community organized by the Office of Housing Services. This event aims to forge an extensive network of partnership between faculties, administrative departments, students and residents to form a community where all residents not only gladly reside, but learn and do great things together as one NUS.


SEASON 1 (2016)

The 1st Season was held in 2016 with the Grand Finale cum Year End Party held at UTown (Town Green) on November 4 2016. The event started at 6pm and ended at 9pm. Party goers got the chance to enjoy a variety of activities and performances by the Top 10 talent finalists. Singapore’s very own local band, 53A, who were incidentally was chosen to perform 2016 National Day theme song, performed popular music during the event. To top it off, Gold 90.5 Radio DJ, Mike Kasem hosted ‘The Rising Star’. The top place went to "Please Press Flush" who were primarily from Tembusu Residential College. All in all, it was a very memorable evening.


SEASON 2 (2017)

Season 2 auditions will begin in September and the Grand Finale will be held on November 10 at UTown. Any residents, staying on campus, who are interested in taking part are to upload a 1 minute video and submit their performance to ohs.trs@nus.edu.sg by September 8 2017. Please include your team leader's name, contact (mobile), matric/staff card number, residences, performance name and group name in the email. Selected performances will be notified within a week from September 8 to compete in the auditions held on September 22. With Glenn Ong from ONE FM 91.3 DJ, SPH Radio hosting the show and Supersonic, Timbre Music, Timbre Group Asia playing live, this year the event is expected to be bigger than Season 1. 



  • 1st Prize - $3,500 cash 
  • 2nd Prize - $2,500 cash 
  • 3rd Prize - $1,000 cash 
  • 4th to 10th Prize - $500 cash

  1. This talent content is open to all current NUS Student and Staff community whereby at least 1 performing member of the team (single/duo/group) must be staying on-campus at one of the halls, residences or faculty housing. 
  2. Ex-residents of NUS (1st August 2014 – 31st July 2017) who are currently a student or staff with NUS are welcomed to participate.
  3. The top 10 finalists from The Rising Star Season 1 are not eligible to participate in The Rising Star Season 2, including any members of the group. 
  4. Age: Minimum 18 years of age as at 1 August 2017. All applicants younger than eighteen (18) years of age must have a parent/legal guardian/NUS program manager submit on behalf of the contestant. 
  5. All images / videos / sound recordings / any other forms of recording of the contest process taken by OHS belongs to NUS which may be used for publicity. 
  6. NUS owns all copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property of The Rising Star Being a participant does not grant you the license to these copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights.
  7. There is no provision of props or costumes for the contest. Contestants are to provide their own logistics. 
  8. NUS is not liable for any damage to your equipment during the course of the contest.
  9. OHS has the right to refuse any application or disqualify any participant from the contest.
  10. OHS has the right to change or revise any of the Terms and Conditions of the contest.

ONE FM 91.3 DJ, Glenn Ong, SPH Radio

Supersonic, Timbre Music, Timbre Group Asia


National University of Singapore,
Office of Housing Service

121 Clementi Road, #01-19
Singapore 129802

+65 6601 1881