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Hit Songwriter and Producer David Foster Announced as Judge on Upcoming 'Asia's Got Talent'

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David Foster performs at the Friends Of The Israel Defense Forces 2014 Western Region Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 6, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

David Foster, the Verve Music Group chairman, songwriter, producer and 16-time Grammy winner, will be sitting behind the judge's table when Asia's Got Talent premieres in March on the Sony-owned AXN Asia channel. Foster joins previously announced judges Mel C, the former Spice Girl, Indonesian rock musician Anggun and Taiwanese-American pop artist Van Ness Wu.

"It's an exciting privilege to join this wildly successful franchise which has discovered incredible artists all over the world," said Foster in a statement. "Throughout my career -- I've been lucky to discover some amazing young talent. I'm looking forward to taking a seat next to my fellow celebrity judges as we shine a spotlight on Asia's rising young stars." 

Got Talent is one of the most prolific franchises in television, with its Asian iteration marking the format's 63rd verion. Got Talent is co-owned by Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment, which brought in $105 million last year on the strength of Got Talent, The X Factor and recording signees like One Direction and Susan Boyle.

The launch of Asia's Got Talent in Asia was announced in Sept. of 2014.