The talent search kicks off in Singapore next Monday (April 27), before moving to Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Manila, Australia’s Gold Coast, Melbourne, Auckland, Orlando, Toronto, Salt Lake City and Hollywood.

Southeast Asia’s first Universal Studios theme park is scheduled to open next year on Singapore’s Sentosa island as part of a casino resort.

Universal spokesperson Andrea Teo, said: "In keeping with the world-class entertainment standards of Universal Studios theme parks, we want to attract the world’s best talents, making Universal Studios Singapore an experience that will leave everyone breathless.

"We are offering full-time jobs to a group of skilled performers who have traditionally relied on short-term gigs and ad-hoc performances as livelihood. And of course, the chance to work in cosmopolitan Singapore, and become the pioneer term of performers in the latest Universal Studios theme park in the world."