Stellar cast for this year’s President’s Star Charity

SingaporeScene

This year's President's Star Charity (PSC) will see international stars such as Italian teenage sensation Il Volo and Chris Medina from American Idol performing.

Also taking part in the two and a half-hour entertainment extravaganza are 15-year-old Filipino songstress Julia Abueva, guitar prodigy Kevin Loh, Indian classical music family Flame of the Forest, Singapore Idol alumni Sylvia RatonelHady MirzaTaufik Batisah,Tabitha Nauser and winner Sezairi Sezali with his band, Juxtapose.

Local celebrities like Kym NgBelinda LeePierre PngPaul Foster and Stephanie Carrington will groove to retro hits such as "Rose, Rose, I Love You" and "Ding Dong".

Stellar cast for this year's President's Star Charity. (MediaCorp Photo)

The event will be hosted by local comperes Soo Kui JienGurmit Singh and Glenda Chong with one of last year's performers, 10-year-old Adelyn Koh from the Singapore Association of the Visually-Handicapped.

This year's President's Star Charity will be the last for President S R Nathan. (AFP File Photo)

This year's PSC would be the last President S R Nathan will attend as the President of Singapore. The charity event on 31 July is part of the year-long President's Challenge with different charity and fundraising activities.

In its 12th year, the President's Challenge was initiated by S R Nathan as a platform to encourage Singaporeans to help the less fortunate in the country.

"Year after year, people from all strata of our society who care for the less fortunate have donated generously," the President said in a statement. "I would like to appeal to all Singaporeans to continue their support for the President's Challenge."

"Every dollar that they donate will go a long way towards improving the lives of its beneficiaries and bring immeasurable benefits and hope to those in need," he added.

This year's President's Challenge will see 28 different organisations as beneficiaries, including the Community ChestSingapore Children's Society and Teen Challenge.

The public can start pledging donations of $5, $20 and $100 from now to 7 August by calling the telepoll numbers at 1900-112-8821, 1900-112-8822, 1990-112-8823 respectively.

All proceeds from the show will go to the 28 beneficiaries.