Y Magazine

Y’s Got Talent

Y goes on the hunt for the king and queen of cool of Muscat’s college campuses. Impress our judges and you could win a share of RO4,500 in prizes.



Congratulations to Nasr Salim al Naabi and Mahsa Sharifi, who have been crowned Mr and Ms Talented of the National Hospitality Institute (NHI)!

The multi-talented Nasr impressed the judges with his singing, guitar playing and breakdancing while Mahsa wowed the crowd with her Iranian dance number.

According to the Y’s Got Talent judges, there was some incredible talent on show at the NHI audition this week, while the audience was one of the largest so far.

Nasr and Mahsa now move on to the Grand Finale where they stand a chance of winning even more prizes!

Presented by Nestle, powered by Renault, and in association with VLCC, The Sultan Centre and Pizza Muscat, Y’s Got Talent aims to find the most talented university students in Muscat and reward them with exciting prizes.

“With just six more auditions to go, we are witnessing many talented college students,” says Felicity Glover, the managing editor of Y Magazine. “This week at the NHI, we saw hip-hop dancing, rappers, singers and even musicians playing their own songs, while VLCC was there to give students free BMIs. Spot quizzes also kept the audience entertained, and there were fun prizes to also win.”

In the audition phase, which will be held throughout this month, our talent-hunting MC and panel of judges will scour each of the participating colleges to assess applicants, based on their two minutes in the spotlight. Once the votes are in, one boy and one girl from each college will go forward to the Grand Finale and compete against winners from the other colleges taking part.

Whoever is named Mr Talented and Ms Talented from each college audition will receive each RO150 worth of vouchers for their efforts, as well as the chance to win even more in the Grand Finale.

The winners of each college audition will then face off against each other for the glory of being crowned overall Mr and Ms Talented, as well as the opportunity to lay their hands on a cash prize of RO250 each plus RO200 worth of vouchers!


Participating colleges


Waljat College of Applied Sciences

Middle East College

Caledonian College

Oman Tourism College

Scientific College of Design

International College of Engineering and Management

National Hospitality Institute

College of Banking and Financial Studies

Modern College for Business and Science

Oman College of Management and Technology

GUTech

Bayan College