Zhou Ying and Dai Yang Tian

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Here's your list of the Top 40 Most Popular Male and Female Artistes at this year's Star Awards. This means any of them have a shot at making it to the coveted Top 10 Most Popular Male and Female Artiste list, which will be announced at Star Awards 2011 Show 2.

Taking the places of former MediaCorp princesses Felicia Chin and Jesseca Liu are up-and-coming starlets Zhou Ying, Paige Chua and Tiffany Leong.

Zhou Ying is also nominated for her first leading role in Ch8 blockbuster drama Breakout and audiences will be able to catch her in the upcoming drama Devotion, starring alongside veteran actors including Zoe Tay and Chen Han Wei.

No surprises from the Top 20 Most Popular Male Artistes though.

While Dai Yang Tian might have missed out on a Best Actor nomination for his role in Breakout, the actor with a huge fan base, gets some love and makes it to this list. Elvin Ng, Qi Yuwu and Tay Ping Hui, all of whom were nominated for Best Actor award, are also found on the list.

However, Dennis Chew, who won his first TV award with a Top 10 Most Popular win last year, could not be found on the list this time. The DJ-host shot to fame after he cross-dressed as the fussy Aunty Lucy.

Fans will be able to vote for their favourite artistes through telepoll at a later date. Stay tune to Stars Award 2011 for more information.

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