VietnamNewsToday.com

Voting controversy mars talent quest

HA NOI — Ha Noi-based singer Nguyen Thi Minh Chuyen was named best singer at a young talent quest in HCM City on Sunday titled Morning Star-A Rendezvous.

Rising star: Singer Nguyen Thi Minh Chuyen (right) celebrates her victory at the biennial young talent quest Morning Star-A Rendezvous on Sunday in HCM City. — VNS Photo
Rising star: Singer Nguyen Thi Minh Chuyen (right) celebrates her victory at the biennial young talent quest Morning Star-A Rendezvous on Sunday in HCM City.

Chuyen, 24, was the first female to win the prize at the contest, the fourth of its kind for those between 18 and 25 years of age.

However, the contest, first held in 2004, was marred by controversy surrounding the voting system.

Many people in the audience and at home said they did not receive confirmation of their votes from contest organisers.

Others said they got a message saying "voting is closed" despite texting their votes well within the time limit.

Several members of the audience have since raised questions about the legitimacy and fairness of public voting systems on television.

In recent years, many music shows, contests and awards such as Morning Star – A Rendezvous, Green Wave and Golden Album, have relied on public votes, via texting, ratings and voting.

This year, the competition, spread over nine consecutive Sundays every two years, attracted 700 hopefuls, many from rural areas.

Chuyen is in her third year at the Military Culture & Arts College. Chuyen, of two women finalists, did not collect many votes from the audience, but the judges loved her perfect voice and dance skills while performing Vietnamese rhythm and blues numbers.

She has already signed a recording contracts with music producers in Ha Noi.

Singer Luong Viet Quang collected the most audience votes - 38,000 out of a possible total of 86,000. Chuyen and Quang will receive VND30,000 (US$1,500) each.

Two other contestants, Dinh Manh Ninh and Ha Hoai Thu, received complementary prizes as the most promising singers.

In the final contest for the night, Le My Nhu was named "Queen of Rock" by the jury for singing Va Ta Da Thay Mat Troi (And I Saw the Sun), a composition by musician Nguyen Cuong.

Her powerful voice, modern singing and performance style made a strong impression on the jury and audience.

Nhu's rival for the crown, 24-year-old Thu, was awarded the prize for young talent.

She received more than 16,000 votes for her appearance and clear voice as she performed Anh (You) and Ngoi Hat Mua Dong (Singing in the Winter), pop songs by Xuan Phuong and Le Tinh.

From VietNamNews

Newer Articles
  • Young Vietnamese wins two int’l piano awards
  • Vietnamese rockers win favour at ASEAN fest
  • Viet Nam-Italy culture programme kicks off
  • Bob Dylan makes debut in Vietnam
  • Tung Duong wins Devotional Music prize
  • Culture Vulture
  • Idol finalists to serenade Ha Noi
  • Musician releases English album
  • Vietnam’s music award 2010
  • 100 delegates attend seminar on amateur musical performance
Older Articles
  • Vietnamese artist wins 1st Chopin Int’l Piano Competition
  • New Vietnam Idol
  • Vietnam idol crowned
  • 16-year-old piano talent to perform in Hanoi
  • Pop singers rush to release new albums
  • Southern music seeks UNESCO recognition
  • Danish artist joins Vietnamese group
  • Pop singers take Blue Wave prizes
  • Vietnamese teen takes prize in Singapore piano contest
  • Outdoor music fest to aid underprivileged
Latest News
  • Vietnamese software firms consider Japan as the major market
  • Despite problems, 2011 FDI spending equals 2010
  • EVNTelecom asks for government’s approval to sell 12pct stake for VTC
  • Vietnamese enterprises expanding into international markets
  • Ernst & Young Vietnam role to be examined
  • Vietnamese firms invest over $24.5b in foreign countries as of July-end
  • Vietnam Insurance Market: Keeping Double-digit Growth
  • Vietnam’s economy looks grim with ADB’s forecast
  • Ministry rejects import-export tax changes
  • Government okays anti-dumping suit against US
For Foreigners
  • Adb: policy tightening will lower inflation
  • HSBC, Barclays to advise Vietinbank’s planned overseas dollar bond sale
  • Vietnam govt to service debt for troubled cement projects
  • Calm heads prevail as the forex market to remain cool
  • Further fiscal & monetary tightening in coming months
  • IMF cuts Vietnam’s inflation forecast to 9.5pct in 2011
  • Vietnam’s dong has best week since 1997 after dollar rates curb
  • Vietnam tightens control over state-bank partnership
  • Foreign investors list problems in Vietnam
  • Foreign invested enterprises complain about customs procedures

BusinessTradeVietnamGovernmentFDIWorld economyVietnamese PartyEconomyEconomicMarketState managementPrime MinisterHCM cityHanoiHo Chi MinhCPIAsianWorldAmericaEuropeNguyen Tan DungHau GiangMekong DeltariceStandingMekongCambodiausajapanchinakoreaLai ChauHoa BinhHoi AnChu LaiQuang NamDa nangCan thoSon LaPower PlantMinistry of IndustryDung QuatOilSingaporeThailandMalaysiaIndonesiaLaosVietnameseFDI capitalinvestorsforeign investorNetherlandsUSservicetransportationinfrastructuretourismVNPostExpressSpainGoldTra fishexportcontractstouristMiddle AreaConstructionShipbuildingIndustryCompanyIndustrial ZonebudgetDong NaiBinh DuongVung TauTay NinhBinh PhuocTay NinhLong AnTien GiangUS investorshydropower plantQuang NinhNha TrangStock ExchangeHNXIndexcapitalAgricultureDong ThapAn GiangExport-Processing ZoneYen BaiLao CaiLai ChauDien BienSon LaHoa BinhPhu ThoHa GiangTuyen QuangBac KanLang SonCao BangmanufacturersAseanRussiadevelopmentAviationinflationHong KongAmericanChamber of CommerceSeafoodODAWBIMFFEDAsia-PacificAssociationcountriesEuropeanmarine economyThanh HoaNghe AnNam DinhHa TinhPhu LýVinh PhucBac NinhBac GiangHung YenHai DuongBinh ThuanBinh PhuocLam DongGia LaiKon tumQuang NgaiQuang BinhQuang TriNinh ThuanCa MauBac LieuSoc TrangTra VinhKien GiangVinh LongBen TreincomespoliciesLawassetsNatural GasBuildingstatisticsstrategyDa Latmineral exploitationprocessingindustrieselectricitywatersupplyEnterprisesforestryfisherycommunicationsreal estatetransportationCorruptionbauxiteSecuritiesInsuranceBankFinanceAccountgoodsTrade BalancecoffeeCoalfestivalHa NamNinh BinhHoa BinhUniversityArtsBooktravelVietnam VisaVisaPagodaCommitteePeople's CommitteeVinashincompaniesHoa PhatHSBCACBvietcombankvietinbank

Copyright 2010 © VietnamNewsToday.com 
Powered by: CIINS Design by: Webdesign.vn