English singing contest for young people

Tuesday, 22/12/2020, 18:09 [GMT+7]

English singing contest for young people

An English singing contest organized by Nha Trang Youth Union has attracted many Youth Union members and young people in the city, providing an opportunity for them to showcase their musical talent as well as English language skills.
 
According to the organizing board, within a short time of being launched, the contest received the registration of 53 songs performed by young people from the Youth Unions of communes, wards and schools in the city. The performances varied in genres of music from pop, rock to country music; from choral to solo singing.
 

 

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The first prize-winning performance.
 
 
5 students at Class 10B, Ly Tu Trong High School, were confident singing the song Memories in a sweet and romantic melody. Phan Hoang Phuc, a member of the group says, “English skills are our strength but singing English songs is different and quite difficult. Singers must have clear enunciation, crafting each syllable precisely together with a good feel for rhythms, melodies, etc. We have made some mistakes in singing and language skills that need to improve.”
 
Besides amateur singers, some had striking singing voices such as Tran Thi Thanh Giang singing Let it go with amazing and powerful voice from Vinh Hai Ward; and Nguyen Thi Kim Tuyen from Nha Trang Regular Education & Vocational Training Center singing It’s my life. This was her first time to show up at a singing contest but Nguyen Thi Kim Tuyen confidently showed her excellent skills in singing English songs. “Singing is my passion, so I often practice singing English songs and thus I feel confident. This is a great opportunity for us to share the passion for singing and I hope the contest will be continued.”
 
Besides contestants, many Youth Union members and young people were present at the event to cheer their favorite and good singers. “I am here to support singers from Ly Tu Trong High School. They showed good singing talent and English skills. The event has inspired everyone’s interest and effort in improving English language skills,” says Le Thuy Duong, a member of the audience.
 
Unlike other singing competitions, besides artistic ability, contestants were required to have good English skills. The jury highly appreciated the contestants for their confidence in showing their language skills and singing talents. Most of the performances were exceptionally good. Just a few mistakes were made in choosing songs that had higher tones than singers’ voice and their English pronunciation did not sound natural, according to Musician Le Van Cau, a member of the contest judging panel.
 
Besides providing a playground for Youth Union members, students and young people to show their interest and passion for singing and learning English, the contest also helped promote the creativity and integration ability among the youth. Nha Trang Youth Union plans to organize the contest annually to provide a platform for young people to share their passion for singing and learning English, according to Pham Ngoc Thach, Secretary of Nha Trang Youth Union, Chief of the contest organizing board.
 
 
H. Phong
Translated by N.T