Ten singers at the final round of the contest (Source: bvhttdl.gov.vn)Two second prizes went to Tran Hong Nhung from Vietnam and Aicelle Santos from the Philippines; Olivia Christina from Indonesia and Eint Chit from Myanmar were honoured with third prizes.
Organised by Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV), the contest drew the participation of 22 contestants from ASEAN member states and four invited singers from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.
Politburo member and Standing Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh presented the first prize to Malaysian singer Rosario Bianis (Source: VNA)
It was open for professional pop singers aged between 18-35, aiming to promote understanding and cultural exchanges between Vietnam and other nations in the region, while discovering and supporting the development of young musical talents in the ASEAN community.
The songs were performed in different languages, but all feature beautiful melodies honoring the life, people and friendship between ASEAN countries./.