HCM CITY — Fourteen year-old Hoang Dinh Yen Chuong of HCM City won the title Apollo English Idol 2011 on Sunday night, earning a VND34-million trip to Singapore and a one-year scholarship for English study at the Apollo school in HCM City.
Chuong, an eighth grader from Thu Duc District, won over the judges and audience with her impressive strong voice and fluent English pronunciation in performing the hit Rolling in the Deep by the British singer/song writer Adele.
The other top nine finalists earned a full-year English-study scholarship.
Held annually by the Apollo English Education and Training School, the contest provides a platform for music lovers aged 13-25 from the country's four major cities, Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Da Nang and HCM City.
The 2011 event attracted 21,000 registrants, compared to 770 in 2010. — VNS