|Hiền Trân, called “chameleon” for her ability to perform different genres of music, won Future Idol 2017. —Photo thethaovanhoa.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Ten-year-old Hiền Trân won the first season of Thần Tượng Tương Lai (Future Idol), the Vietnamese reality show, on July 1.
Hiền Trân, called “chameleon” for her ability to perform different genres of music, won the contest for her two performances – singing Xa Quê (Nostalgia for Home) and playing the monochord instrument for the prelude, and singing Ngọn Lửa Cao Nguyên (Highlands Flame), a song of the highlands region.
The final of Future Idol features two rounds. In the first round, contestants perform their favourite song and can get a maximum of 10 points from each judge. In the second round, contestants get an additional one to 4 points from all the judges combined.
Hiền Trân got a total of 29 out of 30 for her first performance from the three judges and an additional four points (the highest additional points) for Highlands Flame.
With a total of 33 points, Hiền Trân was the winner of Future Idol 2017 and won VNĐ300 million (US$13,000). The seven-year-old Nghi Đình was the first runner up, winning VNĐ100 million ($4,400).
Future Idol, held for the first time this year, is a Vietnamese reality show seeking young talent in the folksong genre, who are under 15 years old. This year’s judges included singer Quang Linh, People’s Artist Thu Hiền and singer Cẩm Ly. — VNS