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Vietnamese dance crew enters Asia’s Got Talent Season 2

Update: October, 23/2017 - 18:45
Bust a move: Vietnamese 218 Dance Crew has qualified for Asia’s Got Talent Season 2. — Photo Courtesy of 218 Dance Crew
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s 218 Dance Crew qualified for Asia’s Got Talent Season 2 last Saturday, with the qualifying round airing at 8pm on national channel HTV3 - DreamsTV.

To qualify for the show, the crew produced a performance combining the traditional and contemporary, receiving praise from the audience and judges.

The show was filmed at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands hotel.

The crew was praised for directly taking three judges and the audience to Việt Nam through its dancing performance with LED lights on the background of Trống Cơm (rice drum, a traditional bongo-shaped Vietnamese drum) music.

The áo dài (traditional long dress), áo bà ba (Vietnamese silk ensemble garment), conical hat, boatman, câu hò (Huế chantey) were introduced by the crew, with its fully made combination of music and dance move.

Anggun Cipta Sasmi, an Indonesian and French singer-songwriter, one of the three judges, said it was an impressive and unique performance, with every move performed well.

David Foster, Canadian musician, record producer, composer, songwriter, and arranger who has won 16 Grammy Awards and one Emmy, the second judge, said “You have shown us a bit of flavour of Việt Nam with a modern style, a style of 2017 and I am really into this performance.”

Jay Park, the last judge, American singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, record producer, entrepreneur and actor, was dazzled by the performance, “I love the way you show Vietnamese culture through the popular images of conical hat, boatman and others. It was so awesome and I like it so much!”

Lead dancer of the crew, Nguyễn Chấn Tín, said they were flattered to be chosen by the judges to bring Vietnamese culture to an international competition, “We hope Vietnamese audience will share this victory with us!”

Asia’s Got Talent is the regional version of the Got Talent franchise. airing on AXN Asia. It is a talent show that features singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, and other performers of all ages competing for a prize of US$100,000 and an opportunity to perform at Marina Bay Sands.

The show began airing on March 12, 2015 across 15 countries in Asia. The show has been aired from October 14 with Vietnamese subtitles on HTV3 – DreamsTV at 8pm every Saturday. — VNS

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