contest picks country’s songbirds
Le Cat Trong Ly whose song Chenh Venh (Tottering) was given the
award for Song of the Year in Ha Noi on Sunday at the Bai Hat Viet
competition (Vietnamese Song) 2008. — VNS Photo
HA NOI — The televised
songwriting awards Bai Hat Viet (Vietnamese Song) 2008 named Chenh Venh (Tottering)
the Song of the Year in Ha Noi on Sunday.
The winning song was
performed by Le Cat Trong Ly with her guitar and her pure voice.
The Ngu Cung group won the
Most Impressive Musician award, and Sa Huynh was honoured for her creative
experimentation with the song Li Ti.
The R&B style song Em
Se La Giac Mo (You Will Be My Dream) composed by Luu Thien Huong won the
award The Audience’s Favourite Song.
Singer Thuy Chi won the
award the Audience’s Favourite Singer.
The best song of
contemporary pop went to Em Trong Mat Toi (You Are in my Eyes) composed
by Nguyen Duc Cuong.
Nguyen Hai Phong took home
the award for the best contemporary rock song with Goc Toi (The Dark
The best classical style
song was Co Nhung Dieu Ky La (There Will be Strange Things) by Jazzy Da
Musician Hoai Sa won the
award for Most Contributing Musician.
Fifteen songs that had
been selected from the monthly Vietnamese Song programme, were competing for the
final awards at this year’s ceremony, organised by Viet Nam Television.
This year, no award was
given to a contemporary folk song, which is different from contests in the last
three years. — VNS