|Pham Trung Kien, the winner of Tieng Hat Truyen Hinh.
HCM CITY (VNS)— Pham Trung Kien of Binh Thuan Province has won HCM City Television's Tieng Hat Truyen Hinh annual singing contest, which wrapped up on Friday.
The skilled and confident 22-year-old tenor got 19.73 points from the judges.
In the final at HTV Theatre, Kien, who won HTV's 2010 Tieng Ca Hoc Duong (Singing School) contest, performed a solo and duets with Duc Tuan and another finalist.
Receiving the cash prize of VND100 million (US$4,760), he said tearfully: "I want to devote this victory to my parents who always encourage me during a competition."
Pham Khanh Ngoc of HCM City was the runner-up with 19.63 points. The 25-year-old from the Military Zone 7 arts troupe was also voted "Favourite Singer" by viewers.
Tieng Hat Truyen Hinh was first held 22 years ago, and has unearthed several talented singers like Duc Tuan, Thanh Thuy, and Nam Khanh. — VNS