|Singer Thanh Bui will be the only Vietnamese judge at the ASEAN "Be Our Rock&Pop Soul" Music Competition 2015. — vnexpress.net photo
HCM CITY — Singer Thanh Bui will be the only Vietnamese judge at the ASEAN "Be Our Rock&Pop Soul" Music Competition 2015, to be held in Viet Nam for the first time.
Presented by Viet Nam Music and Arts Education (VMA), in association with Trinity College, London, and Boom Box Entertainment, the musical event is aimed at youth under the age of 30 from six countries, which are Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Viet Nam.
The eligible contestants (soloists or bands) have to register and submit their video entries, which will then be reviewed and selected by the judges for the semi-final round on September 6.
The contest's four judges are Senior Vice-President of Trinity College, London, Asia Tyler Smith, CEO of record label BMBX Entertainment Kelly Chew, artist manager of Thai singer Tata Young Myke Brown, and Thanh Bui, a judge of Viet Nam Idol 2015.
The winner of the music competition will receive prizes worth up to $25,000 and other prizes from Trinity College and BMBX Entertainment. The final round will take place on September 7 at The Opera House in HCM City.
Thanh Bui was in the top eight of the Australian Idol 2008 contest. He is now the principal of Soul Music Academy in HCM City. — VNS