Congratulations to the winners of the Vietnam Music & Arts Education – ASEAN ‘Be Our Rock & Pop Soul’ music competition

16 Sep 2015

The final of this year's Vietnam Music & Arts Education - ASEAN ‘Be Our Rock & Pop Soul’ music competition’ took place on 7 September at The Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and was an fantastic event, with around 500 people in attendance. 

The semi-final took place in the SOUL Convention Complex, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Sunday 6 September, where 12 finalists were chosen. This was then followed by the grand final, which was a ‘battle of the bands’ style competition, where each finalist performed once and judges commented and gave a score based on a number of different performance criteria.

Congratulations to the winners of the competition:

Grand Prize: Master of Dreamers from Thailand
First Prize - Band: Floor 88 from Malaysia
Second Prize - Band: Reharmnation from Malaysia
First Prize - Solo: Chitipat Wanyasurakul from Thailand
Second Prize - Solo: Teerawat Punnayaprayun from Thailand

To see photos from the competition visit our Facebook page.

To watch the video of the final click here.

To watch the video of the semi-final click here.

The competition was open to performers from countries in South East Asia including Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Indonesia, and offered both bands and soloists the chance to win a selection of prizes, including a professional recording for the winners, as well as music products, Trinity exam vouchers and cash bonuses for runners up.

The initial rounds of the competition were held in each country, where entrants submitted a video of themselves performing a song from a list of Rock & Pop songs chosen by VMA. The semi-final and final where the contest's four distinguished judges were:

  • Thanh Bui - Vietnamese singer and judge of Viet Nam Idol 2015
  • Myke Brown - artist manager of Thai singer Tata Young
  • Kelly Chew - CEO of record label BMBX Entertainment
  • Tyler Smith - Senior Vice-President of Trinity College London, Asia

There were twenty six semi-finalists in total from the six countries. You can check out some of the videos entries from the selected semi-finalists here.

The names of the semi-finalists were:




Nguyen Phong Vu


Kelly Patricia Luong

Blue Shark

Tran The The Thien

Linh Hồn

Nguyen Dang Anh







Bridget Ang


Lim Ao



Rohan Prem Nair

Floor 88

Christine Chua Yea En 



Chitipat Wanyasurakul

Master of Dreamers

Teerawat Punnayaprayun

Yes Yes Yes





Geovanni Audrey Suhartono


Rimar Calista


For more information on the competition visit: 

To read our news story about the country rounds of the competition click here.

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