Final result of the New Zealand School Students Chinese Song Contest 2019

We are delighted to announce the final results of the Chinese song contest this year.

We are delighted to announce the final results of the Chinese song contest this year.

The competition was organised by the Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington and supported by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and NZ Chinese Language Teachers’ Association. It aims to encourage interest in Chinese language and culture amongst New Zealand school students, and give them an opportunity to showcase their singing talent.

There were two stages of the competition. The first was video-based. Students from all over the country made music videos, showcasing their Chinese language ability, their creativity and, of course, their singing talent. We received 54 videos: 37 for the Junior category and 17 for the Senior category.

The top 4 selected in each category attended the Grand Final in Wellington on 24 September.  They performed on stage in front of judges from the New Zealand School of Music and the School of Languages and Culture from Victoria University of Wellington and Flying Dog Artistic Management. And the final results were:

We also congratulate the group from Hutt International Boys' School (HIBS), whose video《朋友》(Friend) won the "Most Popular Video". They received 208 votes out of 2553 votes in total.

Congratulations to our winners and all the contestants. To all those who sent in such outstanding videos, well done!  Thank you for entertaining us and sharing your talent.  We hope you enjoyed practicing Chinese in song.

We would also like to thank our judges, sponsors,  teachers, parents and MLAs for their support and coaching. We sincerely appreciate you all taking the time to give these students an opportunity to shine. We couldn’t have done it without you!