Vietnam’s version of “Sing If You Can” on air next month

The Vietnamese version of a British game show will air on Ho Chi Minh City Television early next month, featuring numerous episodes with unpredictable and exciting challenges. "Ai Dam Hat" (Who Dares to Sing), the Vietnamese format of British game show "Sing If You Can," jointly produced by BHD Cinema and the HCMC Television station, will be aired at 9:30 pm on HTV7 every Wednesday from June 4. Each episode showcases the competition between two teams, each of which comprises two well-known Vietnamese artists who have to perform a solo or duet whilst various attempts are made to disrupt their performances. The team receiving the most votes from the jury and studio audiences will enter the final round, "Victorious Rotation," which requires them to maintain balance and avoid falling from a spinning stage while keep singing a song. Vietnamese singer Ngo Kien Huy will host the show while the jury includes famous artists such as master of ceremonies Tran Thanh, actor Duc Hai, and … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment Headlines December 10

Early 20th century glass paintings of HN on displayAs many as 60 coloured photos printed on glass by French photographer Leon Busy, featuring Ha Noi from 1914-17, will be displayed tonight at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street. Titled "Ha Noi Colours 1914-17", the exhibition is divided into two themes, "Daily Life - Handicrafts and Society" and "Environment and Beliefs."The exhibition was created by historian Emmanuel Poisson from Paris Diderot University and ethnologist Dinh Trong Hieu from France's National Science Research Centre.During the exhibition, ten black and white documentaries about Ha Noi during the same period will be screened. The exhibition will run until January 4, 2014. UK-style singing competition to hit TV screensThe Vietnamese version of the world-famous British game show Sing If You Can will go on air at the end of this month.BHD Company and Vietnam Television, producers of the reality contest, said it will offer TV audiences "a new musical experience".The company … [Read more...]

UK-style singing competition to hit TV screens

The Vietnamese version of the world-famous British game show Sing If You Can will go on air at the end of this month. Sao Mai singing contest announces final round 3,500 singers join Quan Ho folk singing contest K-POP singing contest to be launched in Vietnam BHD Company and Vietnam Television, producers of the reality contest, said it will offer TV audiences "a new musical experience". The company said in a press release that Do Ai Hat Duoc will show "celebrities 'forced' to sing wholeheartedly and overcome harsh challenges with courage and strength". Comedian Thai Hoa and singer Thu Minh will be two of three judges at the show. Thai Hoa has won a devoted fan following with his performances in comedies like De Mai Tinh (Deal with It Tomorrow), and Long Ruoi (Long the Fly). Thu Minh is famous as a singer who dares to surprise the audience when she sings. She has been a judge with several music competitions on TV including The Voice and Vietnam Idol 2013. The first episode of Do Ai … [Read more...]

Singing competition to hit TV screens

HCM CITY (VNS) — The Vietnamese version of the world-famous British game show Sing If You Can, will go on air at the end of this month. BHD Company and Viet Nam Television, producers of the reality contest, said it would offer TV audiences "a new musical experience". The company said in a press release that Do Ai Hat Duoc will show "celebrities 'forced' to sing wholeheartedly and overcome harsh challenges with courage and strength". Comedian Thai Hoa and singer Thu Minh will be two of three judges at the show. Thai Hoa has won a devoted fan following with his performances in comedies like De Mai Tinh (Deal with It Tomorrow), and Long Ruoi (Long the Fly). Thu Minh is famous as a singer who dares to surprise the audience when she sings. She has been a judge with several music competitions on TV including The Voice and Vietnam Idol 2013. The first episode of Do Ai Hat Duoc will be aired on the channel VTV3 on December 28.— VNS … [Read more...]

Vietnamese youngsters making short films: Diversity and difference

VietNamNet Bridge – In recent years, making short films has become a hot trend of young Vietnamese cinema enthusiasts. Although the young film makers still show some shortcomings, they have also gained significant recognition at regional and international film fests, bringing optimistic signs for the future of Vietnamese cinema. Director Tran Dung Thanh Huy with child actors in his short film ‘16.30’. His movie, ‘The Lottery Boy’, was selected for the 2015 Asian Project Market (APM) in RoK (Photo petrotimes.vn) A favourite trend of youngsters In today’s digital era, making a short film cannot be easier for youngsters. All they need is a camera with a video shooting mode, the support of dedicated software, and a small amount of money. Some youngsters even use their mobile phone for filming in case they need a hidden camera scene in their films. After filming, they do the editing and montage sequences themselves. Their short films often touch on … [Read more...]

Racers of the HCM City Television Cup Bicycle Race 2016 arrived Quang Ngai

​78 racers of the 28th Ho Chi Minh City Television Cup Cycling Tournament, on April 19, completed the 9th stage of Da Nang - Quang Ngai with 133km. ​ On this stage, racer Nguyen Duong Ho Vu (BTV Bình Dương) finished first with 3h08'40 at average speed of 42.297km/h and followed by Nguyen Minh Viet (VTV Binh Duong) and Nguyen Hoang Giang (Ang Giang). On April 20, cyclists will start their 10th stage Quang Ngai - Quy Nhon with the distance of 179km. The 28th Ho Chi Minh City Television Cup Cycling Tournament (April 10th to 30th) attracted 78 Cyclists from 13 best cycling teams throughout the country and the national team. They will compete in 19 stages with a total distance of over 2,100km along the country. The first stage started in Hanoi on April 10th and the last stage will start from Bao Loc town, Lam Dong province and will finish in Ho Chi Minh City on April 30th. The Ho Chi Minh City Television Cup Cycling Tournament is now one of Vietnam's most prestigious competitions, … [Read more...]

Cycling tour kicks off to mark National Reunification Day

The 28th Ho Chi Minh City Television Cycling Tournament – Ton Dong A Cup 2016 kicked off its first stage in Hanoi on April 10. The 28th Ho Chi Minh City Television Cycling Tournament opens in Hanoi on April 10, attracting the participation of 78 cyclists from 13 teams across the nation. Held annually since 1988 by the Vietnam Sports Bicycle and Motorbike Federation and Ho Chi Minh City Television, the event celebrates the anniversary of the Southern Liberation and National Reunification Day (April 30). The tournament attracts the participation of 78 cyclists from 13 teams across the nation, competing in 19 stages covering a total of 2,100km throughout 17 provinces and cities. The final leg will end in Ho Chi Minh City on the historic day April 30. The total prize money to be awarded to winning cyclists throughout the tournament sits at over VND1 billion. In the first stage around Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake on Sunday, the yellow jersey for the overall race leader went … [Read more...]

Music show raises $625,000 for people in drought-hit areas in Vietnam

A Tuoi Tre-backed fundraising music show was held in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, raising a total of VND14 billion (US$625,000) to help people living in Vietnam’s drought-hit regions. The donations are equal to one million cubic meters of fresh water for people in central provinces and southern Mekong Delta, which are affected by the worst drought and salinization in nearly a century. The show, named "Ket Noi Yeu Thuong," or "Connecting Love," took place at the Sen Hong Stage in the city’s downtown area, with hundreds of audiences flocking to see performances by many famous artists. A mother and her daughter make donation "Ket Noi Yeu Thuong" was organized by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper in collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh City Performing Arts and Cinema Center and the Ho Chi Minh City Television Station. Tuoi Tre has decided to launch the fundraising music show to share the hardship of people in the drought-hit areas, especially those in the Mekong Delta. … [Read more...]

Tuoi Tre holds fundraising show for drought-hit regions in Vietnam

A music show will be held Friday night in Ho Chi Minh City to raise funds for people living in regions affected by the worst drought and salinization to hit Vietnam’s central provinces and southern Mekong Delta in nearly a century. The show, organized by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper in collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh City Performing Arts and Cinema Center and the Ho Chi Minh City Television Station, will take place at 6:00 pm at Sen Hong Stage at 23/9 Park in District 1. It is the third show of the charity series named ‘Ket Noi Yeu Thuong,' which literally means ‘Connecting Love,’ with the two previous shows held in 2013 to support flood-hit areas in central Vietnam and victims of the super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. This year’s event, which is open to the public, will feature performances from nearly 300 artists and athletes, including many household names. Singer Ky Phuong, who is in charge of inviting talent to perform at the show, … [Read more...]

Musical performance to collect donations for drought-hit areas

PANO – The third "Connecting Love" performance, themed "Water for drought-hit areas", will take place on April 8th at the Sen Hong stage, 23/9 Park, Ho Chi Minh City. The show will be jointly organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Performing Arts and Cinema Center, the Tuoi Tre (Youth) Newspaper and Ho Chi Minh City Television. The audience at the second event in 2013. (Source: tuoitre.vn) The program will draw the participation of popular singers Ngoc Anh, Thu Minh, Thanh Thao, accomplished artist Le Thuy, young singers Quang Ha, Nam Cung, Phan Ngoc Luan, and litter singer Phuong My Chi, as well as other MCs and music bands nationwide. Artist Huu Luan, Director of the center, said that the program aims to fundraise for locals in need in the Mekong Delta region, which has been severely hit by drought and saltwater intrusion. He also said that the program will initiate sympathy for locals in the region. And other fundraising events planned for the future will do so, too. The … [Read more...]

The 85th founding anniversary of Ho Chi Minh Youth Union observed nationwide

PANO – The Youth Union’s Central Committee held a camp-fire, themed "Youths’ Flame is Brightening Forever" and honored outstanding youth union secretaries at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism on March 19th and 20th. In the framework of the camp-fire, various activities were held, including a food fair, exchanges with ASEAN’s young representatives in Hanoi, and the Earth Hour 2016 campaign. Outstanding youth union secretaries at the honoring ceremony (Photo: cpv.org.vn) * The same day, the Ministry of Education and Training, in association with the Thanh Nien newspaper and over 20 colleges and universities nationwide, held the "Exam Season Consultancy 2016" campaign at Phan Dinh Dung high school, Song Cau commune, Phu Yen province, with the participation of over 1,000 local high school students. * Ha Giang Provincial People’s Committee organized a ground-breaking ceremony to build monuments for young volunteers who had helped … [Read more...]

7th Vietnam Idol singing contest starts

The 7th season of Vietnamese version of the US television show American Idol will be kicked off nationwide in March. Trong Hieu, a Vietnamese-German youth wins the sixth season of Vietnam Idol in 2015. The first audition will be held in the central coastal city of Da Nang on March 20, in Hanoi on March 27-28 and in Ho Chi Minh City on April 4-5. Viet Nam Idol features contestants between the ages of 16 and 30 who have never taken part in a singing competition in the country. Launched in 2007, Vietnam Idol is based on the British reality show Pop Idol and produced by Ho Chi Minh City Television and Vietnam Advertising Company. Many well-known singers came from this singing contest, such as Trong Hieu, Bich Ngoc, Uyen Linh, Nhat Thuy, Van Mai Huong, Trung Quan, Thao Trang , Pham Hong Phuoc and among. … [Read more...]

American painter’s paintings displayed at Women’s Museum

Art exhibition to mark Vietnam-US ties The Vietnamese Women’s Museum has announced an art exhibition will be held December 8-10 to mark the 20th anniversary of Vietnam-US ties (1995-2015). The event will showcase more than 40 works of US painter Soraya Runke, wife of first US diplomat to Vietnam Chris Runkel, and the daily life of Vietnamese people. An auction to raise funds for disabled and disadvantage children is planned for the event sponsored by the Vietnam-US Friendship Association and the US Embassy. Vietnam Designer Fashion Week aims to boost local industry The Vietnam Designer Fashion Week 2016 will open next weekend with an ambitious goal: bringing 20 top local designers closer to the general public and giving the nascent fashion industry a much-needed boost. Famous designers and fashion houses including Do Manh Cuong, Ha Linh Thu, Le Ha, Anno Vo, An Huong-Le Minh (Rue Des Chats), Li Lam, Maschio, Cashew, and V64 have confirmed their attendance. This event will … [Read more...]

Vietnam Designer Fashion Week aims to boost local industry

Some designs to be showcased in the Vietnam Designer Fashion Week 2016 The Vietnam Designer Fashion Week 2016 will open next weekend with an ambitious goal: bringing 20 top local designers closer to the general public and giving the nascent fashion industry a much-needed boost. Famous designers and fashion houses including Do Manh Cuong, Ha Linh Thu, Le Ha, Anno Vo, An Huong-Le Minh (Rue Des Chats), Li Lam, Maschio, Cashew, and V64 have confirmed their attendance. This event will also promote top new graduates from leading universities’ fashion departments. The catwalks will be anchored for the first time at two venues, Ho Chi Minh City Television Studio and Celadon City Apartments on Dec 14, 15 and 17. The organizers said that this international standard fashion week will be highlighted with commercial workshops, trade exhibitions and a new marketing campaign, launched on December 18 and 19 at the Rex Hotel. A panel of famous fashion editors, models and designers said that … [Read more...]

Vietnamese representative honoured at Miss International 2015

Vietnam’s representative Pham Hong Thuy Van NDO – Vietnam’s representative Pham Hong Thuy Van was awarded the title of third runner-up at the Miss International 2015, which took place in Tokyo, Japan, on November 5. The Vietnamese beauty was the latest to be named among the contestants who entered the top 10 after three fashion performances, which involved modeling national costumes, swimsuits and evening gowns. She was also one of the top 20 beauties who received the most attention on social media networks. Most notably, at the round of question and answer, she was appreciated for her self-confident answer, which featured her aspiration for a peaceful, beautiful and happy world. Earlier, she was named the first runner-up of the National Miss Ao Dai (Traditional Dress) Contest in 2014. She stands 1.72 meter tall, with a measurement of 82-60-90. Van is a host of the Finance Business News Corporation channel of the Ho Chi Minh City Television Station and the … [Read more...]

HCMC’s annual concert to raise funds for the poor

The "Giai dieu tinh thuong" ((Melodies of Compassion) concert, aiming to raise fund for the poor will be held at the Ho Chi Minh City Television Theater on November 14. This year’s event themed "Joining hands to help poor people" includes an exchange with special guests who are beneficiaries of the event share the challenges they face in daily life to the city's audiences. Launched in 2001, the annual show has become one of the most popular charity events with the participation of well-known singers and artists. It is organized by the Viet Nam Fatherland Front in HCM City in partnership with Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV9). The concert will be broadcast live on HTV9 channel. For contributions, contact the Viet Nam Fatherland Front in HCM City, 55 Mac Dinh Chi Street, District 1; account number: 1000000123456789 at the Social Policy Bank of Ho Chi Minh City. … [Read more...]

Finalists of Television Singing Competition 2015 found

PANO - The organizing panel of the final round of the Television Singing Competition 2015 held by the Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV) on October 30th announced the nine competitors who have qualified for the final round. The finalists. Photo: tienphong.vn The singers are divided into three categories; namely Chamber music singing, Folk and folk-style singing, and Soft music. The candidates will undergo four competition nights. The awards gala will be held on December 4th. Meritorious Artist Ta Minh Tam and Meritorious Artist Thanh Thuy are the judges in this final round. Additionally, each night there will be a guest judge, namely musicians Tran Quang Loc, Le Quang, Giang Son and singers My Linh, and Khanh Linh. The winner of the competition will receive the prize, worth VND 100 million, and the winner of each category will receive VND 40 million. Translated by Chung Anh … [Read more...]

Film festival to enhance innovation and integration in Vietnam film industry

Logo of the 19th Vietnam Film Festival NDO – The 19th Vietnam Film Festival will open on December 1 in Ho Chi Minh City under the theme ‘Vietnamese Cinema - ethnicity, humanity, innovation and integration’. The festival is open to films that were granted public performance licenses dated from September 1, 2013 to October 10, 2015. Cinematic works will compete in several categories including feature films, video films, documentaries, scientific films and animated films. The opening and closing ceremonies, scheduled to take place at 8 pm on December 1 and 5 at Hoa Binh theatre, respectively, will be broadcast live on Vietnam Television and Ho Chi Minh City Television stations. Individual awards honouring the best director, best scriptwriter, best cameraman, best actor and actress, best musician and best director of photography will be announced at the festival. People’s choice awards, based on votes casted by audience members for their most favourite film, … [Read more...]

Quang Tuyen Sport Company wins Women Press Futsal Championships

After a week of competition, the 2015 HCMC Open Women Press Futsal Championships – Number One Cup marking Vietnamese Women Day (October 20) finished successfully on October 25. Deputy Editor in Chief of Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper Nguyen Thanh Loi grants cup for Quang Tuyen Sport Co. Ltd team (Photo:SGGP) As the final result, Quang Tuyen Sport Company won the championship after beating 5- 4 against Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV). Host team- Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper defeated Fan Chelsea with a victory of 4- 2 to earn bronze medal. Moreover, the organization board offered the title for football player scored most goals, excellent goalkeeper and Miss Futsal. Accordingly, Do Thi Ngoc Linh from Quang Tuyen Sport Company excellently received the title for football player scored most goals. The title for excellent goalkeeper went to Nguyen Bao Linh from Office of HCMC People’s Committee. ‘Miss Futsal’ title belonged to Pham Ngoc Phuong Linh from Ho … [Read more...]

Four teams enter semi- final round of city futsal championships

In the last match of table B to fight for one left ticket to the semi-final round, team of Sai Gon Giai Phong (SGGP) Newspaper unexpectedly won 4- 0 against team Office of HCMC People’s Committee on October 20. With the victory, the host team will compete in semi- final round at Ho Xuan Huong Sport Stadium on Saturday. Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV), Quang Tuyen Sport Co. Ltd, Fan Chelsea and Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper are best teams to own four tickets to enter the semi-final round. After three matches, Quang Tuyen Sport Company and HTV ranked first and second respectively in Table A. Meanwhile, Fan Chelsea and SGGP were first and second respectively in Table B. The final round and award ceremony will be held at Ho Xuan Huong Sport Stadium in District 3 on October 25. This year is the first time that Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper held HCMC Open Women Press Futsal Championships. Kicking the ball to goal. (Photo:SGGP) SGGP Newspaper players celebrate their … [Read more...]