Yamaha Pattaya Young Talent contest gears up for 5th year

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Signups are open for the fifth Yamaha Pattaya Young Talent competition, giving youngsters and teens chances to win cash prizes, music lessons and notoriety.

Contest organizer Alisa Phanthusak and Yamaha Music School consultant Jintana Wittana announced details of the annual contest at Central Festival Pattaya Beach Jan. 12. Child and teenage singers and youth bands can file applications until Feb. 2 to join the event at the school on Third Road in Naklua Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or weekends from 3-8 p.m. Applications an also be e-mailed to [email protected]

Contest organizer Alisa Phanthusak (2nd right), Darika Phanthusak (3rd left), director of Yamaha Thailand Music School, Pattaya, Jintana Wittana, music consultant for the Yamaha Music School, and Isika Songserm (2nd left) from Central Festival Pattaya Beach, announce the 5th Yamaha Pattaya Young Talent.Contest organizer Alisa Phanthusak (2nd right), Darika Phanthusak (3rd left), director of Yamaha Thailand Music School, Pattaya, Jintana Wittana, music consultant for the Yamaha Music School, and Isika Songserm (2nd left) from Central Festival Pattaya Beach, announce the 5th Yamaha Pattaya Young Talent.

Categories cover Thai folks songs for children under 12 and for teens, modern Thai and international songs for the same age groups, band performances, and a sixth category for dance routines.

The winner of each contest will receive HRH Princess Soamsawalee Cup with cash prize.

The first qualifying rounds will begin on Feb. 2 at Yamaha Thailand School Pattaya with the final qualifying round on March 3 at the Tiffany Theater.

“I have watched every year and the youths participating become more and more developed,” Jintana said. “I wish them the best in this contest.”

BurlesQue performs for the conference opening.BurlesQue performs for the conference opening.

I.D.C., winner of J-Pop and K-Pop Yamaha Pattaya Young Talent 2012 perform at the conference closing.I.D.C., winner of J-Pop and K-Pop Yamaha Pattaya Young Talent 2012 perform at the conference closing.

A large crowd gathers to watch the amazing performances during the press conference.A large crowd gathers to watch the amazing performances during the press conference.