Children and teens from across the Eastern Seaboard won cash and prizes for singing and dancing in the 2011 Yamaha Young Talent competition.
The March 13 finals at the Tiffany Theatre saw dance teams, bands, children under 12 and teenagers vie for cash prizes, stereo systems and restaurant gift certificates in the contest sponsored by The Tiffany Show and Kolakan Music School.
The J-Pop K-Pop winning team was the Life Stage Cover Team from Boss Dance Studio.
Charatrawee Tiamrat of Chonburi Kindergarten School belted out the Thai folk song “Monrak Saena” to win the under-12 traditional song category, along with a trophy and 5,000 baht. Muknaree Pratumsawat took home the same awards for singing a modern Thai song in the under-12 category.
For older youths, Chawalya Tancharoen of Chonkalyanukul School sang “Rong Ram Jai” to win the folk song bracket and Kawisara Jatda’s “Broken Vow” won the modern/western song contest for teens. Both took home 10,000 baht and a stereo valued at 9,900 baht.
In the afternoon’s battle of the teen bands, Pattaya Arunothai ramped up and down the rhythms to beat out four other groups to win 10,000 baht, a 9,900 baht stereo and a 1,000 meal voucher from Alois Restaurant. Band “Cha Yen” took home second place and 7,000 baht while “Box in Shame” won the 5,000 baht third prize.
It wasn’t all singing, however. The “Life Stage” dance team of youths from Boss Dance Studio won 5,000 baht, the stereo and restaurant voucher for their performance of “How Gee / I Need a Girl.” Second place and 3,000 baht went to the “10 Point Team.”
Sponsors also handed out scholarships to students from Pattaya-area schools.
Chawalya Tancharoen or “Nong Ice”, 3rd right, from Chonkalyanukul School, was the winner in the Thai Folk Song 13–18 years of age category with a rendition of the song “Rong Ram Jai”
The winner in the under 12 years of age category was Charatrawee Tiamrat from Chonburi Kindergarten School, with a rendition of the Song “Monrak Saena”.
Pattaya Arunothai Team took the music band overall honors.