Kids win thousands at Yamaha Young Talent Contest

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Pattaya area youths won thousands of baht in cash and music lessons as the 2013 Yamaha Pattaya Young Talent concluded.

The competition, which began with applications in January, wrapped up at the Tiffany Theater March 3.

Categories covered Thai folk 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.

Phakhaporn “N’Om” Sukhpanit, 11, picks up her trophy from in front of the HRH Princess Soamsawalee royal image.Phakhaporn “N’Om” Sukhpanit, 11, picks up her trophy from in front of the HRH Princess Soamsawalee royal image.

The winner of each contest received an HRH Princess Soamsawalee Cup with cash prizes.

In the Japanese/Korean pop dance competition, a group called “Life Stage” won the 5,000 baht first place. “Hundreds Point” won second and “I Wanna Love You” took third.

Phokhaporn Sukhpanit, 11, won the 5,000 baht first place award for the Thai country music singing contest for pre-teens. Natakarn Bakhan and Suthiraj Sanohlam, 12, won second and third.

The Under-12 winner for international or Thai pop singing saw Pathamkan Osot, 10, win first, Kaewalin Huajaiphet, 10, take second and Chaipas Sombunkul, 12, win third.

Senator Sutham Phanthusak and members of the event committee present scholarships to children in need.Senator Sutham Phanthusak and members of the event committee present scholarships to children in need.

In the teen Thai country singing contest, Kamin Chingphakwaen, 15, took first, Suwimol Buathong, 17, second, and Monthathip Jatuporncharoenying, 16, third.

Panthita Khongsamrit, 15, took first place in the teen international song category with Pathompong Somsuk, 17, and Samantha Melanie, 17, placing second and third.

The winning teen band was “Loney Park.” Second and third place were secured by bands “Box in Shame” and “Hidoor.”

Pattaya Fah Mai group also presented 105 scholarships to outstanding students who have limited funds from different schools in Pattaya City.

Winning teen band, Loney Park, is excited to receive their trophy.Winning teen band, Loney Park, is excited to receive their trophy.

Nittaya Patimasongkroh, former president of the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya center, congratulates the participants of the Thai and international singing contest.Nittaya Patimasongkroh, former president of the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya center, congratulates the participants of the Thai and international singing contest.

Alisa Phanthusak (2nd right), MD of Tiffany Show Pattaya, congratulates the Life Stage team for wining the J-POP or K-POP dance team category.Alisa Phanthusak (2nd right), MD of Tiffany Show Pattaya, congratulates the Life Stage team for wining the J-POP or K-POP dance team category.

There was plenty of talent at the 2013 Yamaha Pattaya Young Talent contest.There was plenty of talent at the 2013 Yamaha Pattaya Young Talent contest.