Vu Thao My (2nd, L) cries over her victory
16-year-old Vu Thao My, the youngest competitor in this season's Giong Hat Viet -- a Vietnamese adaptation of the American show The Voice -- won the contest on December 15 in Ho Chi Minh City.
On the final night, My from the northern province of Nam Dinh beat out three other contestants -- Hoang Ton, Ha My and Cat Tuong -- to earn VND500 million (US$23,700) in prize money and a record contract with Universal Republic Records.
She will receive the show's support to produce a music video.
The final results came from a public vote, according to organizers from VTV and Cat Tien Sa Company.
The four finalists had to perform three songs, two solos and a duet with their coach, and one of the selections had to be in English song.
My performed Boi roi (Confused) by Phuong Uyen, director of the show and Giot suong bay len (Dewdrops fly). For the English song, she chose A time for us, written by American singer Johnny Mathis as the theme song for the movie "Romeo and Juliet," to sing a duet with her coach, singer Dam Vinh Hung.
The 16-year-old girl, who is the niece of Vietnamese model and actress Vu Thu Phuong, said she would give all the cash to her parents and her aunt and continue to focus on her studies at Le Hong Phong high school in Nam Dinh Province.
With her victory, My has become the youngest contestant ever to win Giong Hat Viet. Last season's winner Huong Tram was 17 at the time she was crowned champion.
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