Art troupes from Long An, Tien Giang, Can Tho, Dong Thap, Ca Mau, Bac Lieu and Kien Giang province were among the contestants.
Performing three excerpts, 4 young artists of the Huong Tram troupe of Ca Mau province were highly applauded by both judges and the audience for their excellent, and emotional performing skills. Artist Quoc Tin of Head of the troupe: "We tried our best to enable young artists to demonstrate their talent. 2 of our contestants were newly recruited and don’t have experience. But we want them to participate in the contest to learn experience from other artists from across the country.”
Emeritus Artist Dinh Minh Man, Head of the Dong Thap troupe, said that they set up a new play for the contestants while senior artists played supporting roles: “We invited some Emeritus artists to the play to assist the young ones. Emeritus Artists Trong Duong and Hai Yen played supporting roles for young artists.”
Performances of the Tay Do troupe province received much applause from judges thanks to their thorough preparation. Director of Tay Do Theater Hong Quoc Khanh said: "Our young artists received good comments that made them very happy. But to be honest artists of other troupes are much better than us because they perform more regularly. This contest created an opportunity for our artists to gain more experience.”
Organizing the contest, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism hopes to honor artists with outstanding achievements, creativity, and talent.