|Winners of the “Let’s sing Vietnam” are honored at the award ceremony at VOV headquarters in Hanoi on December 19, 2021. (Photo: VOV)
The song “Vietnam, my homeland” written by Tao Tuan Phuong won first prize in the contest. It depicts Vietnamese countryside with white Bauhinia flowers in spring, and winding roads in the fog.
“The song highlights Vietnam as a peaceful and beautiful country. Through the contest, we hope to follow our predecessors to write songs in praise of Vietnam,” said Phuong.
Held for the first time, the contest attracted not only veteran musicians such as Pham Minh Tuan, Truong Quang Luc, Le May, Doan Bong and Cat Van but also young songwriters with various genres like pop, rock and jazz.
The energetic EDM melody of “Amazing Vietnam” won young songwriter Thanh Long in Ho Chi Minh city a consolation prize. Long said he was inspired by the spirit of people in Ho Chi Minh city during the hardest time fighting COVID-19.
“During COVID-19, medical staff and other forces had to do their best to combat the pandemic. I want to express my deepest thanks to them and promote the image of Vietnam’s land and people to the world,” Long said.
|Musician Do Hong Quan, Chairman of the Vietnam Musicians' Association awarded musician Tuan Phuong and poet Le Tu Minh for the song “Vietnam-my homeland” (Photo: VOV)
After the competition was launched in early February, the organizing board received 888 songs, some of them were written and sent from expats in Vietnam and overseas Vietnamese from around the world.
Musician Do Hong Quan, Chairman of the Vietnam Musicians' Association and head the contest’s organizing board, said many songs about Vietnam are written in modern style with a positive and optimistic spirit.
“Apart from the traditional style, some young contestants employed technological advancements in their works. Information technology helps popularize their songs effectively,” said Quan.
All the songs from the “Hat len Vietnam - Let’s sing Vietnam” songwriting contest will be broadcast on the Voice of Vietnam.