The 14th New Talent Mid-Central USA Singing Contest was held at Furama Restaurant from May 22nd, 1995 to May 27th, 1995 where the new 14th New Talent Singing Contest champion was named and crowned. All of this was made possible by New World Entertainment and Star Entertainment with the help of Hong Kong Club and its members: Minnie Moy, Ronnie Kaan, Joseph Lau, Apple Yu, Alvan Leung, Ken Leon and Chris Huang and a special thanks to Eddie Lau, See Y. Wong and Ronnie Kaan for helping with the promotions of this special event.
We were honored to have special guests Ho Bo Sang and Kong Hai Man with us this year on the judge’s panel. We saw many talented young individuals and many stood out. Out of all the contestants, 10 finalists were named to go onto the final competition on the 27th. These 10 lucky finalists were, in no particular order: Feng Wei, Paul Chan, Chan Yu Mei, Danny Ho, Lee Sin Yueh, Judy Chen, Benny Ng, Tim De, Michael Chan and Jessica Chan.
As our judges and contestants enjoyed a few days away from the nerve-wracking competition, we come together again at Furama to find out who will be the new 14th New Talent Singing Contest Winner. Everyone was able to put on their best performance due to the adequate amount of rest they received but of the 10 finalists, here are a couple who stood out in the judges eyes. The finalist whom judges thought had the best vocals was Chan Yu Mei. The finalist that showed the best showmanship was Danny Ho. The finalist that had the best presentation was Feng Wei. Our judges saw one finalist with the best potential to be Judy Chen. The one who put on the best musical number was Paul Chan. The judges’ favorite singer of the night was Michael Chan. Congratulations to those who got special nominations before finding out our top three winners. Coming in at third place was Chan Yu Mei who judges thought had the best vocals. At second place is finalist Danny Ho with best showmanship and our number 1 winner of the night goes to Michael Chan whom all judges favored.
Congratulations again to all the finalists and winners. Though some went home with empty hands, they gained an experience and memories that last a life time and maybe even made some new friends.
The 14th New Talent Mid-Central USA Singing Contest was a success due to all the wonderful and talented contestants and our amazing staff. Now we would like to give a special thanks to our auditors: Chewan Mak and Lawrence Yip, Minnie Moy who was in charge of hair and image, our photographer Wesley Ng, security personnel Sammy Luk, guests Chein Hsiu Ju, Tony Kwan and Jennifer Guo, our judges: Andy Lai, Albert Chin, Xavier, Kong Hai Man, Ho Bo Sang, Michael Mui, and Ronnie Kaan, our lovely masters of ceremony David Wong and Lori Mui and last but not least our sponsors who made everything happen: Dynasty International, Furama Restaurant, Mark Yun from State Farm Insurance, GP Hair Studio, Three Happiness, BBQ King, Chiu Quon Bakery and Fortune Mortgage.
This was a long and tough journey for our contestants and judges, but the new talents that were discovered were worth the trial. Thank you to all those who came out to support this event and the contestants, we hope to see you all again next year with many more new talents.