#1: "Góc Tối/Dark Corner" performed by the writer Nguyễn Hải Phong

#1: "Góc Tối/Dark Corner" performed by the writer Nguyễn Hải Phong

The 5th Annual Bài Hát Việt is a musical program put on by Cat Tien Sa Company and aired on VTV with the purpose of finding new talented song writers.  There are several awards given at the end of the 7 months’ search (May-December).  These awards include Song of the Year, Outstanding Song in Each Musical Genre, Best Composer, Song Voted for by Audience, Favorite Singer, and the Special Award of the Artistic Council.

Le Cat Trong Ly (winner of song of the year 08) performing Chenh Venh

There is also a live show at the end of each month where songs submitted will be performed by artists chosen by organizers and subjected to voting by the audience and a council to round out the finalists for the show in January 2010.  This year is unique because other Asian artists will be invited to sing VietNamese songs (translated in English) in four separate gala nights, one for each genre.

Nguyễn Duy Hùng, author of "12h" who topped the chart until last week

Nguyễn Duy Hùng, author of "12h" who topped the chart until last week

The result for the first month, May, has been finalized as follows:

  1. Góc tối/Dark Corner – Nguyễn Hải Phong
  2. 12h/Noon – Nguyễn Duy Hùng
  3. Lời ru Âu Lạc/Au Lac’s Lullaby – Nguyễn Minh Sơn
  4. Cánh buồm đỏ và em/Red Sail and You – Trịnh Minh Hiền
  5. Mặt trời màu đen/ Black Sun – Anh Tuấn MTV
  6. Chiếc áo cho em/Shirt for You – Lưu Thiên Hương
  7. Bài ca sao/Star Song – Tăng Nhật Tuệ
  8. Sáng/Morning – Hồ Minh Phúc
  9. Sáng chủ nhật/Sunday Morning – Trương Nam Phong
  10. Vỗ về giấc mơ/Caressing Dreams – Đỗ Đình Phúc

Even though “12h” dominated the chart until mid May, in the end “Goc Toi” ended up surpassing it.  Notice Tang Nhat Tue‘s song “Bai Ca Sao” also made the list.  Tang Nhat Tue who heads Tang Media, had also once  made it into VietChannel before.  Here are the performances of the top three songs:

1. Góc tối – Nguyễn Hải Phong

Performed by Nguyễn Hải Phong

2. 12h – Nguyễn Duy Hùng

Performed by Hà Anh Tuấn

3. Lời ru Âu Lạc Nguyễn Minh Sơn

Performed by group Cỏ Lá/Grass & Leaves

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