NEA Eco Music Challenge 2012 Grand Finals!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The National Environmental Agency (NEA) Eco Music Challenge 2012, a national songwriting competition, was organised this year with the Grand Finals held on 25 August 2012 at The Cathay foyer!

All the contestants and judges of NEA Eco Music 2012!!

Competitors were from all ages and walks of life, and this year there was even a special Schools Category, to encourage younger Singaporeans to be more creative when going Green.

Intune Music School's director, Mr. Peng Chi Sheng, was honoured to be one of the mentors for this competition, as well as one of the judges for the Grand Finals for this year's competition! He judged alongside music luminaries like Clement Chow, Jack Ho (of popular performing duo Jack and Rai), Jack Lim, as well as a representative from NEA.

Intune Music School director Peng Chi Sheng with folded hands

The 5 judges, seriously watching...

The winner of Eco Music Challenge 2012 was Shaun Jansen - The World Needs Help, and the winning song will also be the Theme Song for Clean & Green Singapore 2013! The 1st Runner-Up was: Timothy Thomas and Hiroshi Kondo - Gonna Make It Right. And, the 2nd Runner-Up was: Chloe Chia and Evan Low - Yours And Mine.

The beautiful trophies...

The winners of this year's Eco Music 2012!!

For the Schools Category, the winner was Gao Xilinnayi for 'This Is Our Paradise', and Yang Xinyi for 'Us, Everyone'. Yang Xinyi is also a Hwa Chong Institution student, and he performed with our student Leon Chua, as well as budding talents Kimberly and Kelly.

Intune Music student, Leon Chua performing at the Grand Finals

Yang Xin Yi's runner-up song, 'Us, Everyone'!

Yang Xin Yi (left most), performing with (from left) Kelly, Leon and Kimberly

There were also special guest performers for this year's event, including local jazz singer and friend of Intune Music School, Ms. Elaine Lam. Our very own vocal instructor Zuo En was also present to sing for one of our regular songwriters, Jason Guan, for his finalist entry.

The beautiful Elaine Lam! (centre)

Jessica Irawan, one of Intune's friends, with 'Tell Our Story'

Jason Guan receiving his Consolation Prize

 Zuo En, Intune's vocal instructor, chatting with the emcees

Emcees stumped? ;-p

Overall, the event was a great success and everyone had lots of fun, especially the finalists, performers and the judges! The audience certainly enjoyed themselves, and we all look forward to the next instalment of the Eco Music Challenge by NEA, hopefully next year! ;-p

Aaron Lin Weiqiang
Intune Music School
~ Where Interest Becomes Inspiration!