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New Talent Singing Awards (Tradeetional Cheenese: 新秀歌唱大賽) or NTSA for short, later re-organisit intae New Talent Singing Awards International Finals (Tradeetional Cheenese: 全球華人新秀歌唱大賽) or NTSA International Finals for short), an maist currently renamit TVB8 International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship (Tradeetional Cheenese: TVB8全球華人新秀歌唱大賽) is an annual singin competition organisit bi TVB that searches oot new sangsters tae enter the Asie muisic industrie.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Beginnins (1982-1992)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Held in Hong Kong anerlie, contestants are required tae compete throu multiple roonds tae display their vocal talent throu different genres o sangs an/or vocal challenges such as singin cappellas or in a different leid etc. The winner is guaranteed a recordin contract wi Capital Artists Recording Company.

Owerseas Addeetion (1993-1996)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Wi increased Hong Kong Chinese emigratit tae North Americae, TVB opened "Overseas Contestant" category tae attract contestants an held the contest in ceeties such as Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles an San Francisco.

Internaitional Affair (1997-2004)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Wi the emergence o several Australie, European an Asie ceeties like Melbourne, Lunnon, Amsterdam an Shanghai wantin tae be includit in the event, in 1997, TVB Hong Kong creatit the New Talent Singing Awards International Finals 全球華人新秀歌唱大賽. Insteid o haein ane "owerseas contestant" frae North Americae competin in the NTSA Finals (nou renamit the New Talent Singing Awards Hong Kong Regional Finals 全球華人新秀歌唱大賽香港區選拔賽 ), nou each pairticipatin kintra wad send regional representatives tae compete in the NTSA International Finals (hintle like an internaitional brawness pageant wad ). An aw, due tae the dounsizin o Capital Artist, Emperor Entertainment Group teuk ower organisin the contest wi TVB.

EEG & Mandarin Dominance (2005-present)[eedit | eedit soorce]

The internaitional feenals an the Hong Kong regional feenals chyngit their names an logos once again in 2005. Acause o the hivy influence o co-organizer Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG), the Hong Kong regional feenals is nou simply cried EEG Singing Contest 英皇新秀歌唱大賽, completely discardin the "New Talent" pairt o the Inglis title . As for the International Finals, syne TVB has decidit tae muive the contest tae its mandarin channel, TVB8, the internaitional feenals chyngit its name intae TVB8 International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship TVB8全球華人新秀歌唱大賽. Acause o the muive, thare haes been mony mair contestants representin different regions o Mainland Cheenae syne 2005. In 2006, spots for several "Internet Region Representatives" are devotit solely tae Mainland Cheenese contestants who does no live in a aurie whaur a NTSA Regional contest is held.

Stairtin in 2009, TVB haes stoppit organisin EEG Singing Contest an insteid haes its new reality-show style singin competition, The Voice 超級巨聲 select Hong Kong's representative for the International Finals. Acause the 2009 NTSA International Finals wis held durin the run o saison ane o The Voice, the show selectit the contestant wi the heichest average score thus far, Hong Kin Chan tae represent Hong Kong. Housomeivver, a day afore the International Finals he pulled oot due tae sickness, markin it the first time Hong Kong wis no representit in the history o the competition.

Cities hosted NTSA Regional Contests (past an/or present)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Past Winners an Notable Contestants[eedit | eedit soorce]

NTSA haes been the stairt o mony Asie celebrities the day. Some hae stayed in the muisic business an hae become bonafide singin sensations, while some hae become actors an even TV presenters. Belaw is a leet o winners as well as past contestants who hae made a contribution tae the entertainment business efter competin in NTSA.

Year Contestant Representing Region (1997 Onwards) Placement
1982 Anita Mui (梅艷芳) --- Winner
1982 Rita Carpio (韋綺姍) --- First Runner-Up
1983 David Lui (呂方) --- Winner
1983 Deric Wan (溫兆倫) --- Finalist
1984 Dicky Cheung (張衛健) --- Winner
1984 Gallen Lo (羅嘉良) --- Finalist
1985 Alex To (杜德偉) --- Winner
1985 William So (蘇永康) --- First Runner-Up
1985 Gina Lam (林楚麒) --- Second Runner-Up
1985 Grasshopper (草蜢) --- Finalist
1985 Eddie Ng (吳國敬) --- Finalist
1985 Elvina Kong (江欣燕) --- Finalist
1985 Hacken Lee (李克勤) --- Semi-Finalist
1985 Vivian Chow (周慧敏) --- Semi-Finalist
1985 Derek Kok (郭政鴻) --- Semi-Finalist
1986 Pui Ling Man (文佩玲) --- Winner
1986 Andy Hui (許志安) --- First Runner-Up
1986 Leon Lai (黎明) --- Second Runner-Up
1986 Shirley Kwan (關淑怡) --- Finalist
1987 Hui Hong Fong (方曉紅) --- Winner
1987 Canti Lau (劉錫明) --- First Runner-Up
1988 Patrick Tam (譚耀文) --- Winner
1988 Sammi Cheng (鄭秀文) --- Second Runner-Up
1989 Mei Kwan Tong (湯美君) --- Winner
1989 Edmond Leung (梁漢文) --- Finalist
1990 Chun Tung Tsui (徐鎮東) --- Winner
1991 Seasons Lee (李嘉強) --- Winner
1991 Karen Tong (湯寶如) --- Top 5 Finalist
1992 Stephanie Che (車婉婉) --- Winner
1993 Andrew Cheung (張崇基), Peter Cheung (張崇德) --- Winner
1993 Coco Lee (李玟) --- First Runner-Up
1994 Gabriel Harrison (海俊傑) --- Winner
1995 Eason Chan (陳奕迅) --- Winner
1995 Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅) --- First Runner-Up
1995 Joyce Tang (滕麗名) --- Finalist
1996 Denise Ho (何韻詩) --- Winner
1996 Cindy Au (歐倩怡) --- Second Runner-Up
1996 Patrick Tang (鄧健泓) Overseas Contestant (Calgary, Canadae) Finalist
1997 Wilfred Lau (劉浩龍) Hong Kong Winner
1998 Jacky Chu (祝釩剛) Vancouver, Canadae First Runner-Up
1999 Noella Choi (蔡瑋瑜) Toronto, Canadae Finalist
1999 Jade Kwan (關心妍) Vancouver, Canadae Best Potential Newcomer
1999 Emma Yiu Lunnon, Unitit Kinrick Finalist
2000 Kit Wan Liu (廖潔韻) New York Ceety, USA Winner
2001 Ling Xia Kuo (郭凌霞) Shanghai, China Winner
2002 BE4 Shanghai, China Winner
2002 Deep Ng (吳浩康) Hong Kong Second Runner-Up
2003 Nga Ming Tong (唐雅明) San Francisco, USA Winner
2003 William Chan (陳偉霆) Hong Kong Finalist
2004 Ming Li Wang (王明麗) Johor, Malaysie Winner
2004 Keith Wong (王琪) (王凱駿) Hong Kong Second Runner-Up
2004 Dennis Mak (麥子豪) Hong Kong Finalist of Hong Kong Regional Contest
2005 Wei Liu (劉維) Shanghai, Cheenae Winner
2005 Lorretta Chow (周美欣) Vancouver, Canadae Trendy Image Award
2005 Sherman Chung (鍾舒漫) Hong Kong Finalist
2005 Vincy Chan (陳家欣(泳兒)) Hong Kong First runner-up of Hong Kong Regional Contest
2006 Andrew Tan (陳世安) Penang, Malaysie Winner
2006 Ken Hung (洪卓立) Hong Kong First runner-up of Hong Kong Regional Contest
2006 Laiying Wang (王來穎) Rotterdam, Netherlands Best Stage Performance Award
2007 Hau Yian Or (柯皓燃) Zhejiang, Cheenae Winner
2008 Xu Pan (潘旭) Jilin, Cheenae Winner
2008 Celia Liang (梁曉珺) Sydney, Australie First runner-up
2009 Keat Yoke, Chen (曾洁钰) Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysie Winner
2009 Melissa Seow (蕭麗施) Melbourne, Australie First runner-up
2010 Hubert Wu (胡鴻鈞) Hong Kong Winner
2010 Peace Teo (張詒博) Johor, Malaysie First runner-up
2011 James Li (利健森) Brisbane, Australie Winner
2011 Rachel Chua (蔡艾珈) Singapore First runner-up
2011 Jerry Liu (廖仲謙) Hong Kong Seicont runner-up
2012 Sheldon Lo (羅孝勇) Hong Kong Winner
2012 YingLong Wang (王應龍) Sichuan Cheenae First runner-up
2012 Emily Hui (許家欣) Toronto, Canadae Seicont runner-up

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