The Hong Kong Student Association is hosting its seventh annual Singing Contest in the MultiCultural Center Theater this Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Fourteen contestants will be performing Mandarin, Cantonese and English pop songs karaoke-style for a chance to advance to the final round of competition, where the winner of a $200 grand prize will be chosen by a panel of judges. The contest, which will also feature a guest performance by dance group FLK, has traditionally drawn participants from many of UCSB’s Asian student organizations such as the Chinese Student Association and the Taiwanese American Students Association.
Eugene Lam, the current president of HKSA, said that the Singing Contest is the year’s most anticipated event among Chinese students.
“Last year we had nearly 100 people in attendance, and this year a full house is expected,” Lam said. “This is going to be the biggest Singing Contest in the history of HKSA at UCSB.”
In addition to Lam’s hopeful predictions, this year’s SingCon will also feature a very special contestant — one who incidentally is also the author of this article. That’s right, Artsweek’s very own Brandon Foo will be making his Chinese-language singing debut at this year’s event, and needless to say, all readers are encouraged to join in cheering him on to victory.
HKSA will be tabling outside of the Arbor from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and tomorrow, where presale tickets to the event will be available for $3. Tickets will also be available at the door for $5 on the night of the event.