Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Meet the winners of NYP Jam! 2012

As the winners of NYP Jam! sat in the 987FM studios, a surreal feeling began to settle in. Less than a week after winning their respective categories,  NYP champions Jereld Ang and Brendon Chua from The Fa├žade and secondary school champion Tan Hui Min were about to be interviewed by Mediacorp Personality, Divian Nair.  They also had the opportunity to share their talents with 987FM’s listeners.

Tan Hui Min
Divian Nair with Hui Min at the 987FM studio.

“Divian is hot!” the 14-year old Hui Min gushed, “he’s very handsome!”


For this this petite vocal powerhouse from Teck Whye Secondary School, NYP Jam! was her first singing competition and public performance.

She stunned the audience and the judges with her rendition of Adele's "Someone like you".
Hui Min performing at NYP Jam! She blew the crowd away with her amazing vocals.

Taking part in NYP Jam! was an unforgettable experience for Hui Min.  “I felt good but I was very surprised. It was my first time performing in front of strangers and I thought the other competitors were better,” she said, “when they called my name, I didn’t know what to do!”

Hui Min felt that the NYP campus made their experience more memorable. “The campus is very big and nice,” said Hui Min who visited NYP for the first time for the competition. “I definitely want to apply to NYP when I finish my ‘O’ levels.”

Winning this competition was particularly satisfying as she wanted her parents to support her singing.  She had been too shy to invite her friends or family to see her performance at NYP Jam!

“I hope my friends and family like my singing,” said Hui Min, refering to the vocal sample she recorded  for 987FM.


Check out Hui Min's interview below!


The Facade (Jereld Ang and Brendon Chua)
Shan and Rozz introduce The Facade at NYP Jam!.

When asked about meeting 987FM’s DJs, the 19-year old Brendon, a 2nd year student from the School of Business Management, could not contain his admiration for Rosalyn Lee. “Rozz is hot,” he said enthusiastically.
The Facade with Divian Nair

But meeting the DJs was only one highlight in their journey.  For this duo, winning NYP Jam! was certainly exciting, as it had been the duo’s third public performance and their biggest.

“We didn’t expect to win,” said 18-year old Jereld, a 2nd year student from the School of Design , “our impression was that the other contestants were all very good.”

The duo performed "The Man Who Can't be Moved" by The Scipt and they recorded a sample  of the song during their interview with Divian.

Winning this competition has given this duo a deep sense of affirmation.  Jereld said that NYP Jam! was a “test to see if we have anything worth sharing”.

These two SoundCard members (NYP's version of a Glee Club) credited their performance to NYP’s vibrant arts scene. “NYP is well-known for having one of the most exciting dance and music scenes amongst all the polytechnics,” Brendon said. “We wouldn’t be able to pursue music this way if we were anywhere else,” he said.


Check out The Facade's interview below!


For more photos of NYP Jam! click here.

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