Where grandmas shows their passion

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Where grandmas shows their passion

The second season of “Tieng hat mai xanh” (The Evergreen Singing), a singing contest held for middle-aged and elder music lovers, enters its first final round tonight in Ho Chi Minh.

Tieng hat mai xanh 75-year-old contestant Nguyen Thi Ngoc Thanh (R) from Ho Chi Minh Photo: Tuoitre

Nine contestants aged 37 – 75 will compete in the first romantic pop category in a live broadcast program on Ho Chi Minh Television, the organizer of the show.

75-year-old Nguyen Thi Ngoc Thanh from Ho Chi Minh, who is the oldest finalist, said she signed up for the interesting show to remind herself that she was still healthy and energetic, and because everyone in her big family (Thanh has ten children) has loved music since they were young.

“It runs in the family. I used to perform a lot on local radio stations and joined other singing activities and practiced playing instruments. I can dance many routines from the tango to the chacha,” the proud grandmother said with a smile.

Overjoyed that she made it to the final, Thanh said the competition was also a chance for her to make friends with people her age who also have a passion for music.

Dozing off in the corner of the hall, 53-year-old Tran Thi Kim Thoa, who took a bus from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh for the night, said she was tired from the ride but more than happy to be part of the meaningful show.

“Tieng hat mai xanh’s” first final, which will be broadcast live from 8:30pm on March 23 will be followed by a patriotic song night on March 30 and a freestyle night on April 6.

The show concludes on April 20 at Hoa Binh Theatre, 240-242 3/2 Street, District 10, HCMC.

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