2015 Voice of CHIME

This is the second year CHIME hosted Voice of CHIME event. This year’s competition was extremely intense. We had 25 contestants from Greater Seattle area. There were two rounds of competitions. First round on Oct 25th and final round on Nov 1st.

Frist round each contestants performed one song. Top 10 contestants who had the highest score from our judges will get advanced to the final round.

We also invited audience to vote for their favorite singer. Two contestants were advanced to the final round. In total 12 contestants participated in the final round competition. They are Xuanran Hu,Weiming Zhang, Manling Zhang,Shuyuan Tang,Junjie Ni,Ke Peng,Ruoxin Shen,Yifan Chen,Wei Wu, Angela Cheng, Tianjiao Dong and Hong Chang.

During the final round, contestants were split into four groups, 3 contestants in each group. First round, each person perform one song. Two contestants were eliminated and one will get advanced. During this round, Manling zhang, Weiming Zhang, Yifan Chen and Xuanran Hu were the strongest singer in each group and they were advanced to the next round.

Second round is PK format, meaning two singers will compete in the group and whoever won will get advanced. During this round, Manling went against Weiming and Yi fan went against Xuanran. Not only judges could score the contestants, audience also had a chance to vote for their favorite singer. Our judge Rosa also performed Shanghai Tan, Zhang Qi performed Tian Lu and Shi Hong performed Where is winter. During this round, Weiming and Xuanran won and they moved to next round to compete for first place and second place. Manling and Yifan moved to compete for third place.

Final round finally began. During the competition for third place, Yifan won the third place.  Weiming brought us a song called “ Where did time go” and Xuanran brought us a song called “Ride the white horse”. Both performed amazing. After judge score and audient vote, the First place was Xuanran and the second place was Weiming

Here we want to congratulate Yifan, Weiming and Xuanran wining the Third, Second and First place of Voice of CHIME. We would also like to thank our all of our contestants; our judges: Rosa Leung, Qi Zhang, Hong Shi and Xiao Long; Our audio master: Mark Bath; Our MC: Annie Wu and Min Qi and each of the CHIME board member who volunteer their time to organize this event. Voice of CHIME will not be so successful without all and each of your help!

决赛视频地址: https://www.youtube.com/chimeboard

继两周前的三国杀大赛之后,我们期待已久的第二届微软华协之声K歌大赛也终于圆满收官。这次的大赛一共分成了两场,初赛举行于10月25日,决赛则在11月1日上演。
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今年的初赛我们一共有25位选手在现场一展歌喉。每位选手只有一首歌的演唱机会,但有两条路线决定他们能否晋级,一是感动导师,评分进入前十。而另一条就是感动现场观众,争取另外两个名额。最终胡煊然,张伟明,Manling Zhang,汤树源,倪俊杰,彭可,沈若昕,Yifan Chen,吴炜,Angela Cheng,董天娇,Hong Chang成功晋级

初赛过后,12名选手通过评委打分及观众票选晋级本次的决赛。为了增加比赛的精彩程度,筹委会也是精心设计了决赛的赛制,并且在现场贴心提供了披萨及水果点心供所有观众享用。决赛尚未开始,现场已是座无虚席。
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值得一提的是为了能有最好的发挥,当天下午各位选手就纷纷很早前来彩排试音。我们的调音师Mark(马千里)也根据每位选手不同的风格分别定制不同的专业调音设置,以提供他们最大的表现空间。

比赛开始前,我们的主持人Annie以及Qi Min 给大家介绍了本次比赛的评委阵容并讲解了规则。
VoiceOfCHIME3 小组赛的赛制异常残酷,每人一首歌的时间,且每组仅有一个晋级席位。4位种子选手各自阵守一组,其余选手则必须击败本组种子才能进入下一轮。
VoiceOfCHIME4 面临着严峻的比赛规则,各位选手唯有使尽浑身解数,令观众大饱耳福。四位评委Rosa Leung老师, 张琦老师,晓龙老师及施红老师也辛勤地为选手做出点评和打分。我们的老师们实力雄厚。 Rosa师从名师许佩,梁老师在香港无线电视台主办的声宝之夜演唱比赛中曾获得过冠军,并于1982年取得了香港十大杰出青年奖项。张琦是近十年来活跃在大西雅图地区大小舞台上的知名歌手,具有丰富的演唱和表演的经验。施红从2011年起加入华夏合唱团,多年来一直在华夏年度演唱会和各种社区演出中担任独唱角色。张晓龙是2010级CHIMER,曾在微软华协担任理事。四年前加入CHIME Band担任贝斯手,多次在微软春晚和其他大型晚会上演出。
VoiceOfCHIME5 选手的表演非常精彩,吴炜激情演唱的灌篮高手主题曲调动了全场的情绪,带我们穿越时空回到当初的热血年代; Angela Cheng 以深情唱腔带来的柯以敏版《爱我》也感动了大片观众。
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VoiceOfCHIME7一番龙争虎斗过后,四强产生。他们分别是张漫菱,张伟明,陈奕帆及胡煊然。

四进二的PK赛,上半区由张漫菱对阵张伟明。张漫菱从初赛以来一直秉持清新细腻的风格,小组赛时一首王菲的《旋木》赢得评委青睐。这一轮,她带来的是小时代的主题曲《时间煮雨》。
VoiceOfCHIME8而她的对手实力唱将张伟明在上届华协之声夺得亚军,这次强势回归。张伟明在小组赛依靠《残酷月光》力压两位竞争者脱颖而出。而这一轮,他给大家诠释了当下红极一时的民谣《斑马斑马》。
VoiceOfCHIME9 两位的歌声风格各异,而去留将不只由评委们决定,还有相当一部分取决于现场观众的投票。
VoiceOfCHIME10 在计算分数的过程中,Rosa老师为现场观众带来了一首经典老歌《上海滩》,浪奔~浪流~现场气氛到了又一个高度。

下半区的比赛由陈奕帆对阵胡煊然。陈奕帆的歌唱技巧以气息见长,轻时若微风拂晓,厉时如惊涛拍岸;而从初赛开始就呼声甚高的胡煊然则十分具有大将风范,凭借专业级的音准,韵律及技巧以稳定的曲风过关斩将。

陈奕帆演唱的是自己剪辑伴奏的《剪爱》。
VoiceOfCHIME11演唱途中,伴奏忽而有变,赫然出现的是Maria Carey的《Hero》中经典副歌。原来我们才女陈奕帆为了本次比赛精心设计了这首《剪爱》与《Hero》穿插的曲目,并且在演唱过程中衔接得严丝合缝,令人折服。

但接下来应战的胡煊然却不慌不忙,一首《没那么简单》在她的演绎下似乎毫不吃力。这首萧煌奇谱曲,黄小琥原唱的歌曲以音域跨度大见称,甚至不少选秀节目的歌手都在此吃过亏。胡煊然精彩的演唱给现场观众带来了极高的视听享受。

这一轮计算分数的过程中,观众们也有幸现场欣赏到了评委张琦老师的一首《天路》。那清脆极具爆发力的高音似乎给现场镀上了一层具有魔力的光辉。

激烈的打分结果出炉,争夺冠亚军的人选是去年的亚军张伟明与今年的人气选手胡煊然!

率先打响的季军战中,张漫菱的《遗失的美好》不敌陈奕帆演唱的容祖儿版《这么近那么远》,错失前三。

做为最终的决战铺垫,评委施红老师则带来了一首《冬天来了》。这首歌紧绷的旋律以及步步积累张力的歌词将现场的紧张气氛推到了顶峰。

最终战开始!张伟明这次带来的是耳熟能详的《时间都去哪了》。这首歌他不但发挥出了一贯的个人风格,关键处还有了自己的改编,最难能可贵的是他情感的表达听得人热泪盈眶。他还将全程的演唱通过电话现场传递给了自己的妈妈,更是唱出了游子的心声。
VoiceOfCHIME12胡煊然带来的是徐佳莹的《身骑白马》,这首基于台湾歌仔戏的歌曲在胡的演唱下极有原汁原味的感觉。这首歌的演出没有特别的炫技或花哨的技巧,有的就只是行云流水般细腻完美的音乐体验。
VoiceOfCHIME13 在评委打分以及激烈紧张的观众投票环节过后,第二届微软华协之声的冠亚季军终于产生!他们是:冠军胡煊然(左四),亚军张伟明(左三),季军陈奕帆(左二)。
VoiceOfCHIME14 简短的颁奖仪式过后,第二届的华协之声就告一段落了。我们感谢所有参与我们的选手,感谢支持我们的评委老师,感谢我们的调音师,以及我们的主持人。我们的成功离不开诸位朋友们的帮助与支持。也希望大家继续关注支持微软华协今后的活动。

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