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Harmony in Los Angeles: The 5th CUAAASC Singing Competition Finale

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On Mother’s Day, a serene Sunday evening in Los Angeles, the Munson Recital Hall at Azusa Pacific University became a vibrant stage for the climactic finale of the 5th CUAAASC Singing Competition, “Just Sing It.” The event resonated deeply within both local and international communities.

The night belonged to the “Voices Unstoppable” team, mentored by Zhentao Li, who clinched the championship with undeniable flair. The “Prosperity” team, mentored by Sophia Li, emerged as strong challengers. Liza Russell, President of the Chinese University Alumni Association Alliance of Southern California (CUAAASC), proudly noted the competition’s expanded scope. “This year, our participants included second and third-generation CUAAASC members as well as Chinese international students,” she remarked. “We also invited six non-Chinese American industry representatives as judges to enhance cultural exchange and appreciation of Chinese music.”

The event, co-hosted by Angelas Vocal Art and supported by organizations including HTTV, was a testament to community spirit. Key sponsors such as the HUST Alumni Association and Thunder International Group, along with Lorde+Belle, US Ginseng Wholesale Corporation, YK Law LLP, and the Jiaotong University Alumni Association, played pivotal roles.

Saral Sun, Minister of CUAAASC Arts & Performance, emphasized the event’s intricate planning and community engagement. “This year, we enhanced audience interaction through QR code voting,” Sun explained. “Our 38-member Alumni Volunteer Team was instrumental in delivering a seamless and memorable experience.”

Twenty finalists showcased their talents. Zhenni Qiao from the Shandong University Alumni Association won the individual gold medal with her rendition of “Quando men vo” from “La Bohème,” scoring 966 points and receiving a $1,000 prize. Yi Long from the Shenzhen University Alumni Association and Anisa Shu from Nanjing University of the Arts both secured silver medals, each receiving $500. Bronze medals and $200 prizes were awarded to Vivian Wang from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology Alumni Association and other gifted vocalists.

As the evening concluded, the air was filled with accomplishment and anticipation. The competition not only fulfilled many singers’ dreams but also enriched cultural understanding. Looking ahead, these talented performers are poised to seize new opportunities and captivate even larger audiences.

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