On the night of May 21, the 19th Beihang Graduate Singing Competition, with the theme of “Singing in Rhythm”, was held at Chenxing Concert Hall to celebrate the 70th anniversary of China. Over 800 teachers, students as well as relatives and friends of the participants attended the event.
With the countdown ringing three times, the final of the competition officially opened. The top ten singers of the competition brought the chorus “I Love You, China” (Wo Ai Ni Zhong Guo) jointly, which led the atmosphere into the first climax. Immersed in the beautiful singing, the audience waved glow sticks affectionately, showing their love for the great motherland and determination to fight for the country’s prosperity.
In the first round, the ten participants engaged in the one-on-one battle based on the drawing result before the competition, among whom Xia Tian, Zheng Ke, Zhou Qiang and Zhao Guanbo got a direct promotion to the next round. Only one of the other five singers was able to enter the next round according to the choice of 50 public judges, and Liu Yuzhang, with the highest tally, advanced to the next round.
In the second round, the six singers was divided into three groups. After the fierce competition between the two members in the same group, Ai Li, Xia Tian and Zheng Ke were able to contend for the first, second and third places.
In the last round, the three singers showed their highest level of singing. The professional judges decided that Zheng Ke from the School of Economics and Management won the first place, Ai Li from the School of Transportation Science and Engineering the second, and Xia Tian from the School of Economics and Management the third.
In addition, the competition set up four individual awards — “Highest Online Popularity Award”, “Best Interaction Award”, “Best Atmosphere Award” and “Best Stage Performance Award”. Zhou Qiangdu from the School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation got the first three, and Ai Li won the last one.
The three-hour competition ended up with the song “A Night to Remember” (Nan Wang Jin Xiao) in the audience's prolonged applause.
Reported by Chen Yicong and Long Yuyang
Photographed by Dai Lu, Zhang Xinyue and Zhu Junxian
Edited by Jia Aiping
Reviewed by Song Xiaodong
Translated by Zhao Yue