Top Ten Singers is a contest, organized by the WKU (Wenzhou Kean University) Music Club, that provides a platform for students to show their wonderful singing abilities and express themselves.
The Top Ten Singers competition is divided into two parts — preliminary contest and final round. Singers advance in the competition without music and assistance from other singers. The preliminary contest was held on Monday, October 17, 2016, and the final round took place on Sunday, October 23, 2016.
The singers this year had excellent talent. They sang songs from various genres, such as pop music, jazz, ballads, Chinese style songs and so on. After the preliminary round, 16 singers were chosen to take part in the final competition.
The final round had wonderful performances, beginning with passionate songs performed by Rumble, the WKU band. As the competition began, the contestants all set themselves free through singing, and the audience felt at ease as they listened to the music. Both singers and the audience enjoyed the music from each contestant.
At the end of the competition, the top ten contestants were announced. Wang Yichen, a freshman, was named winner as a result of her wonderful performance. Yichen sung “Miss You on 365 Days”, which was highly praised by the judges and audience.
There were many other impressive performances that night. Emotional choruses and performances by graduating seniors and previous Top Ten winners added to the night's atmosphere. There was no doubt that it was a feast for ears!
Although this year's Top Ten Singers contest is over, the passion the music gave still remains. Being victorious is not the purpose of this competition. It is the powerful music, which brings the campus together, that makes it an unforgettable night.