On Thursday 31 October, Beijing City International School held BCIS Idol a concert event and a talent competition, to choose the best young singers and dancers at BCIS. The hopefuls performed individually and in groups in front of a packed theater of family and friends, as well as a panel of judges. Unlike other Idol formats, there was no audience voting so the judges had complete control over the contestant’s fate. This year the Idol awards were based on the adjudication of Richard Todd (Secondary school Visual Arts teacher), Sarah Dapueto (Elementary school Visual Arts teacher) and John Wood (Brass teacher and professional tuba player).
The event featured nine separate dance acts and ten musical acts who performed before an enthusiastic audience of BCIS students, staff and parents.
In total 32 students participated in the competition, performing pieces they selected themselves. Acts included solo vocal items, instrumental and vocal duets, solo piano works, contemporary dance items, group dance items, rock bands, hip hop dance and a drum kit solo.
On the night existing BCIS bands, Eyesage and Wasabi battled it out against a number of up and coming bands, and BCIS Idol 2011 winner Donghee Kim (Grade 12, voice) and BCIS Idol 2012 runner up Jessica Duhon (Grade 9, dance) also performed.
Congratulations from everyone at beijingkids to the 2013 winners:
Halim Park (Grade 10) from South Korea – Music
Jessica Duhon (Grade 9) from the US – Dance
Celine Lim (Grade 10) from Singapore & Alison Li (Grade 10) from Canada – Music
Yun Xiao (Grade 9) from China
Photos courtesy of BCIS