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2007.1218

Sasithorn Somchai from Thailand Wins the Title of a Singing Contest

<p><font face="Arial">By Jocy Su<br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Sasithorn Somchai from Thailand was the highlighted songbird of the &ldquo;NTNU Stars, Master Diva&rdquo; (師大之星, 大師嗓英) contest at the auditorium on the main campus today, as she was the winner of the first prize, the Best State Manner and Miss Popular.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Somchai is currently studying Mandarin at the Mandarin Training Center.&nbsp; Whitney Houston&rsquo;s renowned hit &ldquo;Saving All My Love For You&rdquo; made her become the brightest star at the contest.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">The three-hour-and-half contest, joined by a total of 31 participants, was co-organized by the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English.&nbsp; Nina Lee (李佳穎), convener of the activity, said that her fellow staff have tried hard to promote the activity in return of more participants&rsquo; or students&rsquo; echoing.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;This annual activity is more like a tradition but we were hoping that more students would have a chance to express themselves through singing,&rdquo; Lee said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">To encourage more participants, Lee said, her fellow staff also established a website, where Internet surfers would log on and join the game of predicting winners of different prizes of the contest.&nbsp; In addition, they also recorded clips of comments and regards from participants&rsquo; friends and themselves and these clips were also shown prior to each performance by them during the contest.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial"></font>&nbsp;</p>