One of the contestants from Giong Ca Vang 2011, Bich Thao is going to news media claiming that the show was unfair to her as well as other contestants. In the video interview below she said the show was biased and gave special treatments toward contestants Nguyen Hoang Anh Thu (1st place winner), Thuong Linh and Lindsey Do Tien Dung (3rd place winner). Bich Thao said that Thuong Linh, Anh Thu and Tien Dung have connections. Lindsey Do Tien Dung for example is a TV host at SBTN. Anh Thu is Viet Dung's "student." On the show Thuong Linh was able to sing live with the band while others sang karaoke style. Bich Thao complained that she was not in the finals even though she has good reviews from judges as well as a good voice since she studied in musical school in Vietnam. On the other hand, contestant Lindsey Do Tien Dung was chosen for the finals. Bich Thao said Lindsey's voice was weak and did not deserve to be in the finals over her. In additional to the complaints about biases, she talked about the $100 fee to enter the contest and that money was not refunded to the contestants if they win or not. "It would nice if an email was sent to those who were not chosen so that they would know," she said. Instead those who didn't make it wait and wait not knowing. Bich Thao had to spend money out of her pocket to buy Asia's karaoke DVDs for her performance because singers were forced to sing from pre-recorded music instead of with a live band. Lastly, when she had asked Dang The Luan to speak with the producers to help edit a song for her, the answer was no. So she had to put more out from her pocket to fix a song that Asia could have easily done. Overall, she commented that Dang The Luan was not nice about the whole situation. Bich Thao is not happy with the show as well as the results and believes her voice is better than those who had won. The reason she's speaking to media sources is because she was threaten to keep her mouth shut by Anh Thu's boyfriend Phong. Phong said that Bich Thao no needs to apply for Thuy Nga because she won't make it because Phong works there. Watch the videos, including those of the contestants she claims to not sing well; let me know what you think. Does she have a case or is she just bitter?
For more video interview with Bich Thao and contestant Dan Kim, visit PhoBolsaTV on Youtube and scroll down on their video list.
Bich Thao's interview with Pho Bolsa TV
THUONG LINH'S PERFORMANCE
TIEN DUNG'S PERFORMANCE
ANH THU'S PERFORMANCE
BICH THAO'S PERFORMANCE