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CNR Host Runner-Up Carter Ware

This past CNR Host Competition, we were given an opportunity to meet people of all ages, all ethnicities, and from all over the country. Of these participants, we met Carter Ware, our youngest competitor and one of the most talented, earning himself the Runner-Up of the CNR Host Competition 2016.
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I just turned 11 years old and I am in 5th grade at the International School of Denver.  I have been studying Mandarin for 7 years and I just got back from a two-week school trip to China where I got to visit Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and our sister school in Chongqing.  I like to ski and hike in the mountains of Colorado, play and watch ice hockey and American football, listen to pop music, practice ping-pong and hang out with my friends.
 
2. Why did you decide to participate in the CNR Host Competition?
My teacher suggested that I enter the CNR Host Competition because I have good fluency and pronunciation in Mandarin.  I have won our school’s speech every year for the past 5 years and I enjoy speaking in front of a crowd.  I really love speaking Mandarin!
 
3. How did the competition grow your interests?
I learned about lots of different jobs I could do with my Mandarin skills.  Maybe I could be on the radio or a TV presenter?  Now that I know my skills are as good as almost anyone’s, I think I could do it!
 
4. What are ways that you can use this experience for your future?
This experience helped me gain confidence about speaking in front of a large group of people and with lots of distractions around.  I was able to focus on my speech and speak clearly even though there were lots of people whispering in the crowd and even a carousel in front of me!
 
5. Would you do this competition or something like it again?
Yes, absolutely! I had a great time and I would love to show the world my Mandarin skills!
 
6. What do you like about the entertainment industry?
I love listening to pop music and the weekly countdown of the hits on the radio.  I like TV a little better than radio and game shows, cooking shows and comedies are my favorites!  My all-time favorite game show is Chinese Character Hero and maybe one day I can compete on it.  I would have to study really hard to win especially in the second round where I would go against a native Chinese speaker!
 
7. What are people in your classes thinking about your participation in this event?
They all congratulated me and were a little jealous of my prizes.  Some of my friends weren’t surprised because they know I study hard and I love to speak Mandarin.
 
8. What makes you interested in the Chinese culture? And how is it different from the American culture?
I like to learn and memorize things and there are thousands of Chinese characters to learn and only 26 letters in the English alphabet.  I think it is exciting because there is always something new for me to learn.  I like that China has very long history to learn about and American history is much shorter. 
 
I think China is different than America because everyone in China looks similar and in America there are lots of different kinds of people everywhere.  When I was in China, someone even tried to see if my hair was a wig because he had never seen red hair before!  Crazy!
Carter Ware

King of Mic 2015

WCETV and R&C Media Group, Inc. is teaming up with GDTV (Guang Dong Television) once again to host the King of Mic singing competition for this year! King of Mic is a entertainment program that revives Cantonese pop music culture.

This time around, we are inviting people of all ages and nationalities, who can speak Cantonese, Mandarin, or English. The competition will be divided into two divisions: English speaking and Cantonese speaking groups. The Cantonese speaking group has an opportunity to win a trip to Guangzhou to participate in GDTV’s King of Mic World Championship Finals. The English speaking group can win a $1,000 gift certificate for Sceptre electronic products.

《2015嘜王爭霸——全球歌唱大匯》美西賽區現開始接受報名

廣東廣播電視台今夏再次啟動2015王牌歌唱大賽《嘜王爭霸》,WCETV銀視網今年繼續攜手廣東國際美洲台主辦《嘜王爭霸》美西賽區。本屆

《嘜王爭霸》重啟海選,為草根打造挑戰明星的機會。廣東總賽區除了繼續邀請粵港知名歌手,更是有意網羅近年來中國各大選秀節目的優勝選手同台競技。現在,你將可以成為接過獎盃的王者!本屆《嘜王爭霸》美西賽區除了粵語組,還將特設沒有任何語言和年齡限制的國際組,旨在推動華語歌壇的進一步發展、充分發掘選手潛力、重金打造歌影視全面發展的未來巨星。

爲了幫助更多的華語音樂愛好者實現音樂夢想,2015嘜王爭霸共設立包括廣東、廣西、海南、港澳及海外等在內的5個賽區,其中美西賽區由廣東電視美洲臺與WCETV銀視網聯合主辦。WCETV銀視網擁有強勁的制作團隊,開辦以來,始終以創新的服務理念、優秀的製作水準、豐富的舉辦活動經驗、及時的信息反饋得到業內外的廣泛好評。在過去的10多年間,WCETV銀視網更與美國本土及中、港、臺的電視頻道、廣播電臺以及內容提供商都建立了良好的合作關係,所舉辦的各項活動也得到他們與廣告商家和觀衆們的大力支持。即日起,美西賽區全力徵集有才華、有創意、有熱情的音樂愛好者報名參賽。本次大賽設粵語組和國際組,只要你年滿18周歲,并選用粵語或英文歌曲參賽,就可以加入到美西賽區粵語組的選拔活動當中,優勝選手除了豐厚的獎品,還將獲得往返廣東參加全球總決賽,與來自各地的歌唱高手一決高下;國際組則不設任何限制,只要你熱愛唱歌,無論任何年齡任何語言,都可以參加到我們的活動中來,在嘜王的舞臺上盡情展示自己。各組冠軍都將獲得$1000的現金禮券,亞軍和季軍都將分別獲得$500和$300的現金禮券獎勵。

美西賽區決賽定於2015年8月15日在R&C Studio舉行。報名表格請至http://rc-media.com 下載,或致電626-912-3388索取。有你撐場,粵唱越響。2015全球粵語歌唱大匯等你來參加!

To enter into this contest, you must fill out the application form and send us a sample audition tape of you singing an English or Mandarin/Cantonese song. There will also be $20 application fee. Click the following for the King of Mic 2015 Rules and Application Form. Once filled out, please e-mail to contest@mail.wcetv.com or fax to (626)912-5604: 2015 KOM Rules(eng) &  2015 KOM Application form.

Application & Audition Tape Due Date: August 09, 2015. Please e-mail both application and audition tape to contest@mail.wcetv.com.

The competition date will be August 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. located at R&C Studios in City of Industry, California.

For sponsoring opportunities, tickets, applications, and for more information, please contact us at contest@mail.wcetv.com.

Don’t forget to join our event page: King of Mic Facebook Event.

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