Monday, January 31, 2011

Jackson Chua Wins Malaysia Gatsby Styling Dance Contest

Chua Jack Son (Jackson Chua), 22 was adjudged the champion at the Gatsby Styling Dance Contest 2010/2011 Malaysia Finals held on January 14 at the main entrance of Berjaya Times Square in Kuala Lumpur. A record number of participants took part in this competition which was incepted in 2008. Twenty five contestants were selected from the preliminary rounds and their dance videos uploaded to Gatsby's website. Based on an online voting system, eleven finalists were chosen to battle it out in the Malaysian finals.

Jackson (pic), who impressed the judges with his creative choreography; won a trophy, RM2000 cash and an all-expense paid trip to Tokyo, Japan to compete in the Grand Finals to be held on February 19. The first runner-up was Lim Kuan Hui (Twister Burger) who walked away with a trophy and RM1000 cash whilst second runner-up Chung Han Yiew (Ah Zai) took home a trophy and RM500 cash. The judges at the finals were Karisma Kantaro of XYON, Fellest Yan of Royal Phantom Crew and Bojae of Floor Fever.

Last year, at the Gatsby Styling Dance Contest 2009/2010 Grand Finals held in Tokyo on February 27, Alex Lim (aka Popping Rex) of Malaysia did the country proud by emerging as the champion. Alex beat contestants from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore to clinch the Greatest Gatsby Award, a cash prize of 300,000 Yen (RM11,400) and a dance exchange tour to any two of the participating countries. Let us all rout for Jackson and hope he will be able to emulate Alex's success.

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