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Berjaya TeenStar Challenge 2019 Grand Final

Back for the fourth consecutive year, the Berjaya TeenStar Challenge 2019 Grand Finals held on 18 August 2019 at Damansara Performing Arts Centre were an awesome showcase of talents and skills by 147 finalists competing for the top 3 spots in the Solo Singing, Modern Dancing and Cultural Dancing categories. Six (6) special awards were also presented to recognize the Best in Dancing (Cultural and Modern), Creativity, TeenStar of the Year (Male and Female) and the Best Choreographer (Teacher). This year, Team Starbucks emerged as the champion team with the highest combined total score from all its team members. The panel of judges included Mohd Yunus Ismail, Pengiran Khairul Qayyum, Suhaili Micheline, Becky Lee, Juliza Adzlizan, Tria Aziz, Amy Wang and Sarah Ismail as well as Deputy Director, Unit Bakat Seni, Division of Arts & Co-curriculum, Ministry of Education Malaysia, Nor Hapipah Hj. Md Shah.

The competition organised by Berjaya Youth offered prizes worth more than RM50,000 sponsored by the key partners Cosway, Starbucks, Kenny Rogers ROASTERS and Berjaya University College as well as the supporting partners Berjaya Hotels and Resorts and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. The venue sponsors were Damansara Performing Arts Centre and Taylor's International School, Puchong.

Launched in January 2019, BTSC 2019 reached out to over 200 secondary schools in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Johor and Penang with more than 12,000 students engaged through roadshows and briefing sessions held from January to April 2019. Nearly 1,000 young teenage hopefuls turned up for the zone auditions held in the respective states between April and May 2019. The finalists, selected from more than 300 shortlisted participants from the preliminaries held on 6 and 7 July 2019, were split into four teams, representing Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Company (Team Starbucks), Kenny Rogers Roasters (Team KRR), Cosway (M) Sdn Bhd (Team Cosway) and Berjaya University College (Team Berjaya UC).

BCorp Founder and Executive Chairman, Tan Sri Dato' Sri Vincent Tan (centre) posing for a photo with the Champion Team, Team Starbucks, for amassing the highest total combined score from all its team members

Senior Manager Legal And Corporate Affairs of Cosway (M) Sdn Bhd, Khairulanuar Mohd Ghani (centre) posing for a photo with the solo singing award winners.
Champion : Nur Evelyn Eleanor Binti Adrian Gan (SMK Bukit Bandaraya, KL)
1st runner-up: Rachel Ting Vay Syuen (Taylor's International School, Puchong)
2nd runner-up: Hakim Nazmie Bin Shamsuddin (ASWARA)

Marketing Manager – Loyalty & Partnership Kenny Rogers ROASTERS Malaysia Ms Kennie Thong (third from left) posing for a photo with the Modern Dancing Winners.
Champion: Hensem Bois (Sri Emas International School, Selangor)
1st runner-up: ODD Muse (ODD Dance School, Johor)
2nd runner-up: FG Juniors (SMK Convent Bukit Nanas)

Founder and Executive Chairman Berjaya Corporation Berhad, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Vincent Tan (forth from left) and Deputy General Manager of Group Corporate Communications Berjaya Corporation Berhad, Shirley Quah (third from left) with the winners of the cultural dancing category.
Champion: Semuja Dance Theatre (SMK Undang Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan)
1st runner-up: ABCD (SMK Raja Mahadi, Klang)
2nd runner-up: J&Y (SMJK Phor Tay, Penang)
Best Creativity Award: Semuja Dance Theatre (SMK Undang Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan)
Best Choreographer Award: Cikgu Amirul Izwan, Dance Teacher for Semuja Dance Theater

Best Dancer Award (Modern Dancing) – Jayden from Hensem Bois

Best Dancer Award (Cultural Dancing) – Jess Kong from J&Y

Berjaya TeenStar of the Year (Female) – Jess Kong from J&Y

Berjaya TeenStar of the Year (Male) – Jayden from Hensem Bois