Student Amritha Devaraj one of the winners in national xinyao competition

Crescent Girls' School student Amritha Devaraj, 16, emerged champion of the singing (solo) category at the National Schools Xinyao Singing and Songwriting competition.
Crescent Girls' School student Amritha Devaraj, 16, emerged champion of the singing (solo) category at the National Schools Xinyao Singing and Songwriting competition.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - Crescent Girls' School student Amritha Devaraj has been an avid fan of xinyao singer-songwriter Jimmy Ye for years, so when her Higher Chinese teacher encouraged her to sign up with friends for a national xinyao competition last year, she seized the opportunity.

Amritha, now 16, performed at the National Schools Xinyao Singing and Songwriting Competition this year - this time on her own - and emerged champion of the singing (solo) category.

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