Camp Ka Champ 2014

Duo win Camp Ka Champ title
JAMIL-CampKaChamp-Contest-By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Oct 19, 2014

DUBAI: The 8th edition of the singing competition for the labour community in the country, Camp Ka Champ, has registered a new history as a duo from a local company won the title, thereby enabling their company to grab the title for the fifth time.
The finals of Camp Ka Champ were held in the Jiwin Complex in Sonapur, Dubai and witnessed a huge turnout of over 8,000 workers from Dubai and Sharjah, many of whom were brought by their companies to see the finals.
The winners were Kushal Sunar, a cleaning supervisor from Nepal, and Mohammed Shakeel Ali, a crane operator from India, who sang their way to the top spot in the final of Camp Ka Champ 2014 and took their company ETA to the top spot in the region’s biggest and only singing contest for the 5th time in the 8-year history of the contest, which is organised by Right Track Advertising.
The duo clinched the winner trophy after beating over 3,200 contestants who took part in the auditions, of whom just 160 made it to the quarter-finals and 6 to the final. They won money vouchers, home appliances, air tickets and mobile phones. The 1st runnerup position was won by the team from IFFCO (Qayamuddin and Hamza Patel) and the 2nd runnerup position went to Al Naboodah (Munsif Ali Mir and Mohd Zafar).
Western Union Camp ka Champ 2014 started in June and covered over 100 accommodations across the UAE. Nine sets of quarter-finals were conducted in Dubai during September leading up to the final. This year Right Track Advertising introduced several new initiatives in the contest and expanded participation to cover residents of 7 different nationalities, special talent segments for residents with skills in instrumental music, mimicry, dance and poetry.
For the first time, by popular demand, an English song competition segment – Camp ka Champ Unplugged –was also introduced.
Western Union, the title sponsor of “Western Union Camp Ka Champ” has been associated with the activity since its inception.
According to Marc Aubry, Western Union Vice President, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and CIS, “Western Union has been associated with ‘Camp Ka Champ’ since its inception in 2007 as a means to engage with our customers in the UAE. An event that is homegrown and showcases some of the hidden talents within the various communities across the emirates.”
Vinod Kumar, Director, Right Track Advertising, the contest organisers, said, “Western Union Camp Ka Champ is a platform that empowers and entertains the talented labour community in the UAE! The standard of entries we get improves each year as contestants get better and we expect that trend to continue. We are passionate about it and believe that this is one way of giving back to the people who build Dubai.”

~ by jamilkhan on October 19, 2014.

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