A well-loved Vietnamese pop singer will represent her country at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards (2014 MTV EMA), which is set to wrap up in Scotland in November 2014, MTV Vietnam announced on Monday.
Ha won 246,289 votes on MTV Vietnam’s website, followed by two other Vietnamese pop singers Son Tung MTP and Dong Nhi.
The candidate list also included some other pop singers.
The voting went on from Tuesday last week to this Monday noon, September 15, but on Tuesday, Ha’s photo was seen on MTV Thailand’s Facebook as the Vietnamese representative.
The photo was removed shortly after that.
Representatives of MTV Asia claimed that the photo was a mix-up.
Rumor also has it that MTV Vietnam has fixed the voting result and chosen Ha as the winner.
Ho Tri Quyen, an MTV Vietnam representative, said that all MTV channels in Southeast Asia have the privilege to nominate a local singer to attend the first round of the Best Worldwide Act.
While working with MTV Asia, MTV Vietnam considered choosing Ha as the Vietnamese representative.
“However, given the success of My Tam at the 2013 MTV EMA, who was voted by fans as the Vietnamese candidate, we decided not to use our privilege and leave the choice to the fans,” Quyen added.
The final round of the 2014 MTV EMA will take place in Glasgow, Scotland on November 9.
Last year, famed pop singer My Tam became the first local artist to represent Vietnam at the 2013 MTV EMA’s Best Worldwide Act category in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Tam then won the Best Southeast Asia Act based on audience voting in the first round of the 2013 MTV EMA and went on to represent the Southeast Asian region in the second round.
MTV EMA is aired on more than 60 MTV channels in different countries, which are watched by over 700 million households the world over.