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Published: Monday March 31, 2014 MYT 6:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday March 31, 2014 MYT 7:06:20 AM

AirAsia X Takeover Challenge: Shout out to the winners

It's magic...self-taught magician Patrick Chan trying to mesmerise the public. - Photo from AirAsia X

It's magic...self-taught magician Patrick Chan trying to mesmerise the public. - Photo from AirAsia X

Two talented individuals performed their way to the finals of the second AirAsia X Takeover Challenge.

MUSIC and magic was in the air – or rather the YouTube page of the AirAsia X (AAX) Takeover Challenge. Out of numerous “X-citing” video entries, six were shortlisted for voting online and the top two videos with the highest votes and judges' scores combined were picked to participate in this second challenge.

Two contestants with the highest vote won an all-expense paid trip that included organised tours of Adelaide’s attractions and entry to experience the famous Adelaide Fringe Festival.

The top two were singer-songwrier Kendrick Koh and self-taught magician Patrick Chan also known as Magic Kaizer. The second challenge in Adelaide saw two of the performers compete head to head with the challenge of busking for 30 minutes in the heart of the city centre and festival at Rundle Mall.

Killing me softly with his song....or raking in some money is Kendrick Koh. - Photo from AirAsia X
Killing me softly with his song ... or raking in some money is Kendrick Koh. – Photo from AirAsia X

The performer who collected the most money in 30 minutes was named winner of the challenge. Magic won the day with Chan collecting A$70 (RM212) more than Koh.

The grand prize for this winner was an exhilarating ride on the Harley Davidson trike bike by Barossa Unique Tours which provides a unique way to explore the famous Barossa Valley. We should all be so lucky.

Taken for a ride...and the winner Patrick Chan gets taken for his Harley ride. - Photo from AirAsia X
Taken for a ride ... and the winner Patrick Chan gets taken for his Harley ride. – Photo from AirAsia X

“Adelaide is a peaceful place that is full of colour. The streets are perfect for walking. Public transport is very professional and efficient. I will definitely will visit Adelaide again”, said Chan.

Koh the passionate musician who was overjoyed to be chosen to sing and play his guitar for this challenge thought the contest was pretty cool as the challenges were really fun besides being a good way to promote Adelaide.

“It definitely appeals to the young like myself! I like how Adelaide is a relatively a busy city yet a nice place to relax as well. The atmosphere gets better at night with the Fringe festival and when buskers entertain the crowd. It is good to see the community coming out and just having fun. I would not mind going back to Adelaide even though I have seen quite a lot on my trip already,” he added.

AirAsia X and South Australian Tourism Commission hosted the second challenge.

To watch the second challenge online, viewers can log on to www.youtube.com/aaxtakeover. The AAX Takeover contest will be running the third and final round for the public to experience South Australia with the launch of the next challenge on April 6.

Tags / Keywords: Travel, Lifestyle, AirAsia X, Adelaide, AirAsia X Adelaide Takeover Challenge, South Australian Tourism Commission, busk, Adelaide Fringe Festival

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