25 March 2012
Team from NUS does a clean sweep in Finale to emerge Overall Champions of Kanal 2012!
It was a song and dance variety challenge in the Finale episode. Each team had to send representatives for 3 rounds - Solo Song performance, Duet song performance and Group Dance performance. The representatives were no professionals in the field of song and dance - they were mere amateurs despite receiving 1 week of intensive coaching from two 'professional' Vasantham mentors. But they stole the show on Sunday at the MediaCorp TV Theatre with their gritty performances, so much so that audiences were mesmerized with some of the performers' professional renditions. In the end, the team from NUS clean swept the competition by winning all 3 challenges in the finale and in the process, pipped Singapore Polytechnic to the overall championship, $ 10,000 cash money and a scholarship on behalf of a needy student from their institution.
Kanal Challenge 2012 sees students compete for more than the glory of their institutions. Over the course of the past 12 weeks, participants from ITE College West (ITE CW), Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), National University of Singapore (NUS), Republic Polytechnic (RP) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP) compete in a variety of unconventional challenges. Participants prepared for meals on floating platforms and fought off 'terrorists' in rescue missions. Some confront their deepest fears during Fear Factor challenges while others were given a glimpse of what life means to a visually impaired person.
Kanal aims at discovering the potential of our aspiring youths through awareness and self-discovery. No one member of the team remains the weakest link as challenges evolve.