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Congratulations to Calum Stewart and his band Winnderful from Bayfield High School in Dunedin for winning the 2013 Who Loves Who Competition with their version of Pluto’s ‘Long White Cross’.

First place prize is a days recording at a top studio.

Our head judge Chris Caddick – Managing Director of RIANZ had this to say of the entries:

“As each year goes by the pool of fantastic songs composed by New Zealanders grows. “Who Loves Who” is a terrific idea, it’s wonderful to hear young Kiwi musicians interpret the songs of their peers and predecessors.

The big jump in the number of entries this year confirms the inspiration provided to aspiring musicians by our established stars. There was also a noticeable lift in the overall standard of performance, and it was difficult to choose just one winner. Sincere congratulations to Calum Stewart and his band Winnderful for a superb rendition of the Pluto classic “Long White Cross””

The judges also chose two recordings as Highly Recommended:

Junhyuk Lim and Friends from Lynfield College, Auckland  – ‘Dont Forget Your Roots’ originally by Six60
and Jaz Paterson of Geraldine studying with Te Kura Correspondence – ‘Girl In Stilletoes’ originally by Anna Mac.

Top Instrumental: Johnson Zhuang from Lynfield College, Auckland – ‘I Got You’ originally by Split Enz

Making up the Top Twenty Two who will be on the 2013 Who Loves Who Competition album are as follows. These people with have their recordings mastered by Chris Chetland of Kog Studios (in no particular order):

Junhyuk Lim and Friends from Lynfield College, Auckland  – ‘Dont Forget Your Roots’ (Six 60)
Jaz Paterson of Geraldine studying with Te Kura Correspondence ‘Girl In Stilletoes’  (Anna Mac)
Johnson Zhuang from Lynfield College, Auckland – ‘I Got You’ (Split Enz)
Ethan Law & Christopher Jackson from Auckland Grammar – ‘Wandering’ (@Peace)
Brodie Hana from Nayland College, Nelson – ‘Lost’ (Six60)
Caitlin Gladstone from Nayland College, Nelson – ‘Settle Down’ (Kimbra)
Ruby Walsh from Hauraki Plains College, Ngatea – ‘Withdraw’ (Kimbra)
Charlotte and Hannah from Bayfield High School, Dunedin – ‘Life In Sunshine’ (Jamie McDell)
Ngaio Richards from Nayland College, Nelson – ‘Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!’ (Mint Chicks)
Emily-Jayne Powell and Ruby Solly from Western Heights High School, Rotorua – ‘Love, Love, Love’ (Avalanche City)
Kokay & The Kool Kats from Lincoln High School, Christchurch – ‘Wandering Eye’ (Fat Freddy’s Drop)
Victoria Andrews & Friends from Papatoetoe High School, Auckland – ‘Two Way Street’ (Kimbra)
Rachel McLean-Dewes from Gisborne Girl’s High School – ‘Two Way Street’ (Kimbra)
The Overly Dramatic Whales from ACG Sunderland, Auckland – ‘Always On My Mind’ (Tiki Taane)
Hehad from  ACG Sunderland, Auckland – ‘Home Again’ (Shihad)
Savannah and Emma from Kaipara College, Auckland – ‘Dominion Road’ (Mutton Birds)
Hannah Horsfield from Kaipara College – ‘Royals’ (Lorde)
Little Rumours from Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland – ‘Shadowfeet’ (Brooke Fraser)
Michael Telford from Manurewa High School, Auckland – ‘Slice Of Heaven’ (Dave Dobbyn)
Michaela Clark from Manurewa High School, Auckland – ‘Sway’ (Bic Runga)
Campbell Mackenzie from Auckland Grammar School – ‘Sophie’ (Goodshirt) 

The 2013 Who Loves Who Competition is a chance for young New Zealanders to celebrate New Zealand music by recording their own interpretation of a New Zealand song.

This competition is open to all New Zealand secondary school students – so get your band, group, crew, ensemble, choir, combo, orchestra – any kind of musical collaboration together, or of course yourself as a solo act, learn and interpret a favourite New Zealand song with your own arrangement, and get recording. The song must have been recorded and commercially released in the past.

Music teachers – here is a chance to show your schools talent to the country.

The entries will be judged on originality and quality of performance, arrangement and recording. We are not looking for an emulation of the original recording artist but rather are searching for stars that shine with their own light. Think of all the advice that the judges of programmes like Idol and X Factor give contestants, and crank your own musical brilliance to ten. We want to rediscover the essence of your chosen song – through the filter of you or your groups talents.

Instrumental versions of a song will be eligible for entry. Instrumentals will have their own award category and at least one instrumental will make it onto the album.

The Top Twenty winning recordings will be mastered by Kog Studio and included on The Who Loves Who 2013 album which will be released  for downloading during NZ Music Month (May 2013).

The overall winner will receive one days studio time at a top New Zealand recording studio.


2012 Who Loves Who Competition Album:

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