Who Loves Who Competition 


The Who Loves Who Competition is a chance for year 9 to 13 students to celebrate New Zealand music by recording their own unique and evocative interpretation of a New Zealand song. 

This competition is Supported by a Music Grant from Recorded Music NZ. We are opening this competition early this year to allow more time for YOU to get into it, play with ideas and think outside the square…

The first place getter receives a day’s recording session at a professional studio of their choice. All finalists will get their tracks mastered by Kog Studio mastering wizard, Chris Chetland, to be released on a Who Loves Who Competition album.

Enter by Post (Downloadable PDF)2018 Online Entry FormDownload and Print

2018 Results

Play It Strange and Recorded Music NZ are proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Who Loves Who Competition.

The winner is:
Yedda Zhang (Baradene College; Auckland).

Her interpretation of Lorde’s ‘Royals’ was hugely imaginative. She recorded the track on her laptop.

2018 Results

2018 Finalists (19) - Alphabetical by song title: 

‘Always On My Mind’ by Tiki Tane
Antonia Brightwell & Emily Carr, Baradene College
‘Bravado’ by Lorde                   
Olivia Sutherland, Kamo High School
‘Computer Games’ by Mi-Sex                    
Danica Bryant, Napier Girls' High School
‘Fade Away’ by Che Fu                     
The Ramblers – Ben Hayward & Cameron Livingstone, Bayfield High
‘Green Light’ by Lorde                                 
Michaela Pointon, Tauhara College
‘How Bizarre’ by OMC                                 
Sonatane Kaufusi, Manurewa High School
‘I Lose Control’ by Flight X-7 (Jeff Clarkson)        
Matt Clarkson, Bayfield High School
‘I’ll Say Goodbye’ by The Dance Exponents        
Ashleigh Thompson, Taryn Wishart & Patrick Lusty, Kaipara College
‘Inside Out’ by Avalanche City
Cameron Halberg, Liston College
‘Kings And Queens’ by Brooke Fraser
Olivia Luxon, Diocesan School for Girls

2018 Results continued

‘If Only’ by Teeks
(Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi)Ella Dudley, St Mary’s College
‘Inside Out’ by Avalanche City‍
Cameron Halberg, Liston College‍
‘Kings And Queens’ by Brooke Fraser‍
Olivia Luxon, Diocesan School for Girls‍
‘Mother’s Eyes’ by Six60‍
Sam Cullen, Verdon College‍
‘Reel’ by Fazerdaze‍
Fiona 'Otai & Rosie Leishman, Diocesan School for Girls‍
‘Rust In My Car’ by Citizen Band‍
Rosie Smith, Kaipara College‍
‘Sober’ by Lorde‍
Seven Zen – Riley Popham, Mahurangi College‍
‘Tangaroa Whakamautai’ by Maisy Rika‍
Purehina Wilson-Herangi, Manurewa High School‍
‘Version Of Me’ by Kimbra‍
PJ and Hen - Genoveva Reverte Neal & Peter Jack McLean, Thames High School ‍
‘We Had Everything’ by Broods‍
Katelyn Reilly, Kaipara College‍
‘Whakamoemiti’ by Stan Walker‍
Evile Jireh Sisifo Laloata, Haeata Community Camp

Listen to the Who Loves Who 2017 album here