Let's take a look back into NTSA. The year? 1982. So, kick back, relax and watch some of HK's finest TV history. Thanks to the uploader of this video
If you haven't seen this, I do really encourage you to because not only did Hong Kong gain find a superstar to shine through the 80's but you'll totally understand why I've said that contestants who didn't even win were much better than those who did win in the more, uh, recent competitions. It was all about song choice, presentation and more importantly, talent.
The judging panel was also much stronger. The fact that there was a good mix of singers, composers, songwriters and singer-songwriters really shows balance. They even had Shinji Tanimura, famous for doing enka music (particularly well-known for his piece "Subaru" (星/Star), which was also covered by songbird Teresa Teng), perform and act as judge.
Well, anyway, enjoy!