OKAY, I’m still recovering from the weekend of gigs such as K-Pop power quartet 2NE1′s surprise do at Clarke Quay; David Foster’s less raucous, but no less entertaining, do with his friends at the Star Theatre; and having all the stars of Chinese pop shine at the 12th GCMA. That’s Global Chinese Music Awards, for those who don’t know yet. And for those who wanted to know who won what at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, here’s the low-down.
Continue reading ‘The late post: GCMA (part 2)’
A couple of months ago, while watching CNA’s AMLive programme, Chow Chee Yong and Eeshaun, who were taking part in the National Arts Council’s Noise programme, were getting grilled by the hosts. And the question posed was: What does it take to get local talent recognised and valued here?
And I do mean music talent, and yes, pop music. The hosts also posed two more questions: “Are homegrown artistes at a a disadvantage because of their local branding?” and “why can’t radio play more local music?” Continue reading ‘What does it take…?’
From emotional thank-yous to rockin’ performances, here’s what happened at the Singapore Hit Awards 2011. (All photos from Layna Lee for Y.E.S. 93.3FM and my dinky camera.)
7.15pm. The show is not scheduled to start for another 15 minutes but we’re hanging out backstage like the Poparazzaic I am, trying to ambush any star that walks by for a photo opp. In the end, Yoga Lin, Jesseca Liu and Olivia Ong are kind enough to let me accost them in their dressing room. Continue reading ‘Recap: Singapore Hit Awards 2011′
Those of you holding out from buying tickets to the Singapore Hit Awards because you want to know if your fave star is turning up – well, you need not wait any longer. MediaCorp Y.E.S. 93.3FM yesterday released the following local and regional artiste names gracing SHA 2011:
Sky Wu, Stefanie Sun, Yoga Lin, Yen-J, Olivia Ong, Derrick Hoh, Magic Power MP, Della, Yu Heng, Hu Xia, Serene Koong, Tay Ke Wei, The Freshman, Bevlyn Khoo, Shawn Tok, Lee Si Song, Lee Wei Song, Liang Wen Fu, Xiao Han.
SHA 2011 happens Nov 12, 7:30pm at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Tickets priced at S$138, S$88 and S$21 on sale now at all SISTIC outlets. Full-time students will be entitled to a 15 percent discount when they buy S$138 and S$88 tickets.
Here are some things you may or may not know about the Singapore Hit Awards (SHA) this year.
This year’s SHA, organised by MediaCorp radio’s YES 93.3FM station, will be held on Nov 12, 2011, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Attending the spectacular is none other than Grace Fu, who – as you also already know – is our Senior Minister of State in two ministries, the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, and the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.
What’s more important though – yes, really – is that the theme of this year’s SHA is Music Is Life. In line with this theme, YES 93.3FM has launched a Music Is Life radio special, and Channel U will launch the Music Is Life special. The program will invite musicians to talk about music’s vitality.
Oh, and this is the 17th SHA.
And now, here are the nominees for this year’s SHA and who I think ought to win (marked with an X). You can drop a comment and tell me your thoughts on who you think should win too…
Continue reading ‘Singapore Hit Awards – Music Is Life’