SINGAPORE: Jazz crooner Joanna Dong has a opportunity to make history as the first Singaporean singer to gain the Sing! China talent display.
Soon after a few grueling elimination rounds, she has produced it to the ultimate of the well known singing opposition by Zhejiang Tv.
Past October, Nathan Hartono was a trailblazer for Singapore singers when he arrived in second in the display. Will Dong furthermore make it into the ultimate two – or do even far better?
She is up towards four other contenders in the finals, to be broadcast live from the Beijing ‘Bird’s Nest’ Nationwide Stadium on Sunday (Oct 8) night time. They are the last five standing from four groups of performers, led by superstar coaches Jay Chou, Liu Huan, Na Ying and Eason Chan.
Dong is from Taiwanese Mandopop celebrity Chou’s team. Hong Kong star Eason Chan’s team won an earlier battle among the groups and is fielding two singers – Xiao Kaiye, 26, and Ye Xiaoyue, 26, both of those from Guangdong.
Tibetan Zhaxipingcuo, 30, is the winning singer from Chinese pop pioneer Liu Huan’s team, though Doris Guo Qin from Hunan represents Na Ying’s team. Guo is the youngest contestant at seventeen.
Every single of them will sing a duet with their coaches and carry out a solo. The two singers who get the most votes from the viewers will then duke it out in a ultimate round.
Whilst planning for the ultimate, mentor Chou invited her to his concert in Taiwan and even called her up on phase for a spontaneous duet.
Dong, who is a musical theatre veteran, has impressed with jazzy display tunes in the operate up to the ultimate. For the show’s blind audition, she pepped up Luo Da You’s Enjoy Tune 1990 with a touch of jazz and a mouth trumpet functionality.
She went retro in the round-robin battles among the groups with Grace Chang’s I Want You to Be My Newborn.
In the next round towards her have team customers, Dong sang Real Enjoy Tune in a duet with Taiwanese star Harlem Yu and for her solo, a mash-up of Journey’s Open Arms and Chinese basic Lover’s Tears.
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