SINGAPORE: Jazz crooner Joanna Dong has a probability to make historical past as the very first Singaporean singer to win the Sing! China expertise present.
Soon after a few grueling elimination rounds, she has made it to the closing of the preferred singing competitors by Zhejiang Tv.
Very last October, Nathan Hartono was a trailblazer for Singapore singers when he arrived in 2nd in the present. Will Dong likewise make it into the closing two – or do even superior?
She is up in opposition to 4 other contenders in the finals, to be broadcast are living from the Beijing ‘Bird’s Nest’ National Stadium on Sunday (Oct eight) night. They are the very last 5 standing from 4 teams of performers, led by celeb coaches Jay Chou, Liu Huan, Na Ying and Eason Chan.
Dong is from Taiwanese Mandopop superstar Chou’s team. Hong Kong star Eason Chan’s team gained an earlier battle involving the teams and is fielding two singers – Xiao Kaiye, 26, and Ye Xiaoyue, 26, both of those from Guangdong.
Tibetan Zhaxipingcuo, thirty, is the winning singer from Chinese pop pioneer Liu Huan’s team, whilst Doris Guo Qin from Hunan signifies Na Ying’s team. Guo is the youngest contestant at 17.
Every of them will sing a duet with their coaches and perform a solo. The two singers who get the most votes from the audience will then duke it out in a closing round.
Although getting ready for the closing, coach Chou invited her to his live performance in Taiwan and even known as her up on stage for a spontaneous duet.
Dong, who is a musical theatre veteran, has amazed with jazzy present tunes in the operate up to the closing. For the show’s blind audition, she pepped up Luo Da You’s Really like Tune 1990 with a contact of jazz and a mouth trumpet overall performance.
She went retro in the round-robin battles involving the teams with Grace Chang’s I Want You to Be My Infant.
In the up coming round in opposition to her possess team customers, Dong sang Legitimate Really like Tune in a duet with Taiwanese star Harlem Yu and for her solo, a mash-up of Journey’s Open up Arms and Chinese basic Lover’s Tears.