After many rounds of audition by 1,700 hopefuls, Singapore has finally picked its top three contestants to advance to the China leg of the China Super Vocal (中国好声音) singing competition.
The top 3 finalists that emerged from Singapore are Singapore Idol Olinda Cho, Campus Superstar Ng Chee Yang and Liu Jia Hui who is currently working as a graphic designer.
The final rounds of China Super Vocal in Singapore saw 12 finalists compete against each other at Hard Rock Hotel’s The Coliseum on 21 May. Five of the 12 were shortlisted. They included Bei Jia Er and Zhang Zhi Ling. The five then went on to sing a song selected by each of judges. Around 2,000 people attended the finals.
Due to a legal dispute over copyrights, season 5 of ‘The Voice of China’ will be branded as ‘China Super Vocal’ starting from the upcoming season 5. However, the Chinese title of the show will still remain as 中国好声音 ‘Zhong Guo Hao Sheng Ying’.
For her first song, Cho sang ‘Wanderer’s Love Song’ by China Blue and Wu Bai, followed by ‘I Waited Until the Flowers Wilted Away’ by Jacky Cheung.
Ng picked A-mei’s ‘Remember’ where she mastered the high notes well. Her second song was JJ lin’s ‘If Only’. The emotions in his voice was probably what won over the judges.
Our favourite was Liu’s rendition of ‘Exaggerated’ by Terry Lin. Lui’s second song was ‘Last Train’ by Hsiao Huang Chi, where her powerhouse voice wowed many.
Judge of the Singapore final round Lee Wei Song advised the finalists to “be themselves” when they go on to compete in China, adding, “there are a lot of people who can sing. It’s important to know what people like about their voices.”
China Super Vocal is slated to start airing in China this July. The judges for this year’s China Super Vocals are Na Ying (那英), Harlem Yu (庾澄庆), Wang Feng (汪峰) and Jay Chou (周杰倫). Now that the Singapore finalists are out, who will you be rooting for?