Following episode 9’s less than ideal results for Zhang Jie and Julia Peng, both singers will have to bring their best in the final stages of Singer 2017 in order to make the cut. Episode 10 is also the last round that a singer will be eliminated. The last 2 episodes of the season are “Revival Round” and “Grand Finals”.
Here’s a break down of the contestants’ performances in Singer 2017 episode 10 of the competition (in order of appearance):
1. Terry Lin 林志炫 – 裂心 + Heavens Knows
Terry Lin has been very liberal with his song selection in this season. From the very classic 卷珠帘 to the jazzy “Feeling Good”, Terry has been unpredictable in his selection so far. In this round, he goes back to basics, choosing a ballad from Wang Leehom “裂心”. Without being over the top and without challenging arrangement, Terry sang a simple, straightforward and touching rendition of the song. He did however, add a verse from “Heaven Knows” to give the song a different variation.
2. Sandy Lam 林忆莲 – 柿子
柿子 is a song that was released 20 years ago by Sandy Lam. The song is a message about global warming and environmental destruction. A song that meant a lot to Sandy, she gave the song an entirely new arrangement, showing the audience her versatility and range. Her attempt to break out from her being labelled as a “ballad diva” is definitely a huge success on Singer 2017. It was a master class performance that even fellow contestant Li Jian gave her full points for nailing such a difficult song.
3. Dimash 迪玛希 – 难忘的一天
Even though Dimash took a lot of flame recently from netizens about his Mandarin diction, vocal range show-off and lack of emotions, the young and talented singer won’t let the feedback affect him. In the final elimination round, Dimash went with everything he’s got, vocal range, Mandarin lyrics and even whistle voice in an emotionally charged performance. Bravo Dimash!
4. Li Jian 李健 – 红豆曲 + 一生所爱
When Li Jian sings, he has a certain purpose and intent, making him seems very focus at his delivery. Even though his style is not flashy or outstanding, he makes a difficult song seems effortless, scaling from note to note with such poise and ease. The round he gave a very consistent performance once again and gave a very moving rendition of 红豆曲 even though he was down with a slight flu.
5. Zhang Jie 张杰 – 自己
Zhang Jie is in danger of being eliminated this round after coming in last the last episode. But not anymore after he delivered everything he’s got in Singer 2017 episode 10 with a jaw-dropping rendition of 自己. We felt that he has grown more confident in this competition and it has helped him become a better performer. In this round, he pushed his limits and showcased his amazing vocal range, one not known to many, and it was electrifying.
6. Lion 狮子合唱团 – 最后的请求
Lion as a band is definitely getting better. This round, the band shows that they can be a formidable force when they get their act together. Lion got off to a slow start before really nailing it midway into the song. Overall, they did everything well. From vocals and instruments to overall arrangement and showmanship, Lion is currently in good form.
7. Julia Peng 彭佳慧 – 想你想疯了
Julia Peng’s performance was what listeners would expect from a vocal powerhouse like her. Even though she did an ok job, but when placed against the rest of the performances today, she did not stand out. Similarly to first performance in the last round, we felt that she sounded old school and was a little pretentious emotionally.
Here’s the final ranking for Singer 2017 – Episode 10:
Rank 1: Sandy Lam 林忆莲 – 柿子
Rank 2: Zhang Jie 张杰 – 自己
Rank 3: Dimash 迪玛希 – 难忘的一天
Rank 4: Li Jian 李健 – 红豆曲 + 一生所爱
Rank 5: 狮子合唱团 – 最后的请求
Rank 6: Julia Peng 彭佳慧 – 想你想疯了 (Eliminated)
Rank 7: Terry Lin 林志炫 – 裂心 + Heaven Knows
Singer 2017 – Episode 9: Liang Bo 梁博 (Eliminated)
Singer 2017 – Episode 8: Zhang Bicheng 张碧晨 (Eliminated)
Singer 2017 – Episode 7: No elimination
Singer 2017 – Episode 6: Justin Lo 侧田 (Eliminated)
Singer 2017 – Episode 5: Zhao Lei 赵雷 (Eliminated)
Singer 2017 – Episode 4: Teresa 杜丽莎 (Eliminated)
Singer 2017 – Episode 3: Ray Tia 袁娅维 (Eliminated)
Singer 2017 – Episode 2: Michael Wong 光良 (Eliminated)
Singer 2017 – Episode 1: Performance and results