Singer 2017 – Semi Finals: Singers push their limits to impress audience

singer 2017 semi finals - Dimash

After battling for 11 episodes, singers on the popular reality show, Singer 2017, enter the semi-finals round. To win the final Champion title on season 5 of Singer 2017, singers have to perform 2 rounds – a solo round and a duet round in the Grand Finals. In the Grand Finals, singers get to invite a guest singer to join them on their performance. The aggregate scores from both rounds will be used to determine the grand champion of Singer 2017.

Here’s the song list of the contestants in Singer 2017 semi-finals (in order of appearance):

1. Zhang Jie 张杰 – 我的王国 + We Will Rock You

2. Li Jian 李健 – 一往情深的恋人

3. Julia Peng 彭佳慧 – I Wanna Dance With Somebody

4. Ray Tia 袁娅维 – 爱是怀疑

5. Zhang Bicheng 张碧晨 – 不散,不见

6. Sandy Lam 林忆莲 – Leslie Fever

7. Teresa Carpio 杜丽莎 – 假如

8. Lion 狮子合唱团 – Forever Love

9. Dimash 迪玛希 – Confessa

10. Terry Lin 林志炫 – Somebody To Love

singer 2017 semi finals - Sandy Lam
Sandy Lam
singer 2017 semi finals - Zhang bicheng
Zhang Bicheng
singer 2017 semi finals - Lion

Zhang Jie gave an impressive opening with an edgy version of 我的王国 by pop idol 李宇春. Showcasing his versatility in style, vocal range and showmanship, he brought house down by fusing Queen’s We Will Rock You into the track as well. Then there’s the Whitney Houston possessed Julia Peng with a big afro and 90s disco outfit. Although she covered the song well, she just didn’t connect and those awkward dance moves certainly aren’t helping. In stark contrast to Julia was her idol Sandy Lam. Dancing throughout her Leslie Cheung medley, she looked so confident and exude a sense of sophistication with her suit.

Lion’s cover of the ballad by Wang Leehom “Forever Love” in our opinion didn’t do the song justice. The fusing of the rock band with piano, brass band and Jam’s vocals simply didn’t click, unlike the solid band that performed with Ray Tia. Just when you thought the band got their act together, they fell apart once again.

Check out our coverage of the entire season here:

Singer 2017 – Episode 11 (Breakout Round)
Singer 2017 – Episode 10
Singer 2017 – Episode 9
Singer 2017 – Episode 8
Singer 2017 – Episode 7
Singer 2017 – Episode 6
Singer 2017 – Episode 5
Singer 2017 – Episode 4
Singer 2017 – Episode 3
Singer 2017 – Episode 2
Singer 2017 – Episode 1

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