Sunday, November 05, 2006

Jade Singers Celebrate TVB Anniversary: Review

2 nights ago was the Jade Singers Celebrate TVB Anniversary 《翡翠歌星賀台慶》show. Watched it already myself, and I thought it was great! Way better than what happen last year (if you’ve seen it last year’s too).

The opening of the show had all the singers lined up and separated: guys in red to the left, and girls in white on the right. For the guys side, there's Andy Lau (co-Captain), Hacken Lee (co-Captain), Andy Hui, Eason Chan, Leo Ku, Jordan Chan, Hins Cheung in the front row. And for the females, there's Kelly Chen (co-Captain), Joey Yung (co-Captain), Miriam Yeung, Denise Ho, Twins, and Jade Kwan in the front.

Funny how at most TVB shows, Sir Run Run (Uncle 6) comes out with the year’s MHK winner and does the light opening ceremony first. TVB ditched that part. Instead, they had Lui Fong and Carol Cheng exchange vows. No, not wedding vows, but vows that they’ll respectively support their own team and for that night only, ditch all personal relationships between the 2. hehe...what a great way to kick off the show! I highly recommend watching that part! Very cute and funny. Andy Lau even teased more of the couple by singing his song: "你是我的女人" as a gift to Carol Cheng on the behalf of Lui Fong. Title meaning: You are my woman! =D

Not too sure why TVB prefers to start off the show with the singers' rendition of "Princess Flower" (帝女花). The costumes are really pretty but something as slow as Chinese opera to start the first performance. hmm...personal opinion, that's not a rating grabber, TVB. Everything else was great though; something different.

Lots of dances were performed, too. And I love all of them. Very beautifully coordinated and a great choice of songs to go with them. Kelly Chen took part in a major dancing segment with her and Jordan Chan, so was in majority of the spotlight. Sad to say she was a bit stiff when dancing. Maybe conservative is much more like it. A personal observation by me. Bernice performed a hip-hop belly dance with Yumiko Cheng and other singers. Surprise surprise (not really) Bernice was in the middle, the leader, and the best of the group. Nothing much to criticize.

The Andy Lau and Leon Lai segment was not as great as I anticipated. Secretive, yes. Nice to see 2 of the 4 Heavenly Kings, yes. But not what I would choice as the climax of the show. I still enjoyed it. Old songs sung. Btw, Leon still looks very cute after all these years. Very dreamy. ;-)

This year's "Jade Singers Celebrate TVB Anniversary" 《翡翠歌星賀台慶》was great in many aspects, compared to last year. But one thing lacking is the number of singers present and participating at the show. The count said that there was over 100 artists present. Ehh...really! Didn't seem like it! Very obvious that Gold Label only sent out a couple of their artists (Miriam, Leo, and Justin) and the rest were absent: Alex Fong, Stephy Tang, Kary Ng, Edmond Leung, Ronald Cheng, etc. Same goes with the other companies. What's going on? hmm... interesting... but it's good a show. I would recommend it for others to watch. =)


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