Wednesday, February 6, 2013

[2013.02.07] ALAN TAM BREAKS THE BAN AND SINGS ON TVB


Carol Cheng's numerous flubs upset Eric Tsang
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George Lam's mix gets Alan Tam so exciting that he grabs a microphone to perform despite a ban
Veronica Yip's singing has Alan Tam under her spell
Veronica Yip's daughter also shows her support
G.E.M calls elder Carol Cheng friendly 
Kate Tsui easily steals the spotlight
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TVB taped its Lunar New Year program two nights ago at Tseung Kwan O Television City, Liza Wong Ming Chuen, Carol Cheng Yui Ling and Eric Tsang Chi Wai were the hosts. Alan Tam Wing Lun, Veronica Yip Yuk Hing, George Lam Chi Cheung, Joey Yung Cho Yi, Vivian Chow Wai Man, G.E.M., Kate Tsui Tsz Shan, Joyce Cheng Yun Yi and Nat Chan Pak Cheung performed. A singer under the Universal label, Alan originally should not be able to perform on TVB due to the four major record label and TVB's royalty dispute. Yet when Ah Lam performed a mix and sang Alan's hit LOVE TRAP, Alan's singing bug acted up as he screamed, "Who cared!" He grabbed a microphone and sang, temporarily tossing aside the four major record label's issue.

Alan along with his Lunar New Year film I LOVE HONG KONG 2013 (2013 NGOR OI HK GUNG HEI FAT CHOI)'s Hing Hing, Chi Wai, Ah Lek, Tsui Tsz Shan, Cheng Yun Yi performed a comedy skit. Hing Hing performed her hit and remained as sharp as ever. She danced around Alan and won the applause of the audience. When Alan helped Hing Hing like a gentleman, Chi Wai pulled away his chair. Alan joked, "Do you want me to trip? Be careful, you still have a lawsuit." When the actors made Lunar New Year greetings to the audience, Tsui Tsz Shan wished for everyone to "find a sucker". Ah Lek joked, "You are looking everywhere!" Actually Tsz Shan wanted to wish for everyone to find matching husband or wife.

The entire program taping was less than smooth. Aside from the one hour delay to the start, the scene was chaotic. Host Do Do read the Year of the Snake as the Year of the Dragon, "taped broadcast" as "live broadcast". When Chi Wai explained the prize giving game, he omitted that only Hong Kong viewers could participate. He made Wang Ming Chuen have several bad takes, even Chi Wai himself was a little frustrated. The elegantly dressed Do Do had red lipstick on her teeth. Joey caught it and reminded her. Do Do actually publicly rubbed her teeth with her finger.

Hing Hing in her interview mentioned that she has been away from the stage for 17 years. She was nervous before hand and was afraid of forgetting her lyrics, she made up for it with lip syncing; her daughter daydreamed when she watched her performance for the first time. Normally she did not like to sing or perform so she had little luck with this circle. Hing Hing yesterday returned to the U.S. with her daughter. Before leaving Chi Wai still invited her back to make a television series. Hing Hing said, "When I go back I would chat with my husband, then reply to Chi Wai on the Lunar 7th or 8th. The chance is slim."

Another 45 year old like Hing Hing, Chow Wai Man recently became the State Council assigned popular singer representative. During the Lunar New Year she will head to France for an exchange but her husband Joe Ngai Chun would not tag along. They do not have the habit to celebrate Valentine's Day, as they valued wedding anniversary and when they met more. She said, "January 5 will be our 4th wedding anniversary, we will celebrate with dinner and small gifts. I would already feel very warm and grateful."

Jenny Tseng (Yun Nei) called G.E.M. impolite. Now when she saw elder Do Do she would greet her at every turn and take photos. She said, "Sister Do has been very friendly at every turn, we don't have any gap and chat very happily." She admitted that she has never been impolite and did not understand why she and Yun Nei would have the misunderstanding. She looked forward to breaking the ice. "The Year of The Snake will be a new beginning. I hope for good results this year. I have already designed how to greet her when we will meet."

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