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Taiwanese singer Terry Lin promises loads of surprises during his upcoming concert in Genting.
IT has been too long since Taiwanese singer Terry Lin Chih Hsuan last performed in Malaysia. Known for having one of the most beautiful voices in Taiwan, the 49- year- old from Keelung was last here to pro
mote his album in 2002.
However, his Malaysia an fans have been keeping up by watching his outstanding performances on Wo Shii Ge Shou, the very popular Chinese versionn of a Korean reality show titled I Am A Singe er. Lin emerged as the first runner- up in the e first season of the Chinese reality show in 2 2013. This was also the show that gave Malaysian singer Shila Amzah her b big break when she became second runner up in the second season of the show.
In a recent phone interview fro om Taipei, Lin hoped to spring a few surprises during his upcoming Terry Lin One Take World Tour Live In Genting. “Apart from songs from my One Take album ( 2010), I wi ill be singing in one take, within the spa ace of two hours, all the songs that I sang during the nine weeks of the I Am Singer competition. That is one of the reasons why we call it the One Take show,” he said, while hinting at surprises in term ms of musical arrangements.
This means that Mandopop lovers can expect fan favou urites like the Mandarin ver rsion of Eason Chan’s Exaggerated, Jay Chou’s Fad de Away, Chyi Chin’s Night After Night After Night After Night, Air Supply’s Making Love Out Of Nothing At All, Tsai Chin’s The Spirit Of Your Eyes, and Never Left ( the Chinese ver rsion of Celine Dion’s I Surrender).
Although he enjoyed his stint on the reality show, Lin says he is not likely to take part in other long- running series any time soon as he prefers to focus on preparations for his concert tour, which has already played in Shanghai and Beijing. “I may consider commercial shows that are interesting, but I hope to commit my full effort to the concert tour,” saidd the singer, who was also part of popular Mandopop duo Ukelele in the 90s.
Unlike other artistes who have to slim down for their shows, Lin has to embark on a weight gain programme.
“This time, I’m workin ng out and specifically targetting my weight problem. My exercise plan includes jogging and spending lots of time on the treadmill to boost my stamina so I can perform at my best throughout the show.
“The result has been extremely encouraging. I have actually put on 1kg already. I still need to work on it though. I’ve been told to put on more weight so I’ll look better in costumes.”
On the subject of guest performers, Lin says he prefers to lend is support to newcomers with potential to shine, so he has invited Malaysian singer Jess Lee ( winner of the seventh season of Taiwan’s One Million Star reality show) for the concert in Genting. “I will be singing a duet with her. She will also have a solo segment,” he said, adding that since Malays sia is a multiracial country, he is also consid dering inviting artistes who sing in othe- r languages.
Organised by Resort Wo orld Genting, The Terry Lin One Take Worl ld Tour Live In Genting will be held at th he Arena Of Stars, Resorts World Genting ono May 14 at 8.30pm. Tickets are price ed at RM168, Rm298, RM468, RM688, RM948.R For reservations, contact Resorts W World Genting ( rwgenting.com/ 03- 2718 8 1118).
Taiwanese singer Terry Lin was last in Malaysia in 2002.