SINGAPORE, 19 NOVEMBER 2008 — Winsome threesome The JAS performed for a large crowd for the first time Wednesday night of Asia Conference. Singing an acoustic version of the Jackson’s 5 ‘I Want You Back’, the girls (Joyce, Angie and Sandra – hence “The JAS”) won the hearts of the 20,000-strong crowd. City News caught up with them for a quick tete-a-tete.
If you came to an interview with The JAS expecting a trio of divas, you’d be more than surprised. Petite in frame, the girls Joyce Tan, Angie Tan and Sandra Foo hold “normal” jobs as a sales executive, journalism student, and stylist respectively.
ShowTime was the very first competition for these girls.
Angie Tan reveals: “We did not participate in ShowTime on our own initiative. Someone believed in us and time and again, created platforms for us and encouraged us to seize opportunities to perform. Little did we know when we submitted our names that we would come this far!”
The girls only practiced a week before their ShowTime audition.
Speaking to them however, it’s not hard to understand why they’ve risen to the top as one of eight of more than 100 contestants in ShowTime. All three have an evident passion for music, and complement each other beautifully
|PHOTOS: Daniel Poh|
Angie Tan says, ”We each contributed in terms of what we do best — Joyce plays the guitar, I plays the drums and Sandra sings beautifully and is well versed with vocal parts. I attribute the fact that we get along so well together to our being in the same cell group and our individual love for music and dreams of singing and performing.”
What plans does The JAS have after Asia Conference? “Three of us have big dreams of using our talents to inspire and impact others. We’re working adults who love God, love life and want to have a ‘work-dream’ balance — where we work hard in our jobs and at the same time, relentlessly pursue our dream. We hope to take our talents as far as we can — to perform, produce albums, and use our songs to touch others.”