Cantopop songstress Sally Yeh put up a sizzler of a show on Jan. 19, assuring her fans that she has more than a good few years left in her career.
By Annie Wong
PHOTO COURTESY OF UNUSUAL PRODUCTIONS.
She sure made it a worthwhile wait for fans—seven years since her last solo concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum, Cantopop diva Sally Yeh, 51, proved her mettle as a world-class entertainer at the Sally Yeh Intimately Yours Concert 2013 on Jan. 19 at The MAX Pavilion @ Singapore Expo.
Without fail, the 2011 Golden Needle Award winner—one of the highest honors in the entire Chinese music industry—mesmerized the crowd of 5,000 with her warm, sassy personality, powerful vocals and energetic Latin dance moves, in sync with the upbeat remixes of several numbers.
Yeh started the concert with a medley of her popular songs like Chu Xin Ru Huo (“Heart of Fire”), Li Ming Bu Yao Lai (“Dawn, Please Do Not Come”) and Xiao Sa Zou Yi Hui (“Cool Walk”). Not once but twice did she walk down the aisles to the delight of the audience, taking photographs and shaking hands with her fans.
“After many years of experience, I realized that all the songs I sang had you in them, as I journeyed with you,” explained Yeh in Mandarin. She recounted that she felt happy to perform at the concert as it was like meeting old friends again. “Our performance today is dependent on your cheers.”
Throughout the evening, photographs of Yeh’s childhood and interview clips with Yeh’s close friends were projected on screen, showing how the songstress had evolved through the years.
Yeh also revealed that she met her first love at age six, a Prince Charming who came to her rescue against a group of bullies at school one day; since then, he had waited for her every day just to walk her home.
Yeh’s familiarity with her fans was obvious after a particularly vigorous Latin dance number, flashing beaming smiles and girly pouts intermittently.
“Singing is an enjoyment. It also allows me to see you. I will not retire as long as there are people out there who want to hear me sing,” Yeh shared, to encouraging applause from her fans.
Cheers were still ringing in the air as Yeh and her entourage salsa’d their way off stage.