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Saturday October 5, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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by kenneth chaw
Looking stylish: Athena posing with two Peugeot cars which will be used to ferry the stars to Bukit Jalil.
PETALING JAYA: It will be a moment of pride for the local Chinese music industry as the star-studded 13th Global Chinese Music Awards (GCMA) takes centre stage at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
988 deejay Athena said it meant a lot for the country to be able to host such a prestigious awards ceremony tonight, although the Chinese music industry here was relatively small.
“Compared with countries like Hong Kong, Taiwan and China, the Chinese music industry in Malaysia has a much smaller market. Yet our country was chosen to host this international event.
“This shows that our contribution to the global Chinese music industry is very significant,” Athena said.
She added that this was the first time in eight years that Malaysia was chosen to host the award ceremony.
She urged fans to pack the stadium and show their support for home-grown talents like Gary Chaw, Michael Wong, Penny Tai, Wu Jia Hui and Cheryl Lee at the event.
“As Penny Tai will be up for an award and Shila Amzah will be entertaining the crowd, be sure to cheer for them. Viewers at home can also voice their support on Facebook and Twitter,” she added.
Hosted by local Chinese radio station 988, Asian superstars namely Gillian Chung, Charlene Choi, Joey Yung, Raymond Lam, G.E.M Tang Zhi Kei, Adason Lo, Will Pan, Wei Li An, and IO Band are slated to grace the event.
The radio deejay, who will act as a liaison between the stars and journalists from all over the region, is looking forward to meeting one singer in particular.
“I look forward to watching Joey Yung perform live. I admire her versatility a lot as she can carry ballads and dance tunes equally well,” she said.
Thanks to French car brand Peugeot, celebrities will be stepping out of its 508 GT, 508 Premium and 408 Turbo models onto the red carpet in style.
Tickets for tonight’s event are available at www.ticketcharge.com.my and are priced at RM50, RM100, RM150, RM200, RM250, RM300, RM500 and RM800.
Visit www.gcma2013.com to watch the red carpet arrival at 6pm and snippets of the award show at 8pm live. For details, visit www.988.com.my.
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