Talk about a dream pairing of superstars from the music and movie worlds.
Taiwanese Mandopop king Jay Chou, who is currently on his Carnival World Tour in China, managed to snag Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan as his special guest during the third day of Chou’s concert in Tianjin on Saturday.
Chou, 44, was performing the song Faraway (2006) when Chan, 69, appeared on stage via a rising platform and sang along with Chou.
More than 40,000 fans at the Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium shouted and cheered at Chan’s surprise cameo.
The actor recently starred in the movies Ride On (2023) and Hidden Strike (2023) and also voiced the character Master Splinter in the animated film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (2023).
Chou and Chan hugged each other on stage after performing Faraway, with Chan saying he was stunned by the fans’ loud cheers.
“Brother, do you want to feel it again?” Chou asked, before telling the crowd: “Let’s use the nunchucks.”
They responded in unison with “Heng heng ha xi”, which is also part of the chorus of Chou’s 2001 song Nunchucks.
Chan then replied, “I will perform the Drunken Master next time. Heng heng ha xi,” referring to the theme song of his kungfu movie Drunken Master II (1994).
When Chou asked Chan if he wanted to perform another song, Chan joked that Chou should leave the stage for a costume change so that Chan could do a solo routine.
Chan then picked Chou’s 2006 ballad Listen To Mum for their next duet, as Chan said he cannot keep up with Chou’s more fast-paced tracks like Nunchucks.
Chan also thanked Chou for composing Thank You My Love (2018), a tune which touched his family members.
Chou said: “This song can also be used to thank all the fans and friends for their support along the way.”
Chan took this opportunity to add: “Thank you to all the fans for supporting him, thank you to all the movie fans for supporting me. Thank you everyone.”
Chou had invited his good friend, Taiwanese artiste and fitness live-streamer Will Liu, as his special guest during the first day of his concert in Tianjin, and Taiwanese singer-actor Alec Su - who won the second season of Chinese reality singing contest Call Me By Fire in 2022 - on the second day.
Chou will perform next in Taiyuan city in Shanxi province from Sept 21 to 24. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network