HEARTTHROB Wang Leehom had his fans screaming for more after performing for a solid hour during the EcoWorld Starlight 2015 New Year Concert.
The American singer-songwriter based in Taiwan enthralled the audience of nearly 10,000 invited guests with his hits including, Wei Yi (The One and Only).
He then took to the grand piano and surprised the crowd with his rendition of P. Ramlee’s classic hit, Getaran Jiwa which he rendered almost perfectly despite the lyrics being alien to him.
Prior to Leehom’s performance, local artistes Melody Tan and Najwa Latif serenaded the crowd with their strong vocals.
Tan, 22, was a Voice of China finalist last year while YouTube star Najwa, 20, rose to stardom with her 2011 single Cinta Muka Buku (Facebook Love) which has since received more than 8 million views.
Renowned illusionist and magician Daniel Craven kicked off the concert with his death-defying acts such as crawling through spinning metal blades and unleashing large metal spikes on his assistant who was trapped in a box.
EcoWorld Development Group Bhd president and chief executive officer Datuk Chang Khim Wah said the group was excited to be celebrating the upcoming Lunar New Year with Penangites after having set up the EcoWorld Gallery in Penang’s Macalister Road last month.
“We are delighted to be in Penang and happy to see such a strong turnout for the first EcoWorld Starlight 2015 New Year Concert.
“We are looking forward to making our presence felt in the state with the launch of our first development here very soon,” he said.
Chang added that the project called, EcoTerraces, located in Jalan Paya Terubong on a freehold 5.18ha tract, would have 333 luxurious condominium units of 1,000sq ft to 1,900sq ft in size at RM800 psf.
Only 30% of the land will be used for development while the rest will be dedicated to natural elements.
Also present during the concert were Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s wife Betty Chew, EcoWorld director Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin, its executive director and chief financial officer Datuk Heah Kok Boon, executive director Liew Tian Xiong, senior management members of the group Datuk Teow Leong Seng, Datuk Voon Tin Yow and Datuk S. Rajoo as well as Star Publications (M) Bhd group managing director and CEO Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai and his wife Datin Seri Florence Wong.
The concert, at the Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Relau, is the first of three concerts lined up.
The others will be at EcoSummer and EcoSpring Show Village in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor, on Jan 24 and at the EcoMajestic Show Village in the Klang Valley on Jan 31.