FANS of Geraldine Gan, Nicole Lai and Uriah See could be heard from miles away as their squeals of excitement echoed throughout the “Love N Music” concert venue.
The showcase, held at KL Live, brought together the three Astro Star Quest champions, who performed a selection of their latest Chinese songs, popular English numbers as well as Christmas tunes to an enthusiastic crowd of 1,300 people.
Opening with Show Me How You Burlesque, made popular by Christina Aguilera, and a Christmas medley, the three of them proceeded with solo performances, duets as well as unplugged versions of songs, demonstrating their prowess in different languages by singing in Malay, Korean and Italian.
The concert served as a very important stepping stone for the singers as they strive to make it big globally.
“We trained very hard for the concert, even taking language classes to improve our enunciation, it was painstaking but we learned a lot,” said Lai.
“All three of us found it very exciting to work with a live band; the concert also gave me the opportunity to be more flexible as I got to perform different genres,” said Gan.
See, on the other hand, found it a challenge to keep up with the dance choreography.
Nevertheless, while polishing his Chinese language skills, he managed to compose his first single, which he sang at the concert.
The concert is one of the many ways Astro is developing local talents, giving Malaysian artistes a platform to shine.
Astro head of Chinese content business Choo Chi Han said though the three are well-known in the local Chinese music scene, the live show allowed them to showcase their versatility as more than 50% of their repertoire was in English and other languages.
“Live concerts are part of the overall development of the local music scene.
“While songs played over the air are good, nothing beats the live performance of an artiste,” said Choo, adding that it was a good opportunity for them to engage with their fans.
Fans who were unable to attend the concert can still catch the show on Astro First (Channel 480) from Christmas Day onwards.