A-Lin impressed with young M’sian’s version of her song


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  • Saturday, 25 Apr 2020

Keeping fit: Cheng ran 8km during a workout and has put aside a ‘heavy burden’, according to fans.

AN 11-year-old Malaysian girl named Fatimah Noryyah has impressed aboriginal Taiwanese singer-songwriter A-Lin with a cover of her song A Kind of Sadness.

Sin Chew Daily reported that A-Lin, whose real name is Lisang Pacidal Koyouan, uploaded a video on YouTube on Wednesday of her reacting to covers of her own songs.

She was blown away by Fatimah’s rendition.

“This is amazing! And she’s only 11?” exclaimed A-Lin, 36.

She added that Fatimah resembled a younger version of herself.

“She has a powerful voice. Her facial expression and the emotions coming from her are just like when I was younger, ” she said in the video.

Several Malaysians praised Fatimah in the comments section, saying that she was “the pride of Malaysia”.

Fatimah is not new to the music scene, having taken part in Season Five of Chinese reality TV competition Let’s Sing, Kids! in 2018 as well as Jungle Voice 2 in 2019.

> Hong Kong singer Sammi Cheng is keeping fit by continuing with her daily run during the coronavirus outbreak, Sin Chew Daily reported.

The 48-year-old singer ran 8km on Wednesday and posted a video of herself at the end of her exercise session on Instagram.

Drenched in sweat, Cheng was seen adjusting her bangs, describing them as how young Korean women wear their hair.

Fans were quick to comment that she looked adorable and that she appeared to have put aside a “heavy burden”.

Apparently, these commentators were alluding to the affair between her husband Andy Hui, 51, and actress Jacqueline Wong, 31, which hogged the headlines in April last year.Cheng was reported to have said that she had forgiven her husband and asked fans to respect her decision.

The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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