Don’t tire yourself singing for three hours, fans urge Cheung


‘God of Songs’: Titled Jacky Cheung 60+ Concert Tour, the show will kickstart in Macau on June 9, 2023. — Photo handout

Compiled by ELISHA MARY EASTER and C.ARUNO

OUT of concern for the Hong Kong superstar, concertgoers are complaining that Jacky Cheung’s three-hour concerts are too long, Sin Chew Daily reported.

The 62-year-old, who resumed his Jacky Cheung 60+ Concert Tour after recovering from Covid-19, recently held a concert in Nanjing, China, which lasted three hours

Despite his age, Cheung was as agile as ever and was seen singing and dancing without many breaks in between his numbers throughout the concert.

Out of concern for his health, one Internet user wrote that Cheung should get the audience to sing along to some of the songs to give himself some rest.

“We know all the lyrics to your song and we could sing along with you.

“Please do not just keep singing and dancing by yourself non-stop for three hours. It will be too tiring!” he wrote.

Others, however, said Cheung’s performance was a testament to his professionalism as a top-notch performer.

“I’ve attended four of Jacky’s concerts. He hardly ever points the mike to the crowd and would insist on singing it himself.

“This is the hallmark of a professional singer ... no ... of a God of Songs!” one fan wrote.

It was earlier reported that Cheung refused to even lip-sync any part of his songs. When a track with pre-record vocals was played during one of his concerts, Cheung halted the performance and insisted on restarting from the top.

Many praised Cheung for his professionalism and for taking steps to prevent himself from being accused of lip-syncing.

> The daily also reported that Hong Kong actor and singer Bowie Wu, who will be holding a concert in Macau next month, broke a record by becoming the oldest live performer in Asia.

The 92-year-old announced that he will be holding his Infinitely Charming Concert 2024 at the Londoner Arena in Macau on May 18.

The concert will feature other celebrities such as Nick Cheung, Myolie Wu, Stephy Tang, Helena Law and Louis Cheung, as well as other singers from the reality TV show Sing!China.

Wu appeared jovial during a press conference and joked that he wishes to break the Guinness World Records for oldest performing singer by continuing to perform until the age of 95.

It was reported that Wu began his acting career in long form Cantonese films in 1953 and shot to stardom with his debut film Men’s Hearts.

He remains a very much loved and respected elder in Hong Kong’s entertainment industry.

The above articles are 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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