Fred Cheng Cries at First Solo Concert
TVB artiste Fred Cheng (鄭俊弘) held his first solo concert on November 1. Although struggling with his career for a decade, Fred’s big breakthrough came last year after winning singing competition, The Voice: Stars’ Legend <星夢傳奇>. At his solo concert, Fred could not hold back tears as he performed to a packed audience.
The concert was attended by many of his celebrity friends and TVB management executives Virginia Lok (樂易玲) and Herman Ho (何哲圖). Fred’s rumored love interests, Lesley Chiang (姜麗文), Grace Wong (王君馨) and Sisley Choi (蔡思貝) were also present.
Rumored to be dating Fred for several years, Lesley attended the concert with her father Paul Chun (秦沛) and brother Benji Chiang (姜文杰). When interacting with fans near the front of the stage, Fred openly hugged Lesley and Paul blew a kiss at Fred, sending the entire crowd into a frenzy.
Fred sang the romantic duet, “Say Something” with Grace onstage and gave her a hug after the performance. In return, Grace said, “Keep it up, Fred! Love you!” before exiting the stage.
Fred specially acknowledged Sisley’s presence by greeting her onstage, and played a video starring the both of them in a supermarket advertisement. He then recounted some anecdotes from his memorable time filming the advertisement.
Sees Paul Chun as a Father Figure
At the end of the concert, Fred seemingly acknowledged Lesley as his girlfriend. Fred called Lesley’s father, Paul Chun, as “Dad”, raising speculation as to whether he meant “father-in-law”. Fred later explained that he regarded Paul as his father because of the bond they developed when Paul played his character’s father in the TV series, Love Bond <心花放>.
“He is like family, as he has never stopped supporting and encouraging me along the years. Without his encouragement, I would probably have quit long ago!” Fred went on about his close relationship with Paul. When reporters mentioned Lesley’s name, however, Fred awkwardly clarified that they were just friends.
Fred Thanks Family
Fred’s concert was a heartwarming and emotional affair as he thanked his entire family for their support, and cried when singing a song dedicated to his grandparents, who had raised him when he was a child. Lesley’s mother is extremely proud of Fred’s achievements.
TVB executives, Virginia Lok and Herman Ho, also displayed their support by leading a group of fans onstage to celebrate Fred’s belated birthday with a cake. The entire stadium sang Fred a birthday song and exclaimed that they hoped to see him perform at the Hong Kong Coliseum soon. Ms. Lok was full of praise towards Fred’s performance, lauding him as a natural on stage. Fred said that he did not know when he would have a chance to perform at the Hong Kong Coliseum, but would continue to work hard and aim for the awards.
Source: Ming Pao
This article is written by Jingles for JayneStars.com.