TVB-organized talent search competition See Me Fly Again concluded on December 26, with three male contestants coming out tops. Emerging as champion, 34-year-old pilot Derek Mak (麥大力) won a cash prize of $100,000 Hong Kong dollars, while 30-year-old Keith Shing (盛勁為) and 28-year-old Godwin Luk (陸煥恆) were first and second runner-ups. Ardis Yeung (楊銘熙) won the talent award with his performance of Jacky Cheung’s (張學友) “Hair Was Awry” <頭髮亂了>.
TVB held the See Me Fly Again competition to recruit talent from the airline industry, which was severely impacted by the pandemic. The contestants, which included flight attendants and pilots, competed to win cash prizes and a chance to audition for a role in a drama.
Expressing surprise at his win, Derek Mak plans treat the rest of the contestants to a meal. Asked what he thought was his winning edge over the rest, he humbly replied, “I’m not sure–everyone is really talented, tall, and well-built.” Honored for the chance to perform in front of such a big audience, Derek called the contest a great learning experience.
When his name was called during the runner-up announcement, Keith Shing appeared embarrassed when he was referred to as the rumored boyfriend of former Miss Hong Kong Louisa Mak (麥明詩). Keith was not disappointed in the results, but thought that he lost out in the looks department since Derek is of mixed parentage. Describing the contest as a “party” he joined as he had the time, Keith realized the contest was tougher than he had thought and thus developed utmost respect for Miss Hong Kong contestants.
While both Derek and Keith were keen to become artistes, they did not rule out the possibility of returning to aviation careers in the future.
Similarly, Godwin appreciated the chance to befriend other contestants. “I took part to enrich myself since I have little onscreen experience. These few days have been tremendously beneficial, and the friendships made were priceless. The fun we had created memories for a lifetime.”
Ardis was Ashley’s Classmate
As for Ardis, who put up a good performance but did not get into top three, the contest fulfilled his dream. “Since I didn’t have any expectations, I was less nervous and could perform better. I love performing and used to be a dancer, so I have aspirations in this field particularly in singing and dancing.”
As Ardis used to be in the same class as stewardess-turned-actress Ashley Chu (朱智賢), he mentioned that the latter had advised him not to be overly anxious, and to take part with a relaxed mood.
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.