Currently eight episodes into its broadcast, excitement is building in TVB singing competition Stars Academy <聲夢傳奇>. Due to their beautiful performances, Gigi Yan (炎明熹) and Chantel Yiu (姚焯菲) have been named as the two most popular candidates to win the championship.
Gigi’s Natural Talent
Belting out to Sandy Lam‘s (林憶蓮) hit classic Without You, I’ll Still Love You <沒有你還是愛你>, 16-year-old Gigi surprised judges and viewers with her powerful and steady vocals. Her performance has reached over 1 million views on YouTube. Praising Gigi for possibly being the next Cantopop Queen, many netizens left comments stating that TVB really hit jackpot in finding such talent.
Thanking everyone for their loving support, Gigi wrote on Instagram, “I never thought I would receive these results – this is really encouraging. I know there’s still a lot of room for improvement. For example, I need to work on my breathing and my enunciation. I will continue to work hard, learn, and improve. I hope that I won’t disappoint! Thank you for all the love and support!”
Chantel’s Sweet Vocals
Another hot favorite to take home the championship is Chantel – who sang Danny Chan’s (陳百強) Love’s Trailer <戀愛預告>. With her cute image and sweet voice, Chantel’s performance received praises and has reached over 700,000 views on YouTube. Many listeners admitted to playing her rendition on an endless loop.
Moved by the positive feedback, Chantel’s mentor JW (王灝兒) said, “Seeing her video as the top trending item on YouTube really moved me. It makes me feel that everyone who has worked on Stars Academy – both mentors and the behind-the-scenes crew, is finally getting recognized. We worked really hard on this show and there were a lot of sleepless nights. Especially for the students who have to juggle between exams and practicing for the competition. You really only see a tenth of their hard work on television.”
Slated for 15 episodes, the finale of Stars Academy will air at the end of July.
Gigi Yan in “Stars Academy”
Chantel in “Stars Academy”
Source: Sky Post
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.