Sharon Hung takes 2nd place in Fairchild TV New Talent Singing Contest
Sharon Hung is the top female singer, placing 2nd overall + best stage presence – photos Todd Wong
Sharon Hung is an amazingly talented singer. I first met her
after she had performed in the “Gung Haggis Fat Choy” CBC television
performance special. She was the lead singer in Joe McDonald's
“Brave Waves” band, singing a rousing version of Auld Lang Syne.
Sharon has also performed with me at First Night Vancouver 2005, as
well as for Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner events in 2005 and 2006.
Last night, July 7, at the Chan Centre, Sharon performed 3 times,
wonderful voice and performance ability. The songs she chose to
perform were pop songs, which unfortunately did not show the full range
of her talents. This young woman is capable of singing, hip hop,
soul, gospel and blues.
Sharon easily won the
“Best Stage Presence” award. She was named to the top 3, then the
top 2. Finally… when the final decision was made…. Sharon was
the 2nd place finisher for the 2006 Fairchild TV New Talent Singing
Contest. First place went to John.
It was a heartbreaker to lose. I know that Sharon really wanted
to place first. The entire event was in Cantonese, and every
performer sang in Cantonese. Sharon sang one song entirely in
English “Little Polka Dot Bikini.” Perhaps her lack of Chinese
language hindered her… perhaps she showed her tremendous talent to a
previously unknown Chinese language audience.
Whatever the case… Sharon was the top female performer of the
competition, and I am very proud of her. She carried herself
well, and was very gracious – both to her fellow performers, and to the
audience. She even flirted with the audience and truly
dazzled them with her enormous stage presence.
on Sat 08 Jul 2006 12:33 AM PDT
on Sat 08 Jul 2006 12:37 AM PDT
Sharon Hung smiles for the photographer (me!), runner up for Fairchild New Talent Singing Contest – photo Todd Wong