Closing Day 1 of the 2012 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix is Mandopop King Jay Chou, who performed for about an hour plus at the Padang open air stage at the Marina Bay Circuit.
As early as 2 hours before the concert started, fans of the 33 year old Taiwaness singer had already started camping for the best spots both at the Padang and the two fanzone area. As this year’s stage as an extended catwalk, fans got a better chance to get up close to their idol and one hour before the concert, all the best spots were already taken.
Singing both fast pace and slow sentimental songs, the singer wowed the crowd gathered at the padang with both high energy dance moves and interesting outfits like the LED lighted ones. Jay Chou also had a striking red Ferrari brought onto stage with female dancers in outfits inspired by grid girls which kinda fitted nicely into the whole race theme of the Singapore Grand Prix.
In a way, it was also nice of the singer to perform very familiar tunes that were used in movies in light of the international audience here at the Singapore Grand Prix as the Formula 1 sports is enjoyed all over the world. You could see even the non Chinese fans enjoying themselves as he performed songs like “Hou Yuan Jia” from the movie “Fearless” starring Jet Li.
Of course other familiar songs like “Qing Hua Ci” which he performed on the piano and “Qian Li Zhi Wai” with a very fitting display on the big screen drew loud cheers from the fans as they took part in a mini singalong with the singer.
Overall it will definitely be a concert to remember as the whole performance was superbly produced with the lights, pyrotechnics and on screen graphics playing to the advantage of the open air stage. This is my first Jay Chou concert and I guess after the experience last night, it might not be my last.
Do also check out the photo gallery of Jay Chou’s Singapore F1 Concert:
by Kenneth Wong
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