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Sunday, August 07, 2016

Nathan Hartono's Electrifying Performances At Sing! China Auditions - Zhong Guo Xin Ge Sheng

Soulful, boyish and earnest. Nathan's rendition of "有没有" (Loosely Translated: "Did You Ever...") charmed the audience and judges during his audition at 中国新歌声 (Zhong Guo Xin Sheng Ying).

Here's the video of his performance: 【选手片段】向洋《有没有》《中国新歌声》第1期 SING!CHINA EP.1 20160715【浙江卫视官方超清1080P】 by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅

中国新歌声 (Zhong Guo Xin Ge Sheng) - "Sing! China"  is a popular singing competition/variety show in China that's in it's 5th season.

The song "有没有" (Loosely Translated: "Did You Ever...") is roughly about someone missing his lost love. Someone reminiscing about his past relationship. "Did you ever love me??.. Did you ever think of me?.. Did you ever feel something more..? Things that you/I couldn't say.. " Regret.. angst.. and longing.



His woeful and heart-wrenching performance captured the essence of the song. Together with his boy-next-door looks, his audition was a joy to watch.

The original song and singer:
韋禮安 Weibird Wei - 有沒有 (官方版MV) by 福茂唱片

Sharing his thoughts after his first audition in the show
独家专访《中国新歌声》学员向洋 不在意颜值希望向周杰伦看齐 by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅



You would probably start to root for him unknowingly as his continued singing through the song, wondering if he stood a chance to be chosen by any one of the judges.

And as moments passed, one by one, each of the judges turned to approve of his singing prowess and potential.

He chose Jay Chou as his teacher for the rest of the competition.

They refer to him as "向洋" or "Xiang Yang" in Mandarin in the show.

Check back here for updates of his upcoming performances during this compeition!

Follow Nathan Hartono on his YouTube Channel at:


https://www.youtube.com/user/nathanhartono91



Update: 28 August 2016:

Nathan's 2nd performance on the show.
It's a Singer Vs Singer Battle Mode
He's singing a Eason Chan Song "我们都寂寞"
(Loosely Translated: We Are All Lonely)





【选手片段】向洋《我们都寂寞》VS 黄俊杰《迷迭香》《中国新歌声》第7期 SING!CHINA EP.7 20160826 [浙江卫视官方超清1080P] by

浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp8cPvx_Od76EL66vvCnhRA

He wins and makes it through to the next stage.
He was praised for his vocals but advised to tone down on stage effects
to enhance his performance.

For more information, you can read a related report at:
http://news.asiaone.com/news/showbiz/nathan-hartono-chosen-jay-chou-again-despite-losing-voice-week


Update: 30 September 2016:

Nathan's 3rdd performance on the show.
It's a Singer Vs Singer Battle Mode
He's singing a medley of 2 songs:
天台的月光 + Moondance
(Loosely Translated: The Moonlight On The Roof Top)

Lookout for his Beat Boxing and "Lip-Trumpet" techniques in between!



【人气学员征选】向洋 往期精彩演唱回顾《中国新歌声》SING!CHINA by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm-9ZKr26wg

And they've also edited a combination of all his performances here:



Update: 3 October 2016:

And he makes it through the semi finals with his rendition of
"Desperado" + "忘不了"
by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ThRiccnj_k

They did a short interview with him about the song chosen
and his working experience with his mentor, Jay Chou.


Update: 27 October 2016:

So it's been quite a while since the finale has been broadcast.
Well..
Nathan didn't win the competition.
But he won us over.

Let's enjoy some of his performances that night:


"Nathan's Nunchucks Duet with mentor Jay Chou"
【单曲纯享版】周杰伦 向洋《双截棍》 《中国新歌声》第13期 SING!CHINA EP.13 20161007 [浙江卫视官方超清1080P] 周杰伦战队

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMJTsQGglSw



Loosely Translated: "The Longest Movie"
【单曲纯享版】向洋《最长的电影》 《中国新歌声》第13期 SING!CHINA EP.13 20161007 [浙江卫视官方超清1080P] 周杰伦战队
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gYpGqtz8LA




Loosely Translated: "The light within the city" + "Essence Of A Woman"
【单曲纯享版】向洋《城里的月光+女人花》 《中国新歌声》第13期 SING!CHINA EP.13 20161007 [浙江卫视官方超清1080P] 周杰伦战队
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IhyUknSKZk






Other Related Videos:



Dunno what he was doing here.. Goofing around.
【中国新歌声】 向洋 Nathan Hartono by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅

Practicing his beat-boxing and some voice effects.
【中国新歌声】 向洋 Nathan Hartono by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅

Nathan doing up a mash-up/voice montage song video
【中国新歌声】 向洋 Nathan Hartono - Pillowtalk by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅

He plays drums too?!!!! 【中国新歌声】 向洋 Nathan Hartono by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅

Nathan doing another mash-up/voice montage song video
【中国新歌声】 向洋 Nathan Hartono - One call away [Charlie Puth] by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅

Nathan doing another mash-up/voice montage song video
【中国新歌声】 向洋 Nathan Hartono - Work [Rihanna] by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅


Sources:
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/jazz-singer-nathan-hartono-shines-in-the-voice
http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/nathan-hartono-wows-china
http://www.stomp.com.sg/lollipop/nathan-hartono-expected-almost-nothing-entering-chinese-singing-competition
http://www.todayonline.com/entertainment/music/nathan-hartono-i-thought-i-was-going-have-nervous-breakdown
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Hartono

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