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Friday, September 12, 2014

Chen Huishi: Pop Singer MC: A Singapore Success Story

Huishi’s songs have garnered fans from all over the world, including non-Chinese-speaking nationalities from France and India, proving that music truly transcends. She covers popular tunes spanning from the late 60s till today – in English, Mandarin and common local dialects Cantonese and Hokkien.

Huishi’s career in music entertainment took off at the age of 17 when she became an Assistant Producer for Mr Lee Shih Song (李偲菘)and Mr Lee Wei Song (李伟菘).  On top of her production work, Huishi is an active performing artiste for corporate and grassroots events and dedicates time to perform at various charities too. 

You name it and Huishi's done it. She has sung and hosted at road shows for commercial banks, Singapore Community Clubs, dinner/dance gatherings, private clubs, baby shows, Chinese festivals, charity events and a pioneer generation get-together.

Adding to her portfolio she participated and won the 2008 Duo Dynamic Talent Competition organized by Singapore Press Holdings and UFM100.3 and has released 2 albums to date.  

She accomplished her biggest achievement in 2013 when she held her first concert at the Kallang Theater on the 5th of May 2013 and donated 50% of the proceeds to a charitable organization to help buy and distribute 3,000 bags of rice, noodles, biscuits and other essentials to the 3000 helpless elderly who stay alone in one  room flats. A further $5.00 will be donated to the cause with every purchase of her new oldies album 《从心出发 Talk of versatility, she is without doubt one of our most promising young stars on our island today.

When I wrote to Huishi recently to find out what her favourite evergreens were, she mentioned a few like,  "Yesterday Once More, Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough, Oh Carol, Rhythm of the Rain, The Young Ones, Eternal Flames and Seven Lonely Days."  I am surprised that she is even familiar with goldies from the 50s.

"What about your personal likes and dislikes if you wish to discuss them?" I asked.

"I love Taiwan! Love cats... dogs..., the colours pink, white, red and green.  I love singing... and now I'm trying to improve my English and also improve on my skill in singing and hosting.  I hope to be able to sing from different genres and in different languages."

"Anything else that you might want to tell readers about yourself?" No. Hardly one to talk about herself she did not fill in most of the blanks on the email questionnaire.  

Looking at her workspace and audiences one could tell Huishi is well-accepted in, what former PM Goh Chok Tong called, "the heartlands".  She is a true-blue Singaporean and able to gel with the local public. Isn't it time then to provide her more blue skies so she can soar through the air and spaceship to stardom?

Having met Huisi some years back when she was in her teens I know her to be a bright lass and one with quiet confidence. Mostly shy and unassuming, the spark within her ignited when she found her niche as an entertainer and made her what she is on stage today.  Perseverance is the key to her present success.  Congratulations Huishi. All the best for a fruitful career in show business!
Copy/Paste Huishi's videos to view You Tube Links:
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbN3nZ6tP3M 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exa3eIxZSjo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbN3nZ6tP3M
http://youtu.be/fTHSC-4SASo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOZBloivx9s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTHSC-4SASo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klxlzHKEFBQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVHCX4HMdbo


Images: Chen Huishi.
Videos: You Tube. 

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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yup totally agreed. Huishi must have gone thru a lot of hardship and her perseverance led to her today's success. May she be even more successful than today! 加油 Huishi! -Yen

Andy Young* said...

Thanks Yen.
Come on all Macphersonians yesterday and today. Let's rally round Huishi and give her much more support than she already has.

FACEBOOK said...

Thank you FB supporters Lim Kuan Min, Doris Lim and Carl Ham.

CHEN HUI SHI FB said...

Thanks for the write up!

Andy Young* said...

Thanks Carl. Got a singing contract for her in the U.S of A?

chakap chakap said...

Having viewed some of her videos lately Huishi has that subtlety, make-up and quiet appeal many people would envy. In the profession and in 60s jargon, she would be described as "a cool chick".

Lee Lay Cheng said...

So cute the elephant!!

Joey JS said...

Hui Shi 加油!!耶^^ (Go! Yes..)

Amy Ost said...

大明星! 加油! (Big stars! Come on!)

chakap chakap 2 said...

Thanks for the FB LIKES from:

Stef Sim, Vivien Lim, De Lacquer House, Susannah Low, Jennifer Ng, Nicholas Ng, Easterina Lim, Steven Singapore.

chakap chakap 2 said...

LIKES from FB:

Karen Wang Soo Lah, Steven Lee Wai Sang, Rick Choy, Jue Pei Hong, Darren Yeo Jun Jie, Nancy Dorcas Koh, John Tan TK.

Andy Young* said...

So much support for Huishi. Spread the news guys. Let's hope she gets lots of contract for the festive season at year's end and 2015.

Andy Young* said...

Thanks to: Lee Eu Hung,Jennie, Teo Chun Yong for FB LIKES.

Ariel Heng said...

Jiayou Chen Hui Shi!

Lee Mei Yoke said...

These are hand claps - positive symbols indeed.

CHEN HUI SHI FB said...

Thanks sweetie! I'm very very blessed to have so many ppl ard me giving me all the positive Energy especially my Secondary teacher Mr. Andy Lim! He wrote an article abt me in his blog n now more ppl know better abt me... I'm blessed!感恩

ANDY LIM said...

Actually Hui Shi is the one who's pop and since her posting was on the blog, it had attracted many more readers, so I am the one benefiting from HER popularity. I would like to thank her and her fans for the support. True, true. Plenty of positive energy.

chakap chakap said...

Thanks to Koh Qi Qi, Cindy, Lee Lay Cheng for FB LIKES.