Thursday, 21 July 2016

Jay Chou's Bedtime Stories Signings: Taipei, Kaohsiung and Taichung




Over the weekend of 16 and 17 July, Jay graced three autograph sessions in Taipei, Kaohsiung and Taichung,
Fans turned up in droves, many also flying in from other countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, etc to join the queue and get their chance of seeing Mr Chou up close and having their albums signed.

Playlist of vids from Taipei:

Playlist of vids from Kaohsiung:

This is a must-watch vid from Kaohsiung, featuring the 12-year-old dancer who was in Jay's MV for Yang Ming Shan two years ago. She completely killed Turkish Ice Cream with her moves, so much so that it attracted Jay's attention and he simply HAD to stop signing to have a chat with her!
He was in top form, praising her flinging arm movements and advising Xiao Mai to learn from her. ;)

One thing is certain: his popularity has not waned one iota and with his passion for music still intact and perhaps even more inspired by his lovely wife and daughter, he looks good to keep releasing albums for many more years to come. :)

Bonus pics from my fanclub, Jay Chou Malaysia and Singapore!
Photo credit: JayMS FC

中国新歌声 Sing! China Episode 1: All the news and youtube links

It was an awesome start to the new season of this reality singing competition and the chemistry between the four mentors was even better this time round.
Bantering, teasing, joking and mock insults flew fast and furious but there was no denying the warmth and mutual admiration each had for the rest.
Last season, Jay forged a partnership of sorts with Na Ying as a brother-sister pair.
This time round, with the changes in positions, it appears he will form some kind of alliance with Wang Feng...methinks Team Dads is more like! After all, Wang Feng and wife, Zhang Ziyi have also recently welcomed a baby daughter. :)

An added treat for fans in Singapore was the appearance of our very own Nathan Hartono, who blew the judges away with his performance AND eventually chose Jay Chou as his mentor!
Needless to say, there will be HUGE interest from the locals and I hope Toggle or any of the other broadcasters will be able to start simulcasting this show as there are still two more Singaporeans in the blind auditions to come.

FULL vid:

If your preference is to watch in parts:

Part 1:

Part 2: (Nathan Hartono)

Part 3:

Part 4:

Part 5:

Part 6:

The 4 mentors solos and group:

Jay's solo of Wang Feng's song:

Wang Feng's solo of Silence:

Na Ying's solo:

Harlem's solo:

I Want Summer by all 4: (awesomely appropriate song for the finale! )


Nice vid about our Jay:

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

The Invincible: Shanghai 30/6/2016 to 3/7/2016

Hot on the heels of the release of Bedtime Stories came the start of Jay's The Invincible concert tour at Shanghai's Mercedes Benz Arena on 30 June 2106.

Report from Toggle:

Playlist of fancam vids:


Featuring a 4D stage and space theme, he went through a repertoire of songs from all his albums, with some significant omissions, most glaringly the absence of old favourite, Nunchucks.
Was this a result of a previous incident at a concert in China where a fan had complained about being hit by that weapon which Jay and his dancers always fling out to the audience?
Or did Jay figure it was time for a change anyway? *furrowed brows*

He has said many times that he is not a natural dancer and needs lots of practice to get his steps correct, so it was a treat to see him performing for Stolen Love.
Methinks he looked a trifle serious as he stepped, twirled and swung his lovely partner around for that 40-second segment....guess he was concentrating hard to make sure it was perfect. :)

Another difference from his previous The Era and Opus Jay concerts was the absence of usual guest artistes, Cindy Yen and Darren. Instead, it was young Patrick Brasca's turn to shine, as he performed his song, Try from Kung Fu Panda 3.

Costumes for this concert were colourful and featured lots of pink but this yellow patterned suit from Moschino has to be the most gaudy outfit of all. ;)

Not forgetting this from the opening number:

Some favourite shots:


And what Jay Chou concert is complete without an elaborate piano?

And the icing on the cake?

Has to be this photo....

I'm so feeling the JH LOVE!!!
Besides Hannah, Mama Chou was also spotted in the audience and Hathaway had also gone along for the trip!
Hannah revealed that Jay would feed her before going on stage and Mr Chou confessed that the best post-concert experience for him was to be able to hug his daughter when he returned to the hotel. *heart melts*

Next on the calendar is Invincible: Beijing and of course, Hathaway's first birthday, which is likely to be celebrated there on 10 July!
Do join in the virtual party for her on Jayannah!