Singapore

They didn't make the cut

Back in June, five finalists - Olinda Cho, Ng Chee Yang, Elizabeth Low, Zhang Zhi Ling, and Curley Gao - from the China Super Vocal Singapore audition were sent to Shanghai to represent Singapore at a closed-door audition for Sing! China.

Ng got to sing at the blind auditions but did not have any judges' chairs slide down for him.

He told TNP: "Of course there's a tiny bit of disappointment, but I think most importantly it's a good experience. After all, a reality TV show isn't life or death.

"It's what I do with my music after the fact that matters."

Ng, 26, said even though there will be revival rounds later on in the show, he did not stay on in China as he wanted to return to Singapore and focus on his a cappella group The Apex Project.

STRONG SUPPORT: Singers Olinda Cho (left) and Ng Chee Yang. SPH FILE PHOTO

SELF-DOUBT

Cho, who was crowned the champion of China Super Vocal Singapore in May, did not even get the opportunity to sing in front of the judges at all.

She only made it as far as the "prepping stage", which consisted of back-and-forth discussions with the directors and producers of the show about her song selections.

Cho, 36, said: "At one point, I was feeling the pressure and I had self-doubt... and thought that maybe (music and singing) isn't my calling."

Both of them are rooting for fellow Singaporean Nathan Hartono and are hoping that he can take down the rest of the competition.

Cho said: "He has a good chance of winning because of his charming personality."

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