Thursday, January 28, 2010
Source: Jia Yu TV
I was invited to witnessed the launch of Dangerously Glamorous, at Binwani’s Boutique in 2008. That was the third time for Malaysia’s top couturier, Carven Ong and country’s luxury fabric retailer joint together for a collection of haute-couture gowns.
Five tall, lanky models and one petite singer (Guess who??) sashayed down the catwalk dressed in stylish designer outfits with stunning make-up, hair style and heels by Estee Lauder, A Cut Above and Raymond Wong.
L to R: Asian Supermodel (Amber Chia), Miss Astro Chinese International 2007 (Joanne Yew), Malaysia's Top Songstress (Dayang Nurfaizah), Miss Astro Chinese International 2006 (Novel Lim), Miss Astro Chinese International 2005 (Janelle Chin) & Miss Queen Malaysia 1997 (Carmen Khor)
Now, watch the video of the parade of beauties in gorgeous Carven Ong's gowns. It was a rare chance to see Dayang performing without the microphone. LOL!
ENJOY! Background music: Nada from Dayang 2007 album. One of my favourite tracks from that album. Love the sassy saxophone and sultry vocals.
Acknowledgment: Thank you Ken Chin of Carven Ong Couture for the invite.
Background music: Nada from Dayang 2007 album. One of my favourite tracks from that album. Love the sassy saxophone and sultry vocals.
Monday, January 25, 2010
She didn't have any costume changes, just THAT lil' black dress. No back up dancers. No pyrotechnics. No dazzling backdrop.
But, I must say it was the best and most memorable showcase from Dayang Nurfaizah of ALL time!
I heard Dayang Nurfaizah was still recovering from flu on that night, but I wouldn't have known that based on her amazing performance!
Didn't she look sweet yet sexy in her lil' black dress? But that dress didn't draw away the attention from her powerful vocals.
She brought the house down with hit after hit.
Dayang used to have long hair before this. I think she cropped her hair short so that we could see her sexy back. ;D
Dayang had the best musicians in the business to back her up. Jenny Chin was her music director for the show.
As usual, she had a "juke box" session in her show when she took spontaneous song requests from the audience.
She sang the chorus of Minnie Riperton's Lovin' You and let the audience to finish off the "signature" high pitch note at the end. Hilarious! :D
Closer I Get To You
The Last Time
Quando Quando Quando/ Save The Last Dance
We Belong Together
A Woman's Worth
Sunday Morning/ It Ain't Over Till It's Over
Don't Know Why
Let's Groove/ September/ Fantasy
Everytime You Go Away
Dayang Sayang Kamu
Here's a jazzy rendition of Hilang. Dayang called it Tak Hilang. Not sure why! But, it was the best version of Hilang ever!
Note: Photo credit to that someone who had already "hilang" from my life.
I was excited when I heard that Dayang Nurfaizah was going to perform LIVE at Suria FM Rancak Tour, for not only one but two days in a row! First in Kajang and then, Shah Alam.
So, on last Saturday, Alyn, Nizan and I made a journey to Land of Satay, Kajang to watch her perform her latest song - Sayang, first time live ever!
We saw Mawi having his teh tarik session at Hameed's in Plaza Metro Kajang. Obviously he wasn't too happy being "paparazzi-ed" LOL!
The theme for the tour was "Back to School". As you can see here, all the Suria FM Deejays were dressed in pinafores and school uniform.
There were silly games in between shows and "baling T-shirt" competition among the artistes! The performing artistes were given T-shirt to be thrown to the audience. I was praying that the T-shirt didn't land right smack on my camera like it did on someone's face. The poor girl was standing right next to me. Phew!
We were expecting Dayang to don her "baju sekolah" but she turned op with this...
Can you imagine Dayang in her baju kurung and ponytails?
Anyway, she performed two songs in Kajang - Kau Pergi Jua and Sayang. AWESOME!
We didn't get to meet Dayang in person after the show as she was rushing for a private event somewhere else. Anyway, we would still have the next day to see her.
After Dayang, Ameng of Spring and later, SOFAZ entertained the audience.
Mawi finally took the stage...with a so-so cover of Yassin's Rindu Padamu.
Mawi later performed a love theme song from MAGIKA with Diana Dannielle.
A trip to Kajang is not complete without having a bite at the famous Satay Kajang!
This is how they do it....
One the next day, three of us met again at Plaza Alam Sentral, Shah Alam for the Rancak Tour.
The stars line -up was slightly different. Marsha and Farawahida made their appearances. Ameng was also there with his man-boobs. :P
Diana Danielle attempted Complicated (a not so complicated song by Avril Lavigne) but she messed it up big time - pointing the mic to the audience during the difficult parts and forgetting the lyrics.
I tried to record that performance but my camera vomitted, so I had to turn it off. It couldn't take it! LOL!
Perhaps she should just stick to erm...acting.
And then, Dayang saved the day with her fantastic pipes. She belted two numbers Hilang and Sayang.
It was weird watching Dayang singing duet alone. LOL! Her latest song, Sayang features Marcell as her duet partner.
Anyway, Dayang got her fans to sing "Sayang" with her after bribing them with souvenir Suria FM T-shirts. Kidding!
Alyn, Nizan and me rush to meet Dayang after her show. Judd also turned up. It was ages since I saw this fler. Nice meeting you again!
By that time, Mawi and Diana Danielle were on stage again. We couldn't be bothered. LOL!
Here are some pics of Dayang exclusively for you. :)
I am posting Dayang's latest single here. It's a duet with Indonesian heart throb, Marcell. I couldn't decide to post the Kajang or the Shah Alam performance. So, I ended up with a mix of the two.
Click the below link to watch performances from Mawi, Diana Danielle and Sofaz with superb acoustic versions of "Bukan Di Sini" and "Janjiku".