The inaugural Yes 933 Hits Fest came to a successful close. For three hours, the crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday (Nov 25) was entertained by local and regional artistes, including Taiwanese acts WeiBird and AccuseFive, Chinese actor-singer Zhang Zhehan and Thai heartthrob Bright Vachirawit.
More than 7,000 fans filled the stadium, some wearing specially made tees of their favourite artistes, while others held up flashing neon signs of the names they couldn’t wait to catch on stage.
Yes 933 DJs Chen Ning, Gao Meigui, Jeff Goh, Hazelle Teo, and Zhong Kunhua were the hosts for the night, and the artistes went home with awards which include: Artiste Of The Year, Newcomer Of The Year, SPOP Media Recommendation and Yes 933 Hitmakers.
Here are some of our favourite moments of the night.
TAIWANESE STAR PO LIN HAD NO IDEA HE WAS RECEIVING AN AWARD UNTIL THE DAY BEFORE
You would think all the performers would have gotten the memo that they were here to win something but that was apparently not the case for the 29-year-old singer, who won Newcomer Of The Year.
“To be honest, I only found out that I was here to receive an award during rehearsals yesterday,” confessed the champion of 2021 Taiwanese music competition Jungle Voice.
So what did he think he was here for?
“I thought I was just here to perform and share my music with everyone,” he chuckled.
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BRIGHT HAD A CULTURAL EXCHANGE ON STAGE WITH HAZELLE AND JEFF
The 25-year-old Thai multi-hyphenate, who was the special guest for the night, performed English song Lost & Found and Thai song Move (Unmovable).
“Singing has always been my dream since I was very young because of my family business. We have a music school, so music has always been a part of my life,” he said to Hazelle and Jeff on stage.
Bright went on to share his favourite Singaporean dishes, which include bak kut teh and chilli crab. It was then that Jeff and Hazelle taught him the word ‘shiok’, that is, bak kut teh is very shiok.
Bright, who did an amazing job at pronouncing the Singlish word, was, in turn, asked to share the Thai phrases for “beautiful girl” and “handsome guy”.
We now know that they are “khun suay mak” and “khun lor mak”. And if the cheers from the audience were any indication, we also know that fans loved hearing Bright say it.