Young singers revisit fame

October 05, 2016 - 09:00

Young singers who gained fame at local singing contests are finding a way back to glory with new releases.

In the limelight: Singer Bùi Anh Tuấn (R) and pop star Hồ Ngọc Hà at the release of his debut album Bùi Anh Tuấn Collection 1 - Xin Em (Begging You). File photo courtesy of the singer
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Young singers who gained fame at local singing contests are finding a way back to glory with new releases.

In 2011, pop singer Bùi Anh Tuấn became well-known after wining Ngôi Sao Tiếng Hát Truyền Hình (TV Singing Star) contest organised by HCM City Television (HTV).

With a well-trained voice and good looks, Tuấn attracted a large number of fans after joining Voice of Việt Nam, a Vietnamese version of Voice of Holland, produced by Việt Nam Television and Cát Tiên Sa Company in 2012.

However, the 25-year-old singer from Hà Nội fell from fame, and many of his fans and senior colleagues thought that he might not recover.

But Tuấn is back. He is celebrating his comeback with his debut album Bùi Anh Tuấn Collection 1 — Xin Em (Begging You).

It consists of 10 songs that Tuấn performed at Voice of Việt Nam like Nơi Tình Yêu Bắt Đầu composed by Tiến Minh. It also includes new songs by Nguyễn Hồng Thuận, Hoàng Tôn and Nguyễn  Duy Anh.

The album’s theme song is Thuận’s Xin Em, a ballad about losing a lover.

The song was first written for pop star Hồ Ngọc Hà, who was Tuấn’s coach at Voice of Việt Nam. But she gave it to Tuấn as a celebration for his comeback.

“Sometimes I feel sorry for Tuấn. He had an advantage after Voice of Việt Nam, but he didn’t try to rise up,” Hà said after the release of Tuấn’s album in HCM City last week. “I’m happy that Tuấn is trying his best to change and gain fans’ love again.”

Tuấn’s album is receiving a warm welcome from both audiences and critics. It is at the top position on local online music websites, and others.

Tuấn said he had ever dreamed of an album before. “Thanks to love from my fans and senior colleagues, it is motivation for me to change and stand up.”

As Tuấn’s teammate in the Voice of Việt Nam, Tiêu Châu Như Quỳnh quickly won the attention of audiences with her strong voice, beauty and family background.

She was able to reach the top 10. After the contest, the 24-year-old singer released some singles and took part in Hà’s concerts. But her fame seemed to fade.

Quỳnh then stopped appearing in music shows and projects.

“The failure helped me work harder and harder to regain fans’ hearts,” she said, adding that she found her true musical style.

She has introduced in HCM City her music video Chia Tay (Break-up) with a ballad written by her friend, singer Đào Bá Lộc.

“I have prepared six months for the MV. I want a perfect comeback,” Quỳnh said at the release of the MV.

Singers Thái Trinh and Võ Hạ Trâm said it touched their hearts and brought them to tears.

Trà My, also known as Trà My Idol, rose to fame after reaching the top five of Vietnam Idol, a Vietnamese version of American Idol, produced by VTV and BHD Company in 2007.

She had her comeback with a music video this week after two years of leaving show business.

The video Let Me Feel Your Love Tonight is a co-production of music producers Rhymastic and Hoàng Touliver. It features dance and R&B music with lyrics about a forbidden love.

“I want to introduce my new image – a powerful and sexy woman – for my comeback,” said the 27-year-old singer, who released two albums featuring dance and R&B music before quitting the business.

“I needed time to take a break and take care of my family. I also wanted to think of my music and my future,” she said.

Trà My is working with famous young composers to release songs in different musical genres this year. — VNS