(From left) Singer Uyên Linh, director Nguyễn Quang Dũng and singer Lân Nhã are seen at the press conference in HCM CIty. Photo courtesy of Thien Phong Media
HÀ NỘI Singers Uyên Linh and Lân Nhã will host a concert in the afternoon of November 9 in HCM City, an unusual time for a music show in Việt Nam.
With the theme Chẳng Phải Tình Cờ (It's not by Chance), the concert will comprise 25 Vietnamese and English songs including How Am I Supposed to Live Without You, Fallin and Never Enough.
“The concept of afternoon music is quite popular abroad, but it’s still strange in Việt Nam,” said director Nguyễn Quang Dũng.
“Listening to music on a Saturday afternoon is very relaxing and leisurely, that’s why we want to bring audiences a new experience.
“It’s also a new option for them at the weekend, they don’t have to make a decision between so many events in the evening.”
Linh agreed, saying: “We want to create a new habit and lifestyle for audiences in Việt Nam.
“With ballad, blue jazz and R&B songs, we expect the concert will win people’s hearts,” she said.
“Nhã and I have many similarities in personalities and art opinion, we just focus on music, we don’t care about scandals and tricks on stage.”
Though Linh, 32, hasn’t been trained professionally as a singer, she has a beautiful voice which can’t be trained at any school, according to musician Quốc Trung.
Singers Uyên Linh and Lân Nhã will create a trend of enjoy music in the afternoon in Việt Nam. Photo courtesy of Thiên Phong Media
After graduating from the Foreign Affairs Academy in HCM City, she won Vietnam Idol 2010 by performing Take Me to the River and Cảm Ơn Tình Yêu (Thank You My Love). Before she received some awards at singing contests for students such as Soul of Melody (2008) and Let's Get Loud (2008).
Her latest album Portrait was released in 2017 and was nominated as Album of the Year for the Devotion Awards.
While Linh is famous for her awards and albums, Nhã is known as a discreet and decent singer. They became friends at the Vietnam Idol singing contest which Linh won, while Nhã came in the top four.
They have performed together at many concerts, clubs and events but this is the first time they will host a joint live show.
The show will also star solo Vietnamese artist Erik, a singer with many big hits.
Tickets range from VNĐ800,000 (US$35) to 2,300,000 ($120). The concert will be held at 4pm at White Palace, 108 Phạm Văn Đồng Street, HCM City. — VNS