Star Online

16-5-2007

Yeh! Sally・s back in Genting next month

PETALING JAYA: Sally Yeh is returning to Genting Highlands for the fifth time for a concert.

Yeh's previous concert in Genting was three years ago and attracted 6,000 people. ?

Despite the influx of younger singers, Asia・s Queen of Pop continues to be in demand with both mature and younger audiences, thanks to her impeccable vocals and showmanship.?

A 28-year showbiz veteran, Yeh, who is in town to promote her concert, said she hopes that her two-night show in June will offer something new to Malaysian audiences.?

:I・ve done many concerts. This time I want it to be a big party where you have fun, dance and play games.;?

Yeh, who doesn・t read or write Chinese, has decided to go with her older, lesser-known numbers for this concert.?

:I covered many of the classic hits and favourites at my last show. I will still be singing some of them but the focus will be on my older material. It took me two months to finalise the song list. Even my producer got irritated with me,; she laughed.?

:There will be fast songs, slow numbers, covers of some English tunes and also an unplugged segment,; she added.?

Unlike her 2004 concert, hubby George Lam will not be joining Yeh as her guest. Lam is busy preparing for his joint concert in Hong Kong with Theresa Carpio, scheduled for June 7 to 9.?

Let・s Party!! Sally Yeh in Genting will be held at the Arena of Stars at 8pm on June 1 and 2. It is organised by Genting V City of Entertainment with Osim as the presenter. ?

Tickets for the June 1 show are priced at RM80, RM130, RM190, RM260 and RM320 while prices for the June 2 performance are RM90, RM150, RM220, RM300 and RM380. The first 1,000 early birds are entitled to a 15% discount when they purchase the RM130, RM190 and RM260 tickets for the first show and RM150, RM220 and RM300 tickets for the second night. For reservations and enquiries, call 03-27181118.

The Star Online

22-5-2007

Osim pampers the elderly while Sally entertains them

By YIP YOKE TENG

teng@thestar.com.my?

IT was a double celebration for the senior citizens at Rumah Caring Kajang as they received a massage chair from Osim and got to watch Hong Kong cantopop superstar Sally Yeh perform. ?

The moment was witnessed by hundreds of Yeh・s enthusiastic fans in a meet-the-fan session at Sungei Wang Plaza on Tuesday.

Yeh held the old folks' hands and brought them to the chair placed on stage, while Osim (M) Sdn Bhd assistant advertising and promotions manager Doris Chua presented the chair to the home's chairman Wendy Yap. ?

:Besides improving our business results, we are also mindful of the importance of giving back to our communities. Osim recognises the grassroots communities' efforts in helping the younger generations lead a better life, such as these senior citizens. This is just the right time for us to pamper them with the massage chair,; Chua said. ?

In conjunction with Parents Day celebration, Osim rewards purchasers of Osim uPapa back massager with two free Sally Yeh concert tickets. ?

A glowing Yeh said it was hard for her to choose the songs for the concert in Arena of Stars at Genting Highlands next month as all her songs had been sung and heard many times. ?

Therefore, she hoped the audience could :have fun; together at the concert themed :Let's Party!; ?

:There will be games, and the presenters will be giving out many prizes,; she said. ?

New Straits Times Online

27-5-2007

Yeh! She・s ready to party
By : SHARON WONG.

Pop star Sally promises more than a concert X there・ll be fun and games, says SHARON WONG.

Sally Yeh will be back at Genting Highlands again next month, not so much for a concert as for a party. She・s scheduled to perform two shows on June 1 and June 2 and is all set to have a jolly good time.

There・ll be more than songs and dances at her concerts X there will be games with many exciting prizes to be won, sponsored by OSIM and Yonex.

:We will even play badminton on stage,; she promised.

Yeh has been quite smitten by the game and she loved it so much that at one time, there were rumours linking her to her badminton coach and that her marriage was in trouble. But all that is water under the bridge now, and it did nothing to dampen her fondness of the game.
In fact, she spends time playing and promoting badminton. X :but I do still love to sing and perform,; she said. And sing and perform she will.

Yeh said she spent over two months selecting the songs for her Genting Highlands concert, and changed her mind so often that she irritated everybody on the team.

:There will be both fast and slow numbers. I have request from fans for golden oldies so I will be arranging an unplugged session on some old hits.

:But they will not be the tracks that you are familiar with. Instead, they are tracks that I have not sung on stage before.;

When asked if she will be singing English numbers as well as other singers・ hits, Yeh said that there will indeed be English songs. :But when singing other singers・ hits are concerned, I might not be able to remember the lyrics,; she said, grinning. :As it is, I have too many songs myself.

:As for how long the concert will last, it all depends on the audience. If they enjoy themselves, the concert might just be extended. If not, then everybody can go home and sleep!;

Yeh was born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1961 and grew up in Canada. She returned to Taiwan at the age of 18, was discovered by a talent scout and began a career in show business.

In addition to acting in movies, she also started singing the movie theme songs, which eventually led to the release of her debut Mandarin album The Sculptures Of Spring in 1980.

Amazingly, Yeh neither reads nor writes Chinese and all the lyrics had to be translated phonetically in the recording studio. Despite that shortcoming, she became one of the biggest stars in the Asian entertainment scene during the 1980s.

One of her biggest hits was the track Ten Past Midnight, from her debut Cantonese album in 1984 which won Best Song in the Jade Solid Gold Music Awards that year.

To date, Yeh has 17 Cantonese albums, 13 Mandarin albums and 17 movies under her belt. She won the Best Actress Award for her role in the movie Peking Opera Blues in the 1986 Hong Kong Film Awards and was the only female singer to receive the coveted Most Popular Female Singer Award for four consecutive years beginning 1990.

In 1996, Yeh married her mentor George Lam after a much talked-about love affair and maintained a low profile from the music scene. However, she made a come-back in 2002 and two years later celebrated her 25th anniversary in Genting Highland・s Arena Of Stars to a capacity crowd of 6,000.

Let・s Party. Sally Yeh in Genting is organized by Genting X City Of Entertainment and presented by OSIM. Tickets are priced at RM320, RM260, RM190, RM130 and RM80 (June 1) and RM280, RM300, RM220, RM150 and RM90 (June 2).

Infants in arms and children under three years of age are not allowed in, and tickets must be purchased for children aged three and above.

For more information, call 03-2718-1118 or log on to www.genting.com.my.

Compiled at Sally Yeh: The Effervescent Queen of Pop
http://www.sallyeh.net