Wang Leehom brings a blend of jazz, rock and Chinese opera to Cotai Arena
Who could forget the hunk behind the piano crooning Forever Love in 2004? Wang Leehom burst onto the Mando-pop scene in the early 1990s with his incredible talent as an accomplished musician, mastering over 10 instruments.
The high-production concert started with a bang when Wang descended from a spaceship on stage to take the audience to 2060 where there is hope and euphonious music. The narrative was carried on throughout the performance where Wang was attacked by extra-terrestrials and landed in Macao. Those watching were taken on a journey through Wang’s hopes and dreams, interwoven with his greatest hits. The crowds swelled with excitement as they sang and swayed along to his most popular ballads, including Forever Love and The Only One.
The crowd sang along as Wang sang his popular ballads, including Forever Love and The Only One.
Now, dubbed the ‘King of Chinese Pop’ by the Los Angeles Times, Wang said the playlist reflected his career in the entertainment industry.
The most significant song of the night was definitely Wang’s cover of Descendants of the Dragon, which his world tour is also the name of. With custom emblems and motifs reflecting this iconically Chinese song, the singer-songwriter vowed to produce a different cover of the title every time it’s the Year of the Dragon on the Lunar calendar, and promised to continue until 2060.
Wang’s fusion of R&B, hip hop and Chinese opera into pop music is still as well received by his fans as ever, leaving no doubt that his career will last beyond 2060.