Erik Cheng's romantic "Along with Ekin Live Concert 2019 Macao"
Ekin Cheng’s long time manager and friend, Sandy Lamb, once said, “everything Ekin sings is emotionally charged and full of sincerity”. When Cheng opened his concert with Willing to Replace You, the ballad transported the audience to an iconic funeral scene in the Young and Dangerous movies, a series that’s become synonymous with Cheng. The song was accompanied by a live orchestra, a soft touch that took all of those in the Cotai Arena into Cheng’s romantic world.
Cheng last performed in Macao on April 20, 2013. Six years later to the day, he set foot on stage again for the “Along with Ekin Live Concert 2019 Macao”. Every song in the programme was a classic. Audiences knew every word to Love You in My Lifetime, To the End of the World as well as the number Cheng sings at every concert, My Song.
The Cotai Arena stage was set up the same as in Hong Kong, giving the artist the freedom to give a full rendition of his performance. The audience in Macao were in luck as Cheng was able to perform impressive acrobatics on a Cyr wheel, a part that was cancelled during the Hong Kong leg of the tour due to injury. The highlight of the evening was when Cheng emerged in a comic hero costume to fight a mechanical robot that had been imported from Japan. Alongside pyrotechnic effects and Cheng’s delivery of fasttrack theme songs from Young and Dangerous, the audience was at fever pitch.