Monday, April 26, 2010

'Super Idol' Finals, African American Student Sings Chinese Song and Wins

From Focus In Taiwan
Image from UDN

Los Angeles, April 25 (CNA) American university student Liz Williams beat 25 finalists Sunday to win first place in a talent competition organized by Taiwanese talent show "Super Idol" and a L.A.-based Chinese-language media outlet.

Williams came out in front with her rendition of a Mandarin Chinese song titled "愛請問怎麼走"/"Ai Qing Wen Zen Mo Zou" (Tell Me How Love Will Go On), winning her a spot on "Super Idol, " a talent show in Taiwan sponsored by a local TV channel that has drawn the participation of many talented young men and women, including Lin Yu-chun -- known as "Taiwan's Susan Boyle." Williams and six other finalists will travel to Taipei in May to compete on the Super Idol show.

It was the first time that Super Idol had held its competition in North America and the show attracted more than 400 American competitors.

Williams, who began to learn Chinese soon after entering university, speaks fluent mandarin and filled in her contest application form in Chinese.

She disclosed that she heard the song "Ai Qing Wen Zen Mo Zou" only two weeks ago and found it appealing, and mastered singing it by going to a karaoke lounge to practice every day.


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