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20,000 fans thronged the grounds of the new National Stadium for a three-hour concert with aMEI

aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore
aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore
10 Jan 2016

aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore

Photos: UnUsUaL Entertainment
Videos: Teng Siew Eng


A NIGHT IN UTOPIA: 2016 started on a fabulous note for 20,000 concertgoers at one of the first concerts held this year – aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour. The three-hour-long concert, held at the National Stadium, started off on an edgy and gritty note with the Taiwanese singer appearing as her alter-ego, AMIT, first.

While the music and concept of AMIT is a tad foreign to fans of her ballads and love songs, it didn’t take long before everyone got on their feet cheering wildly and rocking out to her third song of the night, ‘Straightforward’. A few heart-thumping songs later, she commanded the crowd: “Don’t suppress it, you might fall ill. Let it all out!” and boy did they – and aMEI – let it all out.

An outfit change and 11 songs later, the Taiwanese singer reappeared on stage as aMEI – much to fans delight – and joked: “We can banter and chat now that I’m [back here as] aMEI; it’s more relaxing [to be aMEI].”

She launched into a series of fast songs like ‘Are You Watching Me’, ‘Fire’ and ‘Entertainment A’, before seguing into medley of her best and most loved ballads under the accompaniment of her band and a four-piece string quartet (Arpeggione Quartet) from Singapore. The stadium swiftly transformed into a massive live-singing venue with the audience crooning to her karaoke-friendly hits like ‘You Love Me’, ‘May I Give You A Hug?’ and ‘Would You Still Love Me?’.

With more than 15 music albums released over the course of her singing career, the singer lamented about having a tough time choosing concerts songs because there is simply “insufficient time to perform everything”. The 43-year-old then opened the floor to “song requests” and indulged in a fan’s wishes of listening to ‘Ting Hai’ by performing two verses of it.

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aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore
aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore
10 Jan 2016

aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore

After warming up the crowd with a string of slow and mid-tempo love songs, aMEI disappeared for a quick outfit change and reappeared again in neon yellow sports attire. Flanked by her posse of 10 dancers, she looked all ready to party the night away with her fans.

The infectious fast beats of songs like ‘Thirsty’, ‘Feeling’ and ‘Bad Boy’ and energetic dance moves got the crowd moving on their feet too. “You guys are so high! This is why I look forward to performing in Singapore… Do you know you guys are deafening? This is scary,” exclaimed aMEI as the concert hit fever-pitch.

When ‘3 Days & Nights’ finally came on, the party was in full-swing.

The sing-along continued well into the night with ‘Tough Guy’ and ‘Yes or No’ before a seemingly exhausted aMEI ended the concert with a dramatic finish – she fell to her knees after singing the last line of ‘Utopia’. aMEI struggled to get on her tired feet and had to be propped up by dancers and crew members, but even in her fatigued state, she eked out one last line to send off the crowd who were not ready to call it a night: “Yuan Lai Ni Shen Me Dou Bu Xiang Yao (‘Want Nothing’).”

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aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore
aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore
10 Jan 2016

aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore

aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore
aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore
10 Jan 2016

aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore

aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore
aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore
10 Jan 2016

aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore

aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore
aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore
10 Jan 2016

aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore

aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore
aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore
10 Jan 2016

aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore

aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore
aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore
10 Jan 2016

aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour in Singapore

Watch aMEI | AMIT Utopia World Tour concert videos:
AMIT performs ‘Freak Show’
AMIT performs ‘Straightforward’
AMIT performs ‘Black Eats Black’

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