15 Mar 2019
What to expect at SPD Charity Show 2019
This year’s line-up for the SPD Charity Show 2019 is star-studded, to say the least, as over 20 local and overseas stars join hands to raise S$3.8 million for the SPD charity.
This year’s theme, Little Actions Keep Dreams Alive, hopes to send the message that small gestures of kindness can go a long way to fulfill aspirations. In fact, some of these dreams will come true on the charity show, as beneficiaries take the stage alongside their favourite artistes.
For example, in a segment titled Small Steps to Big Dreams, some of beneficiaries and Mediacorp artistes will take part in a very special catwalk segment. One female beneficiary, whose dream of becoming a model was shattered after being involved in a car accident, will walk alongside former model Zoe for her catwalk debut.
We talked to some of the participating artistes at the media briefing for the charity show, where they shared with us how they’re preparing for this year’s show.
Read on for more.
15 Mar 2019
Bonnie Loo takes on a brand-new singing challenge
The opening act for the night will see local singers Bonnie Loo, Desmond Ng, Jarrell Ng, Karena Yeo and Ke Le, along with A cappella team Juz-B, perform with two school choirs and SPD clients.
Bonnie admitted that she is worried about her performance, which requires her to sing without the help of any musical accompaniment.
She said, “There’s definitely pressure on all of us to do well, and it’s also a challenge for me as a singer to have to have nothing but my voice for this performance. I can’t say that I won’t make any mistakes and I don’t know if the beneficiaries will get stage fright, but we’ll keep practicing and hopefully, all will go well.”
15 Mar 2019
A one-of-a-kind fashion show with the stars
Zoe Tay might have left her modeling days behind her, but Ah Jie definitely still knows how to work the runway.
“None of us are Ah Jie, so we honestly don’t know how we’re going to do this!” Nick Teo, Denise Camillia Tan and Chen Yi Xi remarked when we ask them how they’ve been preparing for their walk of fame. “Regardless, the spotlight on the day shouldn’t be on us – it’s on the beneficiaries, and we’re just there to help them shine.”
Zoe, who had yet to meet her beneficiary on the day of the media briefing, admitted that her heart broke when she heard that the young lady’s dream of becoming a model was smashed after an unfortunate car accident.
She mused, “I haven’t met her, so I don’t know the extent of her injuries, but I have to commend her for her bravery and I hope that with this segment, we’ll help her realise her dream, even if it’s just for that moment.”
15 Mar 2019
Celebs (and their mini-mes) baking up a storm
Dennis Chew and his god-daughter Zemily, along with Mark Lee’s wife, Catherine Ng and her daughter, Calista, will be among those taking the stage in the last segment of the night, dubbed Cupcake Wonderland.
Pan Ling Ling, who’s flying solo in this segment, let on that she would have loved to have her sons participate. However, her older son is serving in the army and her younger boy is busy with school.
One of the beneficiaries who caught her eye is a little boy who loves baked goodies so much this segment is a dream come true for him.
She said, “He’s probably only five, but has a physical disability that stops him from doing a lot of things that children his age enjoy doing. This must have been heartbreaking for his parents. As a parent myself, I can imagine how much it hurts for them, and I really commend them for being able to look on the bright side of things and want the best for their son.”