Singapore, 30 September 2017 - Some of Singapore's most popular Getai stars received top honours at the Shin Min / Wanbao Getai Awards 2017 《新明/晚报歌台红星大奖颁奖礼2017》, held at the Paya Lebar Sheng Hong Temple tonight. Organised by Singapore Press Holdings' Chinese evening newspapers, Shin Min Daily News and Lianhe Wanbao, the annual awards honour the best Getai talents in the local entertainment scene. Getai, or live stage performance, is unique to Singapore and is usually performed during the seventh month in the Chinese lunar calendar.
Into its 8th year, the Shin Min / Wanbao Getai Awards 2017 showcased bold, colourful costumes, electrifying performances and elaborate stage designs that have never been seen before in neighbourhood Getai settings. Local award-winning director Royston Tan, the show’s artistic director, put up a spectacular opening item featuring the original cast of his movie 881 at the awards night. The movie 881, written and directed by Royston, gave a new lease of life to the local Getai scene when it was released in 2007.
Royston Tan also bagged the Getai Movie Achievement Award (歌台电影至尊大奖) which was one of the two special awards, presented for the first time. The other special award, Getai Contribution Award (歌台贡献大奖), was given to Liu Ling Ling who has contributed significantly to the Singapore’s Getai scene.
A total of 29 awards in "Most Popular" and "Best" categories were given out at the awards ceremony. The "Most Popular" awards were based on votes cast by readers of both evening dailies, as well as online voting. The winners in the "Best" category were picked by a panel of judges comprising journalists from both evening newspapers, as well as local media industry experts.
Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for the Ministry of Defence, was the Guest of Honour. About 4,000 people watched the show in the air-conditioned tentage in the Sheng Hong Temple.
Shin Min / Wanbao Getai Awards 2017 《新明/晚报歌台红星大奖颁奖礼2017》
Top 10 Most Popular Singers 10大最受欢迎艺人：
1. 皓皓 Hao Hao
2. 李佩芬 Lee Pei Fen
3. 袁瑾Yuan Jin
4. 天悦 Tian Yue
5. 朱慧真 Zhu Hui Zhen
6. 谢温 Xie Wen
7. 吴美香 Wu Mei Xiang
8. 罗翊琦 Luo Yi Qi
9. 郑晓慧 Zheng Xiao Hui
10. 李宝恩 Li Bao En
Next 10 Most Popular Singers 后10大艺人：
11. 蔡雨桐 Cai Yu Tong
12. 陈杰乐 Chen Jie Le
13. 林建辉 Lin Jian Hui
14. 黄振隆 Huang Zhen Long
15. 黄浩峰 Huang Hao Feng
16. 刘心玲 Liu Xin Ling
17. 珍妮 Zhen Ni
18. 双龙组合 Shuang Long
19. 王卿如 Wang Qing Ru
20. 承泽 Cheng Ze
Most Popular Awards 最受欢迎奖项:
最受欢迎歌台台主 Most Popular Getai Organiser：陈志伟 Chen Zhi Wei
最受欢迎歌台新人 Most Popular Newcomer：罗恩琪 Luo En Qi
最受欢迎歌台乐队 Most Popular Band: 威乐斯 Wei Le Si
网络人气歌台歌手 Most Popular Singer (Online Votes): 李佩芬 Lee Pei Fen
Best Awards 最佳奖项:
最佳歌台男主持 Best Male Emcee: 皓皓 Hao Hao
最佳歌台女主持 Best Female Emcee: 李佩芬 Lee Pei Fen
最佳歌台女歌手 Best Female Getai Singer: 袁瑾 Yuan Jin
最佳歌台男歌手 Best Male Getai Singer: 皓皓 Hao Hao
最佳歌台服装 Best Getai Costume: 刘玲玲 Liu Ling Ling
Special Awards 特别奖项：
歌台电影至尊大奖 Getai Movie Achievement Award：陈子谦 Royston Tan
歌台贡献大奖Getai Contribution Award：刘玲玲 Liu Ling Ling
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