31 December 2013 – Singapore ventured into 2014 together with Mandopop Icon Wang Lee Hom (王力宏) and English-Irish boy band THE WANTED at THE FLOAT @ Marina Bay on the very last day of 2013. The biggest countdown party in Singapore was proudly presented by Mediacorp Channel 5 and was LIVE broadcasted on both Channel 5 and Channel 8. The countdown party lasted from 8PM to 3AM with the last 2 hours on the dance floor @ THE FLOAT.
Although doors only opened at 7PM, fans braved the inconsistent downpour and queue at the entrances since the early hours. Their enthusiasm did not dampened with the heavy drizzle when the red carpet began. The artistes graced the #CELEBRATETV50 in their best gowns and suits and giving their thanks to the audiences’ support over half the century – including casts from various programs in the early TV days such as Under One Roof and Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd.
THE WANTED took over the stage for the first concert segment before the clock strike 12. The crowd cheered along while THE WANTED performed their best hits of all times including – All Time Low, Lightning, Walks Like Rihanna, Heart Vacancy, Show Me Love, Gold Forever, Warzone, Chasing the Sun, I Found You, We Own The Night and Glad You Came. Fans in the moshpit were in for a good treat with plenty of fan-services and interactions with the members.
The fireworks show lasted longer than the previous years, a little more rhythmic this year! Following up with the final act of the night – The all-time Mandopop Icon, WANG LEE HOM (王力宏). Not just a singer-songwriter, but also a producer, actor and director! The outburst of charisma blew the “roof” off with the audiences singing along to the songs in unison. The crowd was brought back to the old times with a total of 10 songs including Lee Hom’s older songs such as Kiss Goodbye and 唯一. Other songs performed includes 十二生肖,依然爱你, 心跳, 放开你的心, 龙的传人, 火力全开 and 十八般武艺.
KAvenyou would like to thank Mediacorp Channel 5 for the invitation to the #CELEBRATETV50 Countdown Party!
Article & Photography by XUAN LIN @ KAvenyou .