CENTRESTAGE – INTERVIEW WITH CHEUNG SONG TING (SOLO FINALIST)

(the one on the left!)
(the one on the left!)

by Teo Tong Lin

Cheung Song Ting, 1 of the 6 soloists who made it to the finals of Centerstage 2013, shares a bit about

herself and her Centerstage journey thus far.

Tell us a bit about yourself and your performance item for Centerstage 2013.

Okay. I am Song Ting from 4G, and I started singing for fun since year 1. I am performing this hit song by a famous Chinese singer titled 征服

Any special reason why you chose this song?

Yup. Because my mum really likes this song. Therefore, I would like to dedicate this song to her.

Are you singing with any accompanying instruments?

Nope, just a backing track.

Is this your first time joining Centerstage? What made you decide to join?

Nope [this is not my first time] haha. I tried auditioning in year 1 but my singing was barely presentable [then]. I was rejected. Therefore, I decided to join this year because I was really bored of studying and wanted to take a breather by trying something new.

Did you expect yourself to get into the finals this year? How did you feel right after the auditions?

Nope, I never expected to get in. I felt very nervous and relieved [right after the auditions].

On the average, how much time do you spend each week singing?

7 to 9 hours. One hour everyday, in the bathroom. Occasionally if I’m in the mood, I’ll just sing more. (Wow and i guess with Centerstage coming up, you’re practising even more now..) Yup, I practised a lot today.

What’s your CCA, and what are some of your hobbies?

My CCA is library society. My hobbies.. spamming manga and listening to mp3. I listen to a mixture of songs. Kpop, and also American pop music. I admire people with amazing vocals like Ailee and Kelly Clarkson.

So you hope to become like one of them some day? 🙂 Oh yes, tell me about your aspirations.

My dream when I was younger was to become an amazing singer who can shine on the stage. However, as I got older, my time was increasingly devoured by other practical matters, which gave little time to pursuingmy long lost dream. I  still hope to pursue this dream perhaps some time in the future.. as far as possible if time allows.

We are currently a week away from centerstage! How are you feeling right now?

Nervous and super pressured because many people bought tickets to support me. But at the same time, [I’m] also very grateful for their overwhelming support.

Finally, any special shout-outs that you’d like to make to anyone?

Thank you everyone who had supported me so far. Many thanks to my class and my close friends who have bought the tickets. I will try my best in the concert!

This interview has been edited for length and clarity, with permission from Song Ting.

We thank Song Ting for accepting interview from Hoot! and wish her all the best for her Centerstage Finals

next week!! Support Song Ting at Centrestage on 16th August, 7.30pm! (:

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