analyzing song no. 4

J000000Wednesday07 28, 2007 at 4:11 p07 (Analyzing song, Huong Giang)

Mot Minh by Huong Giang
(Paris By Night 88 – Lam Phuong Duong Ve Que Huong)

English Translation

Waking up in the early dawn of morning;
looking around I see myself alone.
Outside the sun is blinding causingthe patches of birds to jerks.
Speaking of my sorrow who can
hear my grief and thoughts?

The lights shine through the leaves,
the fruits leave the stem of the tree.
Life is too short, why speak of my life.
The ray of the sun suddenly diminishes.

The path from the past is forgotten,
the lies you had to carries.
The fate of love is endless,
one love life is worthy enough.

Keep searching, for that love.
How longer until my hair turns gray?
How long until we meet and
we look dreamingly at each other.
Then what else can we offer each other?

Morning, afternoon, night I’m lonely.
The familiar path I won’t take;
looking at you is quite awkward –
because in my life I haven’t found my paradise.

Analyzing the song:
This song speaks about the life of songs writer, Lam Phuong, after getting old. After written so many amazing masterpieces Lam Phuong is obviously happy about the success of his music, but he wakes up every morning alone. The only friends and person/things he could chat and talk to are his birds that he own which I think is very sad. He wishes and longs for a happy family where he can love and cherish, but because of his love for music he had abandon his personal love life; leaving it to his next life.

I thought that the song was so simple yet dramatically beautiful. It’s more than just a song it’s about Lam Phuong and his life – a poem or a biography. This was one of his best works because of the fascinating lyrics and the story it carries within. It also teaches you life moral; to live life and cherish everyone around you before you turn old because times flies. Picking this song to end the show of PBN 88 was a great idea because it’s represent and speaks up of Lam Phuong’s life. As for the singer, Huong Giang, I thought she did a tremendous job with the song because she has such a strong and demanding voice. More of the song review here.


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pbn 88 review

J000000Thursday07 28, 2007 at 4:11 p07 (pbn review)

1. Doan Nguoi Lu Thu – The Son, Tran Thai Hoa, Luong Tung Quang, Duong Trieu Vu, Trinh Lam, Huy Tam, Tam Doan, Huong Thuy, Ngoc Lien, Ngoc Loan, Quynh Vi, and Huong Giang

When the six gorgeous ladies walk out onto the stage with their multi color traditional dresses it made the stage look so beautiful and energetic. Adding with 6 more handsome male in tuxedo, it made the stage even more beautiful as it was already was. The song was exciting and beautifully written by composer, Lam Phuong. From the lyrics to the music to the singers the song was just perfect for an opening because it had excitement and fun while shows off Lam Phuong’s ability to write a song. Overall, I thought this was one of Thuy Nga’s best openings even if it wasn’t as grand or choreograph.

2. Kiep Ngheo – Y Lan

I was never a fan of Y Lan or her music, but I have to say that this song was excellent both deliver by Lam Phuong’s lyrics and Y Lan’s voice. If you listen to the lyrics closely it’s a very emotional and sad song from the heart of Lam Phuong. The tango yet traditional feeling of the song was unbelievable enjoyable and easy to listen to what ever generation you are.

3. Thanh Pho Buon & Tinh Nhu May Khoi – Che Linh and Mai Quoc Huy

Che Linh owns this song from the first time he sang this song and no matter how many other singers tries to sing this song will fail to overcome Che Linh’s ability to outshine this song. His voice was just extravagant and perfect for this song because it brought the sadness and sorrow of the song while show off the beautiful city. When I first saw Mai Quoc Huy in PBN 84 I didn’t like his voice or his style of singing at all, but this song change it all. His raspy voice is intruding to listen to and it’s great to find more of these types of singers because they’re disappearing in the Viet music industry.

4. Tien Nguoi Di – Huong Lan

There is no need to talk about Huong Lan’s ability to sing because her voice is now one of the best – she has the ability to hit every note of any song perfectly. Huong Lan can make any song sang by anyone into a different song because of her voice and style. She puts her whole self and emotions into the song. With Lam Phuong’s music it was even better because the lyrics itself is very emotional and grand.

5. Buc Tam Thu – Nhu Loan and Ngoc Loan

This song looks and sounds so innocent and cute with Ngoc Loan and Nhu Loan in their sweet white ‘ao dai’. I have to agree with most of everyone thoughts that Nhu Loan was too weak and childish for this song, but I thought it was great because this was a soft and sweet song. And for someone to sing this wouldn’t be as good because it doesn’t have that soft and innocent sound.

6. Chieu Tan – Hoang Oanh

The lyric of the song talks about the peacefulness of the sunset and the beautiful ocean. Hoang Oanh delivered the song at her best and I thought that it was an ok song. I would have wish that Hoang Oanh sing a different song, but nothing the less it was still a good song.

7. Biet Den Bao Gio & Dem Tien Don – Manh Quynh and Truong Vu

I love how Manh Quynh has the ability to take all his emotions and places into the song. It makes the song much more compatible to even if you were not in that situation. However, you still feel and pity the devastating story. His voice is very original and his style of singing is extraordinary because it’s fresh and new. Overall, I enjoyed both of the song from the lyrics to the singers.

8. Ngay hanh Phuc – Tam Doan, Huong Thuy, Minh Tuyet, and Ngoc Lien

The song looks and song so exciting and festive on stage with four beautiful and talented singer dancing in their simple yet elegant white ‘ao dai’. The dancers dancing in the back just made the song more fun and interesting to watch. The more you watch the song your mouth just smirk up a smile and keep you smiling. It was just a great entertaining and fun song to watch and listen to.

9. Nghen Ngao – Khanh Ha

Khanh Ha’s vocals excel and accelerate to the top of any note or the bottom of any low note. That’s why her voice is one of the best now a day. With the great vocals come a controller and Khanh Ha also dominate the ability to control her voice. The violin and the crystal backdrop made the song devastating romantic.

10. Phut Cuoi – Bang Kieu

When Bang Kieu hit the first note the crowd went wild because we all know that this is one of Lam Phuong most recognize song throughout all of his excellent and emotion songs. Bang Kieu did an amazing job bringing the lyrics and emotions together to produce an absolutely fascinating song.

11. Em Di Roi – Hoa Mi

Because I’m so young I have never heard her first debut version in PBN 06, but taking from a young perfective you have to admit that her voice is tremendous and demanding. If you would close your eyes to listen to the song you could take in all the emotions and feelings putting into the song and singer itself.

12. Nhac Kich: Chuyen Tinh Thoi Chinh Chien (Ngay Tam Biet, Khoc Tham, Chieu Hoang Vang, Con Tau Dinh Menh, Mat & Vinh Biet Nguoi Tinh) – Nhu Quynh, The Son and Luong Tung Quang, Trinh Lam, Huy Tam, and Quynh Vi

Ngay Tam Biet – The Son and Nhu Quynh

I thought the song was so sweet and innocent yet sad that they have to separate their ways. The white wore between both party shows the innocence and peaceful before the war happen. It was very sad seeing their hands separate and un touch like a couple being cut into two.

Khoc Tham – Nhu Quynh

The video of Nhu Quynh and The Son together in the back screen shows you how sad Nhu Quynh was remembering her love one. Nhu Quynh sounded extremely great – like always – you can see and feel the sadness and emotions in Nhu Quynh’s eyes as much as you can hear it in her voice.

Chieu Hoang Vang – The Son

The graphics and representation of the war gave by The Son struck emotions from inside me that I have never gotten before. I’m too young to know or feel any about the war and hardship about our country. The Son delivered a very realistic performance with remembering his love ones.

Con Tau Dinh Menh – The Son, Luong Tung Quang, Trinh Lam, Huy Tam and Quynh Vi

Hearing the sound of the radio must have been devastating for the citizens of Vietnam. Seeing peoples running and falling on stage was tear dropping and jaw dropping. Imagine that with thousands more. It must have been a harsh period in time for our ancestor and grandparents.

Mat – The Son and Nhu Quynh

The song was tragically romantic with Nhu Quynh loosing both her beloved country and love one. When the two touch hand it was a representation of their soul touching and being together even when they are miles away.

Vinh Biet Nguoi Tinh – The Son and Nhu Quynh

From the sound effect to the visuals it sound and looks so real and realistic. It was so hard seeing Nhu Quynh and many other die and the old lady crying her heart out. Tears just drop from your eye even if you try to old it in. Their love story is so tragic and emotional; it’s quite hard to watch because it brings up so many emotions.

Overall, I thought this was one of the best songs in the whole DVD because it had perfect timing, was choreographic perfectly, and perform extremely well by both Nhu Quynh and The Son. I felt every emotion from peacefulness to sadness to grieve and even a sense of being happy.

13. Chuyen Do Vy Tuyen – Tam Doan

Another typical Tam Doan song, but this time is was different because it was a song composed by Lam Phuong. Tam Doan deliver another great song vocal wise as well as lyrics. I must say that Tam Doan look so beautiful in the blue ‘ao dai’ added with the blue background and picture.

14. Duong Ve Que Huong – Quang Le

This song is also the theme and core of the DVD and I was anticipating the song because it’s one of Lam Phuong best piece of art. Vocals wise Quang Le dominated and excels, but stage presence it was quite hard to watch because of his lack of eye contact. However, I still thought his voice is extraordinary for the song.

15. Nang Dep Mien Nam. Khuc Ca Ngay Mua – Ha Phuong and Huong Thuy

Ha Phuong and the dancers costume were so elegant and beautiful adding with the dancers throwing pink pedals were so festive and fun. Huong Thuy and the dancers outfit show how fun and innocent the peoples in the country have. I can’t help but smile at the gorgeous scene from both performances. Overall, both were very fun and exciting to watch.

16. Hai Kich: Lam – Hoai Linh and Chi Tai

The comedy was very funny and entertaining. When Hoai Linh acts as a girl you know it will be very funny. His facial expression is very well done and priceless. The ID incident was very smart and funny. However, I must say his explanation of the days of the week was hilarious and so funny. I especially love the way they change up chief cook.

17. Say and Lam – Duong Trieu Vu and Trinh Lam

Even though I love Duong Trieu Vu’s voice I have to admit that he didn’t make the song his own. His voice is indeed strong, but it wasn’t right for the song. I would rather have another person sing this song. The first line sang by Trinh Lam is very famous and known by almost everyone that knows Lam Phuong’s music. Trinh Lam did an excellent job with his part. However, when Duong Trieu Vu sang with him it got much better because they both similar voices. I rather have Duong Trieu Vu sing this song rather then ‘Say’.

18. Cho Em Quen Tuoi Ngoc – Bach Yen and Tran Thu Ha

French is supposed to be romantic and dreamy which Bach Yen did an extremely well doing. Even though I have never heard her sing before I must admit that her voice is unique and different from others. When Tran Thu Ha sang the Viet version of the song you can hear that it’s indeed a bittersweet romantic song. Tran Thu Ha is younger then Bach Yen, but still manage to sound equally professional vocally.

19. Ngay Em Di – Nguyen Hung

Nguyen Huong owned the stage and dance floor respectably. His stage presence is so enthusiastic and fun to watch, but never forget his vocals because it’s no where behind his ability to make a song fun to watch. Lyrics wise I say this is also one of my favorites from Lam Phuong.

20. LK: Thien Dang Ai An, Chi Co Em, and Tinh Van Chua Yen – Bao Han, Thuy Tien, and Luong Tung Quang

Bao Han look sizzling hot as a blonde and the Moulin Rough purple outfit. This song has been performed by numerous singers and I must say Bao Han did very well. Thuy Tien looks classy and elegant in the blue ruffle dress and the male dancers in tuxedo. The song is once again very well performed. Luong Tung Quang took this song and made it his own which made me want him to sing the whole song by himself. None the less I love the mix between the three singers. The stage was so beautiful and colorful adding with the sharp and fun choreography.

21. LK: Tram Nho Ngan Thuong and Tinh Bo Vo – Tran Thai Hoa and Ngoc Lien

The jazz and soothing melody was both romantic in both songs. Both of their voice matches and blended well together because it’s both so low and unique. The second son is a bit faster yet still very soothing and romantic. The lyrics in both songs were so unique and dreamy written by Lam Phuong.

22. Bao Tango Cho Em – Khanh Ly

Queen of tango indeed Khanh Ly’s voice is perfect for this song because it has that unique ‘it’ thing about it that fit. Adding with Tuan Hung and Thuy Van dancing in the background adds more romance and sophistication to the already great song.

23. Mua Thu Yeu Duong – Huy Tam and Quynh Vi

They look like they had a lot of fun on stage which is very easy to watch. Paris is known as the city of love and for them to sing about it as a couple was very romantic. Quynh Vi’s voice is very strong for a singer that have only been in the industry not even a year yet so I congratulate her as for Huy Tam, his voice is quite different yet good, but what I like about him that is he have great stage presence and is so free spirit.

24. Cho Nguoi – Bang Kieu and Tran Thu Ha

Another romantic and beautiful song delivered by Bang Kieu and Tran Thu Ha. When the song starts off it had Tran Thu Ha and a musician with a guitar then it changes to Bang Kieu and a piano; both represents romance and love. Their voices are so strong and demanding which work perfectly.

25. Minh Mat Nhau Bao Gio – Minh Tuyet

It was surprising for Minh Tuyet to turn around on the side because it looks so much like Minh Tuyet dancing at the beginning. As for the song it’s very easy and fun to hear. Great job Shanda for the choreography of song because it was so fun and exciting to watch. The dances were simple yet very sophisticated and alluring.

26. Mot Minh – Huong Giang

It was so sad for the show to come to an end and having this song to end it was perfect because it shows the happiness and success of Lam Phuong music, while shows the sadness and sense of being alone. It looks so heart throbbing as Lam Phuong wakes up alone and dreaming of a family. I can’t but feel pity and sad for him. The song also teaches you to live your life because time passes by very quickly. Huong Giang looks so elegant and beautiful in a innocent white and light blue ‘ao dai’. Her voice is so strong yet has a weak and innocent feeling which represents the song and Lam Phuong perfectly.

Overall, the DVD was extremely enjoyable and fun to watch. Lam Phuong ability to write and compose songs are so admiring and loved by everyone. I applause and clap for him loudly for his music and wish the best for his health so he can compose more amazing and emotional songs. I highly recommended this DVD because it’s a great collection to your PBN stack while teaches you a lesson of treasuring your love ones and yourself.

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quang dung – khi review

J000000Thursday07 28, 2007 at 4:11 p07 (cd review, Quang Dung)

1. Tim Anh Troi Ve Em

The song started out as a ballad and suddenly it turn into a cha-cha-cha type of song which caught me by surprise. Maybe it’s a sign that this CD might be more then what I would expect. The song was enjoyable, but I can’t say that it would be a long time favorite type of song. However, I love the music and beat to the song because it has a tropical feeling and mood to it.

2. Nho

Quang Dung’s voice is at its best in a ballad because it elaborates his extravagant voice to the top. The song it self wasn’t not bad either – it had that romantic and dreamy feeling when listening to the song. Once again the music and beats were so relaxing and interesting!

3. Dem Huyen Dieu

The music and tone once again made me a fan of the song because it had that jazz mood to it and I love jazz. If you ever doubt Quang Dung’s voice then go grab yourself a copy of this CD and listen to this song. You will then realize that his is extremely strong and incredible.

4. Lo Yeu Em Roi

The music at the beginning arouses romance and enchantment into the ears of the listener. This song is one of my favorite songs of the whole CD because it’s fascinating to listen to both the lyrics and Quang Dung’s voice.

5. Da Khuc

When the song started out I was intrigue by the beating drums, but was disappointed by the song. Quang Dung’s voice once again was great; however, I didn’t enjoy the song much.

6. Khi

This was my most anticipated song of the whole CD because it’s the title. I was very disappointed at the beginning of the song, but as the song progresses I grew to like the song. One of the reasons was Quang Dung’s voice – he can manage to make any boring song sound tremendous.

7. Trong Giac Mo Em

Another dreamy and romantic song sung by Quang Dung, but I didn’t thought it was as excellent as the other songs. I didn’t enjoy the beat and music. However, Quang Dung still had a brilliant voice.

8. Tieng Song

This song is techno with a bit of upbeat ballad, but once again I didn’t enjoy the song. The loud music, background vocals and sound effects overshadow and stood out – not in a good way though. If they had less sound effects and echo the song would be much more enjoyable.

9. Phia Toi Nam Hon Toi

For some reason every song that starts out with the thunderstorm and rain would turn out to be a great song or at least decent. However, in this case I didn’t enjoy this song – maybe because it was too slow.

10. Coi Mo Diu Em

I absolutely love this song because it was soft and easy to listen to. This is one of my other favorite songs of this CD. Even in a mellow song Quang Dung still manage to make it sound strong and sophisticated.

11. Tinh

I wish that they didn’t make this slow and romantic feeling song to a fast beat and hip song because it doesn’t sound as great. When Loan Chau sang this song in PBN 73 in a sizzling lien khuc with Nhu Loan and Minh Tuyet I thought the song was so great, but it totally ruined after hearing this version. However, Quang Dung’s voice still sound great even if the song didn’t.

Overall: I thought the CD was a great new collection to all Ballads lover because this CD include some of the most romantic and extravagant songs. Therefore I highly recommend this CD to all the ballads lovers even if there are some fast beat songs and techno. However, it’s still worth your money because Quang Dung’s voice will not deceive and disappoints you.

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thuy nga showdown no. 10

J000000Wednesday07 28, 2007 at 4:11 p07 (Showdown, wishes)

In the spirit of Independence Day I would like to wish everyone a great fireworks watching and family day! Remember not to get to wild or drunk today – stay safe and mostly of all have a blast with your family and friends.

Also I have been thinking about the showdown and have decided to change and spice it up a bit. Comparing singers gets quite boring at times because there are not enough Thuy Nga singers to compare. Therefore, it will now be compare between stuff such as: Best fashion show, best tear dropper, ect. There can also be comparison between two artists, but only once or twice a year. The showdown will be featuring all Thuy Nga DVD, CD, ect. from the year before meaning this year will feature PBN 80-84.

Best Fashion Show

Almost once a year Thuy Nga will have a fashion show including some of their hottest and sexiest female singers. It sizzle with fabulous dresses and gowns of all different colors and style. In the year of 2006 Paris by Night made 3 run way for three different and unique fashion show and you’re here to decide which one is your favorite.

1. LK: Xuan Vui Ca & Chuc Mung Xuan (PBN 80)

This fashion show Thuy Nga shows off ten traditional dresses of different colors – mostly happy and cheerful colors. I thought that the fabrics of the dresses were smooth and nice looking. My favorite among the ten was Bao Han’s orange spilt on the arm because the color was perfect for New Year it just stands out to me.

2. Sao Em No Voi Lay Chong (PBN 84)

Eight gorgeous singers walk on stage with eight fabulous traditional dresses, but this time a more sophisticate style – it was more of wedding dresses. This show was my favorite among the three from last year because it was so unique and beautiful to watch. My favorite was Ngoc Lien’s bright red dress because it shows sophistication and it’s classy.

3. Nhung Buoc Chan Am Tham (PBN 84)

This fashion show showcased all of Calvin Hiep new dresses – there were great looking one and there were not so great. However, it was still interesting and beautiful side by side. I thought that some of the dresses look too simple so I didn’t like this fashion as much.

So which fashion show was your favorite among the three gorgeous shows with talented singers? Vote and have fun!

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analyzing song no. 3

J000000Monday07 28, 2007 at 4:11 p07 (Analyzing song, Tu Quyen)

Con Lai Nho Thuong by Tu Quyen
(Paris By Night 87 – Talent Show Final)

English Translation

Listening to the weary night
makes all the worries disappear;
when the night has no colors.
When you arrive you bring the light;
so bright it makes my nightmare dreamy.
My hearts aches when you are far.
My soul is disaster when you lie.

Seeing you with another woman
and here I am alone – hurts badly;
my love – like the past.

Wo Ai Ni, I love you.
Wo Ai Ni, I need you.

It hits me now that I have no more hope.
Our love has vanished with the glow.

Now you are in love with someone
else like you were in love with me.
Sour or spicy I’m now blind by the fog.

My love, I love you.
My love, I need you.

It hits me now that I have no more hope.
Our love has vanished with the glow.

Analyzing the song
Basically this song talks about a girl mesmerizing and thinking about her love in the dark weary night – remembering how her loves brought happiness and sun shine to her darkest hours of her life. Her soul and heart is dedicated to this love; even the slightest mistake would break and destroy her life. Now she sees her love with another person kills and hurts her to the heart and soul. Blind by the love she wishes and pray for the love to glow and maybe one day he would come back by her side. However, she now realizes that their love had die and vanish just like the sun after sunset.

This is one of my favorite songs sung by Tu Quyen because it matches the low sexy tone of her well. When I first heard her sang live I thought she sounded magnificent in real life and for me to once again listen to her sound equally beautiful – maybe even better – it makes me love her as a singer even more. The song ended the Talent Show Finale and I must say I couldn’t be happier because the song was unique, enjoyable, and just fun to listen to. Even though Tu Quyen is not the best singer out there, but I recommend the wannabes singers to listen, watch, and learn the way she present herself – she’s so loveable and sweet on and off screen which is also one of the reason so many fans loves her.

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news strip no.1

J000000Sunday07 28, 2007 at 4:11 p07 (news strip, Thanh Ha, The Son)

Warning: The following post is not meant to be read by hypersensitive fans. The entire post is purely satirical. If you have a sense of humor and wish to laugh, read on. The following doesn’t in any way shape or form represent my true feelings regarding any of the artists. It is all in good fun! Please do not take it too seriously. You’ve been warned. Do not read if you can’t handle it!

News Strip No. 1 featuring The Son and Thanh Ha
[Paris By Night 82 : Lien Khuc Chieu Mua Ky Niem & Roi Mai Toi Dua Em]

Thoughts: Personally I don’t think Thanh Ha would be so arrogant that she would go out in public and stirs up problem to ruin her reputation just for some CDs. However, there was an eye witness that saw the singer use foul language, but never mentioned once about the slap from the singer. Thanh Ha is known to be a straightforward and hot temper person so there is a slight possibility that she could’ve hit the owner, but then something must have arouse her to strike. Now the owner of the shop has file a law suit against the singer. Therefore questions are brought up about this whole incident. Did Thanh Ha just want the owed CDs? Did the owner of the shop send Thanh Ha’s husband sexy pictures? Was there ever a slap?

So what did you think happened and do you believe that a singer who are suppose to be role-models like Thanh Ha would do such a thing? Speak your mind and tell me what you think.

Credits: Viet accent for the story.

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various artists – lien khuc top hits 2 review

J000000Friday07 28, 2007 at 4:11 p06 (Bang Kieu, cd review, Duong Trieu Vu, Ho Le Thu, Luong Tung Quang, Minh Tuyet, Ngoc Lien, The Son, Van Quynh)

1. Lien Khuc Thoi : Bang Kieu, The Son, Minh Tuyet, and Ngoc Lien
(Thoi , Tinh Nong Chay, Hoang Vang, Chia Khoa Tinh yeu, Mot Mai Em Di, Tinh Mong, Tron Kiep Kiep Don Coi, Hoi Nguoi Tinh, Yeu Em Bang Ca Trai Tim, Mua Thu Trong, Mua, Dang Em, Dau Tinh Sau, Diem Xua, Bai Tinh Ca Cho Em, Xin Lam Nguoi Tinh Co Don)

The beginning of the lien khuc started off with a dramatic and intense beat and when Bang Kieu started to sing I was quite disappointed at the song choice because I was expecting so much more; however, when The Son continues I started to like it. The lien khuc continues with tremendous song with great lyrics. Having these four singers to sing was great because you have Bang Kieu and Minh Tuyet taking the high pitch range while The Son and Ngoc Lien dominated the low pitch. I was quite surprise how much I like ‘Tinh Mong’ in this ensemble of songs because I was never too fond of the song when Ngoc Lien sang it solo. The person that shine the most in this song to me have to be Bang Kieu – I don’t know if it’s his voice or because he had all the best part to shine which make his voice stand out. Usually Minh Tuyet would outshine everyone; however, she didn’t stand out too much for me – I’m not saying she sounded bad just not at her best. The Son also did a great job and I thought his best vocal part was during ‘Dang Em’. He sounded amazing and professional – I’ve never enjoy his voice, but I must admit that he sounded decent during these pieces. Even if I dislike Ngoc Lien I must admit she didn’t sound all that bad. Recently she have step up her game and sound quite well. Hope she continues to improve in the future.

2. Lien Khuc Trai Dang : Luong Tung Quang, Ngoc Lien, and Ho Le Thu
(Trai Dang, Xin Danh Tron Cho Em, Van La Anh, Nua Vong Tay Lanh, Tinh Ngo Tram Nam, Noi Dau Nguoi De Lai, Yeu Mai Ngan Nam)

The start of the song was done well, but not my favorite. Luong Tung Quang has always sounded great and still does in this lien khuc. I was quite disappointed that he only had one song to sing. I was extremely surprise to see how their voices match so well. We have seen the Luong Tung Quang – Ngoc Lien and the Luong Tung Quang – Ho Le Thu pair and they sound great together. Now having them trio it was even better. ‘Nua Vong Tay Lanh’ didn’t match well with the rest of the songs, but somehow it fits. Overall, I thought all three did a great job with the lien khuc.

3. Lien Khuc Vang Trang Co Don : The Son, Minh Tuyet, and Van Quynh
(Vang Trang Co Don, Hoa Tim Ngay Xua, Tha Lam Hat Mua Bay, Boi Vi Anh Yeu Em, Vang Trang Khoc, Vang Trang Dem Troi)

I love the beginning song where Minh Tuyet and The Son duet; they sounded phenomenal together. ‘Hoa Tim Ngay Xua’ was not one of the best selected songs, but I think Minh Tuyet’s voice sounded so sweet and innocent. When The Son continues with ‘Tha Lam Hat Mua Bay’ I now truly appreciated The Son voice. The song matches and shows how excellent his voice is. Minh Tuyet still sounds exquisite during ‘Boi Vi Anh Yeu Em’; however, the trio ruined the song for me. The song is known for high range artist such as Minh Tuyet and Bang Kieu – for a low range singers like The Son and Van Quynh made the song horrible. Minh Tuyet sounded marvelous in ‘Vang Trang Khoc’ even in a short time she made the song her own. I recommend her to find her a male co star and sing that song because she sounds amazing. The song matches her voice magnificently. I don’t know what more to say about Minh Tuyet and ‘Vang Trang Dem Troi’ but that I love her singing the song. Until that one person can sound better then her then I can accept them singing it. Overall, Minh Tuyet sounded superb in this lien khuc – out of the three I think Minh Tuyet did her best here. The Son also sounded better then he already did in this lien khuc. The only disappointment for me was Van Quynh because I was expecting so much from her – I think it was the song choice; Van Quynh doesn’t usually sing these types of songs.

4. Lien Khuc Vi Do Lam Em : Bang Kieu, Duong Trieu Vu, Minh Tuyet, and Ho Le Thu
(Tron Kiep Binh Yen, Con Tim Dai Kho , Vi Do La Em, Anh Thi Khong, Mac Ke Toi, Uoc Gi)

The beginning was phenomenal with the wonderful duet, Bang Kieu and Minh Tuyet. Sounding romantic and graceful together – no wonder why their duet CD was such a big hit. They continue to impress me as the song continues – officially my favorite song. Even though I like Ho Le Thu singing ‘Con Tim Dai Kho’ I like it being sung by Luong Tung Quang and Tu Quyen much more; not that I’m a huge fan of both, but they sounded better then Duong Trieu Vu and Ho Le Thu. None the less I still like it being part of the lien khuc. The background voice during ‘Anh Thi Khong’ was annoying to hear because it sounds weird and irritating. Minh Tuyet once again manages to steal the spotlight with her demanding voice. Bang Kieu also did a magnificent job, but I still like him in the first one better. I was disappointed with both Ho Le Thu and Duong Trieu Vu because they both have such strong voices and for them to sound that weak – quite frustrated; however, Ho Le Thu sounded much better during the ending half of the lien khuc, but Duong Trieu Vu continues to be overshadowed.

Overall, I think this CD was done quite well – I enjoy it extremely. The songs choice was phenomenal and matches some singers nicely. I don’t have a favorite because both the first and forth were both extremely enjoyable. Both of the lien khuc had uniqueness and excitement to it. Bang Kieu, Minh Tuyet, and The Son did a superb job with their session during the songs. The two disappointments were Van Quynh and Duong Trieu Vu they both didn’t exceed during their parts. I guess it’s because they didn’t have enough parts for them to shine. Luong Tung Quang, Ho Le Thu, and Ngoc Lien had ups and downs – they sounded great at times and not so good at times. However, I still recommend you this CD if you’re a huge fan of Bang Kieu, Minh Tuyet, and The Son because they all did an excellent job.

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thuy nga showdown no. 9

J000000Wednesday07 28, 2007 at 4:11 p06 (Khanh Ha, Showdown, Y Lan)

Warning: The following post and poll is not meant to be read by hypersensitive fans. The entire post is for fun and if you wish to have fun then feel free to read on and vote. It is all in good fun! Please do not take it too seriously. You’ve been warned. Do not read or vote if you can’t handle it!

Y Lan vs. Khanh Ha

Round 1 – Looks
Both Y Lan and Khanh Ha are known as divas of the Viet music industry. They have that ‘it’ look that spread them apart from others singers, but brings them two together. Y lan is very ‘dieu’ and soft while Khanh Ha has more of a strong diva looks. Therefore I say this round is a tie between the two.

Round 2 – Voice
Y Lan voice is ‘dieu’ and soft just like her look while Khanh Ha’s voice is strong just like her looks. I don’t know who I would choose to have the better voice because both of them have extravagant voice. Once again it’s a tie between the two.

Final Round
Because the first two rounds was a tie between the two I would like to give you, fans, to have the opportunities to think up what the final round should be and also pick the winner of this Thuy Nga showdown. Enjoy, have fun, and Thank you.

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nhu quynh – ao hoa review part 2

J000000Friday07 28, 2007 at 4:11 p06 (cd review, Nhu Quynh)

15. Mua Hoa Ky Niem
This is another great song sang by Nhu Quynh – she manage to sound sexy and sassy at the same time. The song has a traditional feeling adding with a soldier type of music sound. When a soldier type of sound is sang; it’s very romantic and dreamy. Great start into the second half of the CD.

16. Mua Dem Ngoai O
Before even listening to the song from the beautiful title you would have already knew that the song would be a soft and romantic song. Indeed the song was extremely relaxing and calm to listen to. Nhu Quynh’s voice sound so soft, calm, and musing which make me love her voice even more.

17. Hoa Trinh Nu
I’ve heard this song sang by many other artists and I must admit that this version sang by Nhu Quynh is my favorite. Mainly because it’s sang by Nhu Quynh because her voice is so grand and soothing which make the song better then it already is. Also I really like the song because it tells and describe a story.

18. Pho Dem [ft. Truong Vu]
I love this song in Paris by Night 84 and is still in love with this duet and song after listening to it on this CD. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again that Nhu Quynh and Truong Vu are both amazing singer and adding them together you have a supreme duet. After having such great singer adding in such a grand song – what else would you want?

19. Neu Xuan Nay Vang Anh
Everyone should recognize this song by the title because Minh Tuyet has recently sung this song in Paris by Night 85. Even though I think Nhu Quynh did a great job putting a different uniqueness into the song, I have to say that Minh Tuyet’s version was much more enjoyable and exciting. If Nhu Quynh sang the song a bit faster then the song would be much more amusing. However, I think Nhu Quynh still did a great job making the song her own putting a bit of country into the song.

20. Giac Ngu Co Don
From the start I could tell that this would be a dismal and gloomy sad and indeed it was. However, I was only half right because it was not entirely sad, but there were romance in the song. Once again Nhu Quynh manage to make another song sang by others her own.

21. Ao Hoa [ft. Quang Le]
Who doesn’t remember Ao Hoa by Nhu Quynh and Quang Le from Paris by Night 84? When I was first watching PBN I thought the pairing was quite odd because Nhu Quynh was much older and more mature. However, I was wrong because they look decent and they sounded fantastic together.

22. Vong Co Buon
Not one of my favorite song of the CD, but I still thought Nhu Quynh did an extreme job because the song was quite hard to sing. However, Nhu Quynh still manages to nail the song from high to low notes. Even if Nhu Quynh did an excellent job I still couldn’t force myself to like the song.

23. Ke Chuyen Trong Dem [ft. Truong Vu]
What else can I say about Nhu Quynh and Truong Vu, but that I love this duet? Their voice matches so well together and they sound fantastic. However, this song is not one of my favorite of the two, but it was a well done song.

24. Vong Gac Dem Suong
Nhu Quynh’s voice sound so strong and amazing in this song. Her vibrato is breathtaking and it makes the song sound much better then it already is. Another great song from the CD and I enjoy it very much.

25. Ngoai O Den Vang
The song sounded very pop at the beginning which was quite fresh for Nhu Quynh, but then it turn into a pop country type of song. It was quite new and refreshing to hear something new out of Nhu Quynh in this CD because throughout the CD you only hear country or ballad. One of my favorite songs from the CD because not just that it was different, but it’s great to listen to and Nhu Quynh sounds so fun and hype.

Overall: I thought the CD was delivered magnificently by Nhu Quynh and her guest artistes. Between the two disks I would say I enjoyed the second disk much more because it had more new and fresh sound while the first had old song, but it’s not bad either. There were a few songs that I didn’t quite enjoy, but mainly I enjoy listening to the CD a lot. Therefore I recommend all Nhu Quynh’s fans or anti-fans to go grab a copy; please buy original products to support the singers and Thuy Nga. I guarantee all you Nhu Quynh fans will surely enjoy and love the CD and all you anti-fans will begin to enjoy her voice.

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thuy nga showdown no. 8

J000000Wednesday07 28, 2007 at 4:11 p06 (nguyen cao ky duyen, nguyen ngoc ngan, Showdown)

Warning: The following post and poll is not meant to be read by hypersensitive fans. The entire post is for fun and if you wish to have fun then feel free to read on and vote. It is all in good fun! Please do not take it too seriously. You’ve been warned. Do not read or vote if you can’t handle it!

Nguyen Ngoc Ngan vs. Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen

A music production need a great MC to start, opens, and make the show flows. Luckily for Thuy Nga – they have two, Nguyen Ngoc Ngan and Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen. Everyone that watch Viet music then they should know that these two are not just good MC, but they are great MC. However, once again in a Thuy Nga showdown it doesn’t matter how great you are, it’s how likable you are.

Round 1 – Entertaining

A successful show need that ‘it’ person that make everything fun, exciting, and entertaining to watch. Even if Nguyen Ngoc Ngan is quite funny at times, Ky Duyen nails the entertainment part of the show. She makes the show more easy and fun to listen and watch. Therefore Ky Duyen takes the first round.

Round 2 – Knowledge

Even though Ky Duyen is the entertainment of the show Nguyen Ngoc Ngan is the root and soul of the show. He is so intelligent and smart – teaching and telling what he knows through out his life which is respected among the elder peoples and idols by the younger generation. So Nguyen Ngoc Ngan wins this round for sure.

Final Round – Being an MC

No doubt both Nguyen Ngoc Ngan and Ky Duyen are amazing MC, but who is that ‘it’ MC that everyone love and enjoy. That person is determine by you, fans, so enjoy and have fun!

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