Anita Mui memorial concert slammed as 'insincere' impersonation contest

23 October 2013 / 3 years 9 hours ago

Lam Yun Tung and Lee Hung Ngai have become the target of Anita Mui fans, who unfavourably compared their performances to her's.

Many also labelled TVB's Anita Forever 10th Anniversary Concert as an undignified impersonation contest, saying that they would rather have watched old clips of Anita's performances.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Anita's passing, TVB's concert is airing in two parts.

Two nights ago the first part was aired and had an average rating of 23 points.

Guests included Wu Wai Hong who competed in the same New Talent contest as Ah Mui, her disciples Patrick Tam Yiu and Denise Ho Wan Si, as well as friend Anthony Lun Wing Leung, with performances by Mag Lam Yun Tung, Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, Hins Cheung King Hin, Gin Lee Hung Ngai and Angela Hui Ching Wan.

Some blasted the program online as they commented that they would rather TVB played Anita Mui Yim Fong's music videos again.

Even Aaron Kwok Fu Sing's manager Siu Mei could not help but criticize the program for lacking sincerity, being hypocritical and very disappointing. Shu Qi's former manager posted online, "I am very upset at the Mui Yim Fong memorial program today. It cannot be more careless, it is so insincere that it may as well not be done."

Siu Mei agreed that the program lacked sincerity, in addition some who never had any contact with Ah Mui were discussing their feeling. It was very hypocritical and very disappointing. Lun Wing Leung felt that singers who performed the songs did not know Ah Mui and lost the memorial meaning. "Actually I lamented it very much, the program had few singers who were connected to Ah Mui. It should have found more friends who knew Ah Mui to participate. However the younger generation performed decently, which was somewhat comforting."

Some online would rather relive Ah Mui's classic footage. Some questioned the singers' performance quality of Mui Yim Fong's classic songs, as Lam Yun Tung and Lee Hung Ngai sadly became targets.

However, some also supported the singers' performances as having heart. The program was to remember Mui Yim Fong and not an impersonation contest. Many also praised Tam Yiu Man's performance.

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