Qi Yuwu lost his hot streak of Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes awards last night.
Did Joanne Peh cost him his place?The MediaCorp actor's lacklustre performance at the Star Awards was the subject of a report in The New Paper yesterday (Apr 29).
Since he first won in 2004 till last year, the MediaCorp actor has made it to the stage eight times.
Qi’s surprise loss this year at the Marina Bay Sands raised the question: Did going public about his relationship with Joanne Peh cost him his ninth popularity award?Barely a month ago, he told local magazine 8 Days that he was dating Peh, who had, just a few weeks before, announced her break-up with radio deejay Bobby
Tonelli, whom she had dated for four years.
When asked by the media about his loss during the post-show reception, Qi was his usual cool self, although he looked a little forlorn.
“I don’t see why the relationship will affect my chances of winning,‘ he said.
However, he graciously conceded defeat.
“I’m glad others who didn’t win last year got a chance,‘ he said.
“Not winning this year gives me extra motivation to improve and do better next time.
‘Peh emerged unscathed last night ‘“ she won her seventh Top 10 Most Popular Female Artiste award.