Stars turn out in force to pay tribute to Anita Mui

30 December 2013 / 2 years 10 months ago

Anita Mui may be gone, but she is certainly not forgotten.

That seems to be the message that friends of the late Hong Kong singer are portraying judging by those who have confirmed their attendance for her memorial concert taking place on Monday night (Dec 30), reported HKTopTen.

While the guestlist for the Anita Mui 10 Memorial Concert, organised by fellow performer Jacky Cheung, has not been officially announced, the likes of Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Carina Lau, Sandy Lam and Eason Chan are all understood to have pledged their attendance.

The celebrities will recount the moments they shared with her, and also perform some of her classics.

Recently-engaged celebrity couple Sammi Cheng and Andy Hui are also expected to turn up, as will Tony Leung Ka Fai and Miriam Yeung.

This performance was so important Andy Lau that he did not go overseas during the festive holidays because of rehearsals.

Jacky Cheung revealed that the concert will be in the form of a theatrical performance -- simple yet elegant.

The stage will also boast a flight of steps that was similar to the one Mui used for her final concert, which she ascended while dressed in a wedding gown to bid farewell to everyone.

Cheung also spoke about the stress levels he had to suffer to put together a show of this magnitude.

He said: "I can do as I wish, and suffer the consequences alone if it is my own show.

"However, there are a lot of factors to bear in mind this time, from contacting guests to planning the rundown especially with many artists are involved.

"Each guest singer has a song that he or she wants to sing. I myself wanted to sing MANJUSAWA the most, but another guest chose it.

"When I am organizing the show, I have to let guests pick songs of course."

The amount of ticket sales will not be the focus for the concert, with the remaining proceeds to be donated to charity organizations.

If there was a loss, Cheung would make up for it.

"I hope that Anita Mui's name will not be forgotten or erased from the music industry or show business 100 years later," he said. 

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