2007 Jan 13
First line female singers fail to attend
Yesterday afternoon, many singers, emcee Eric Tseng and others gathered at the backstage of the Hong Kong Coliseum to pray that tonight's award ceremony will be successful. Three famous singers and hot favourites Hacken Lee, Eason Chan and Leo Ku made time to attend the function despite having to shoot their films. On the other hand, first line singers like Kelly Chan, Joey Yung, Denise Ho, Miriam Yeung and Twins did not attend the function. Recently, Joey Yung had a feud with Eric Tseng. It is uncertain that she is afraid of the embarassment of having to meet Eric that she gave her reason of absence for the function as well as the rehearsal as having a fever.
Hacken: View Eric's battle
Hacken was being asked if he has confidence of winning the male singer award again. He says that the award is assigned by the authorities, the singers do not go and fight for it. When asked for his view towards the rumour of Kelly Chan fighting for the award, Hacken does not believe it and laughed and said that tonight's highlight is to see how Eric performs and reacts to the other. When asked who is 'the other', Hacken laughs, saying "I won't say, he has alot of hot heads, tomorrow night is a grand battlefield, it's a chance for the emcees to learn. Asked if he will as Eric to be more peaceful, he says "No, he is the great grand teacher!"
Eric: Nothing will happen
Towards Hacken's comments that this is his battle tonight, Eric says "Everybody has misunderstood, I will be more peaceful than my usual days to make the show good. The event is already over, nothing will happen. Will he act strange when meeting Joey Yung? He strongly comments that he will not, but will in fact be even more considerate, everybody need not worry, and he stressed again that nothing will happen. When the reporter raised the issue of Joey's absence, Eric only said "Really?" and left hastily. TVB's senior manager of variety and music comments that having a sense of humour is Eric's style, but he will also remind him to be careful with his words.
[sources: http://www.leehacken.com/news/2007/news_20070113.html, Mingpao]
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