葉蒨文雲頂演唱活力澎湃 (15-2-2009)





The Star Online

Valentine’s treat for Yeh fans (18-2-2009)


High energy: Yeh and a back-up dancer having fun on stage.

Starstruck: Fans had a treat during the event.


She danced, she jived, she sang and she charmed them all. At the age of 47, songstress Sally Yeh was still like an exuberant young girl as she pranced around, spreading her infectious joy.

The Taiwan-born Canada-raised Cantopop superstar had the 6,000-strong crowd drinking in her mesmerising vocals at the Sally Yeh My Funny Valentine Live in Genting Concert last week.

Her costumes were equally enticing, with the first one being a white sweeping gown adorned with a ruffled rose.

Yeh emerged onstage at the Arena of Stars without a word and went straight into business by bursting into a medley of Phantom, Dawn, Don’t Come and Heart of Fire.

She swayed gracefully to the tunes and occasionally sent the hem of her dress twirling as she continued to sing Night Wind and I Want to Keep Living.

Looking demure, she curtsied to thank the audience for their undying support.

The show was peppered with Yeh’s trademark antics, tickling the audience’s funny bones.

Yeh had mentioned in the press conference before the concert – and during the concert, too – that she was nervous about pleasing the Genting audience for the umpteenth time.

Her worries were greeted by lukewarm response from the audience, which consisted largely of middle-aged men and women.

Many of them gave polite applause, but it was amusing when a serious-looking man suddenly cheered and yelled Sah Lei, as Yeh is affectionately referred to, with all his might.

The enthusiastic calls from the loyal fans were often returned by a playful kissing sound from the singer, who has an extensive discography dating back to 1980.

While Yeh performed a number of songs that she seldom performed live before, like Only You, Crying and Lady Marmalade, it was still her favourite hits that won the audience over.

Her Ten Past Midnight, for instance, received a deafening cheer from the crowd.

Now looking smart in a white corset and a short black skirt paired with a pair of tights and knee-length boots, Yeh presented the crowd with Red Dust, True Hearted and a cover of the catchy In My Heart There Is Only You and None of Him.

“This is my first time wearing short skirts – I wouldn’t have the chance any more once I hit the big 50,” Yeh said.

When the tunes of Dancing Queen were played by the six-piece band, Yeh re-emerged from backstage and strolled directly into the crowd.

She cheekily snatched an adorable hair band from a member of the audience and wore it on her head, with the excuse that the item had caught her eyes from afar.

As she returned to the stage, Yeh, now in a revealing black-and-white top with floral motifs and long butterfly sleeves, gave it all and started what she described as a slimming session.

Together with four young male dancers, Yeh danced along vigorously as she sang Cha Cha Cha, I Want Your Love, La Vida Loca, You Have to Remember and Believing Myself.

The audience cheered her on while she paused in between of the numbers, chest heaving and glistening with sweat, to catch her breath.

Standing near the edge of the stage, Yeh was surrounded by a small crowd of fans who grabbed the chance to take photos of the star and listen to her sing Lover and Friend, It’s All You, I Will Always Love You, Good Luck and at last, Yiow Oy Tseung Tsueen, which is a song of her husband George Lam.

The two hour-plus concert did not revolve much on the subject love despite it being the eve of Valentine’s Day, but the couples that enjoyed the concert with hands locked together would remember the night for a lifetime.

Compiled at Sally Yeh: The Effervescent Queen of Pop