3. 崔昭婷 & 盧恆
Cecilia Choi & Henry Lu
Place of Birth: South Korea
Education: Law School
Occupation: Articling Student (Student-At-Law)
Language: English, Korean, Mandarin
Hobby: Cooking, travelling, watching musicals, plays
Place of Birth: China
Occupation: Strategic Development Planner
Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Hobby: Buy CD
Unique Skills: Tell jokes
你最喜愛的歌手: Ella Fitzgerald
你最喜愛的歌曲: 太多了, 中文歌有月亮代表我的心 (Teresa Teng), 我的歌聲裡 (Wanting)
過往所做過最深刻的事情: 第一次於香港的Jazz Bar表演、獨自到雲南開電單車到洱海、在印度賈沙梅爾的沙漠看星(Jaisalmer) 、於印度馬纳利雪山帳營渡宿一宵（Manali）、於喜馬拉雅山滑雪
Favorite Singer: Ella Fitzgerald
Favorite Songs: 月亮代表我的心 (Teresa Teng), 我的歌聲裡 (Wanting) just to name a few
Musical Aspirations: To be a jazz singer performing around the world with my own band, singing Asian jazz songs
What is the most remarkable thing you have done in the past?
Most recently, singing at a jazz bar for the first time in Hong Kong/travelling to Dali, Yunnan by myself and taking motorcycle around Erhai Lake/Watching the stars in the night sky in a desert in Jaisalmer, India/ Skiing in the Himalayas and sleeping in a tent on a snowy mountain in Manali, India.
What has been the biggest challenge in the past? Did you overcome it? How?
When I was 19, I came to Toronto by myself to attend University, and now I finished my law degree.
你最喜愛的歌手: Amy Winehouse、齊秦
Favorite Singer: Amy Winehouse、齊秦
Favorite Songs: That is too difficult to tell. There are a lot.
Musical Aspirations: To influence more people with my songs.
What is the most remarkable thing you have done in the past? Maybe every time when dancing with someone I like
What has been the biggest challenge in the past? Did you overcome it? How? No, but welcome all kinds of obstacles to make myself more mature.
將來在音樂上有什麼抱負? 於多倫多Jazz Bar 表演, 希望可以在自己的音樂融合亜洲元素。
What made you like music/singing? My mother loved music. I grew up listening to music all the time (mostly jazz and old pop songs)
When it is announced that you were in the final eight, what do you think? My singing partner Henry got the call from Fairchild and texted me that we are in as finalists. We so happy!
What are your expectations for this contest? I’ve never been part of big singing contest before, so I am excited to see what it would be like, and whom I’ll meet throughout the journey. I’m just very excited and honored to be part of it. Every experience is good experience.
What do you hope to get through this contest? I want to learn what it is like to sing in front of big audience. I am still somewhat afraid of being on stage, and don’t have much experience. I think it would be a great chance for me to learn how to perform in front of a lot of people and how to communicate with them through a song. I also want to improve my Mandarin a lot!
How will you prepare for this contest? I plan to take Mandarin lessons and vocal lessons more seriously. I find that workout helps me sing better!
How much does music affect you? It seems like I just can’t get away from music even if I tried. I built my whole career around music, arts, and entertainment, believing that being a supporter of the arts as an entertainment lawyer and a behind-the-stage person would keep me happy. But now that I was given an opportunity to try out being an artist myself, I don’t want to miss this opportunity. It’s like a gift I never dared to dream of.
What are your ambitions for music in the future? I want to start out by singing at Toronto jazz bars. If I am given an opportunity, I want to create my own music by merging Asian element (e.g. Asian pop songs or folk songs) with jazz elements and create an interesting mix of the East and the West.
What made you like music/singing? I started learning to sing when I was young. Once I finished a violin lesson, my vocal teacher said that my voice was very good and let me try it out. However, I had no idea of what to sing, so I sang the birthday song. Later, I began singing operas, Chinese folks and pop songs.
When it is announced that you were in the final eight, what do you think? I am so glad that I’ve got something to do which is not related to work this summer.
What are your expectations for this contest? To enjoy the process of the entire contest and the time gathering with new friends
What do you hope to get through this contest? To meet some friends that have common interest
How will you prepare for this contest? Do not consider that this is a competition. The most important thing is to enjoy music as well as the summer weather.
How much does music affect you? I am surrounded by music at least 10 hours a day.
What are your ambitions for music in the future? To have my cover album in the future