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Singapore Entertainment Awards 2013 and Spring Wave Singapore Music Festival set to rock Gardens by the Bay

    - Winners of the Singapore Entertainment Awards 2013 announced

    Singapore, 30 April 2013 – The Singapore Entertainment Awards (SEA) 2013 will present a special SEA Award Music Showcase (e乐大赏音乐派对)segment at the inaugural Spring Wave Singapore Music Festival (春浪新加坡音乐节) at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay on Saturday,4 May 2013. 

    Back for the fifth consecutive year, the SEA is organised by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) and fronted by SPH’s leading Chinese entertainment media platforms Lianhe Wanbao, UFM 100.3, U-Weekly and omy.sg. The SEA serves to honour the best talents, as well as movers and shakers of the Asian entertainment scene in the past year.

    This is the first time the internationally renowned outdoor music festival is being held outsideTaiwan. Tiger Beer is the Presenting Sponsor of the Spring Wave Singapore Music Festival. 

    Making their appearances at the SEA Award Music Showcase are home-grown award-winning artistes Ming Bridges (乔毓明) and The Freshman comprising Chen Diya (陈迪雅) and Carrie Yeo (杨佳盈). Ming Bridges won in the Best Local Singer and Best Local Album categories for her work on her album 《明天》, while Chen and Yeo won in the Best Local Lyrics category for their song《眼镜矇矇的》. They will perform this year’s award-winning entries together with other local singers.

    Making her debut performance in Singapore at the SEA Award Music Showcase is Taiwanese singer-songwriter Bai An (白安), the winner for “Most Popular Regional Newcomer” and the prestigious “Singapore Entertainment Award Media Award – Newcomer of the Year”.

    The winners of the "Most Popular" and "Best" categories for SEA 2013 were announced earlier. More than 3 million votes were cast by fans online and via SMS for the "Most Popular" categories during the voting period as compared to the 1.13 million online and SMS votes last year.

    The 12 "Best" awards, announced on 19 April, were judged by a panel of respected professionals in the entertainment and media industry in Singapore and the region. 

    Two additional awards were given out this year. They were the “Singapore Entertainment Award Media Award – Concert of the Year” which went to A-Mei’s AMeiZing World Tour (张惠妹AMeiZing世界巡回演唱会) and the “Singapore Entertainment Award Media Award – Newcomer of the Year”, which was clinched by Bai An.

    Headlining the Spring Wave Singapore Music Festival are Taiwanese rockers Wu-Bai (伍佰), Jam Hsiao(萧敬腾) and Chang Chen-yue (张震岳). Other stars who will be performing at the festival include Cheer Chen (陈绮贞), Joanna Wang (王若琳), and homegrown singerOlivia Ong. 

    Tickets for Spring Wave Singapore Music Festival are available from SISTIC at $98 and $158.


    SEA 2013 is supported by Lianhe Zaobao, Shin Min Daily News and My Paper. 


    Visit 
    sgeawards.omy.sg for more details on SEA 2013.

    Please see attached list of winners and panel of judges for SEA 2013.




      Media Invitation


      Your journalist, photographer and/or film crew are invited to cover the 
      SEA 2013 Award Music Showcase 2013 at the inaugural Spring Wave Singapore Music Festival. 

      Date : Saturday, 4 May 2013 
      Time : 2.30pm – 10.00pm
      Media Registration : 2.00pm
      Venue : The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay


      Programme


      2.30pm 春浪大赏
      3.00pm Olivia Ong
      4.00pm e乐大赏音乐派对 (SEA 2013 Award Music Showcase)
      5.00pm 王若琳 Joanna Wang
      6.00pm 张震岳 Chang Chen-yue (A-Yue)
      7.00pm 陈绮贞 Cheer Chen
      8.00pm 萧敬腾 Jam Hsiao
      9.00pm 伍佰 Wu Bai

      Please confirm your attendance with Adrian Cheong at 97986097 or 
      cheongcy@sph.com.sg by12 noon, Friday, 3 May.

      Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
      Co. Regn. No. 198402868E


      For media queries, please contact:

      Phyllis Yeo
      Organising Committee
      Singapore Entertainment Awards 2013
      Tel : 6319 1439
      Mobile : 9656 4023
      Email : 
      yeopsp@sph.com.sg

      Adrian Cheong
      Manager
      Corporate Communications & CSR Division
      Tel : 6319 2261
      Mobile : 9798 6097
      Email : 
      cheongcy@sph.com.sg

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