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Sexy, sweet Sandy – Straits Times’ review of Sandy Lam Concert (Oct 18, 2008), Singapore Indoor Stadium
October 19, 2008, 11:14 pm
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Sexy, sweet Sandy

By jocelyn lee
Veteran singer Sandy Lam wowed with her sexy get-up and fast numbers, but it was in her love ballads that she truly glowed. — PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

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FOREVER SANDY LAM LIVE IN SINGAPORE
Singapore Indoor Stadium, Last Saturday

Hong Kong veteran singer Sandy Lam proved that good things come in small packages with a surprisingly showy performance at her concert at Singapore Indoor Stadium last Saturday.

For more than 2 1/2 hours, the petite 1.59m-tall vocalist entertained the almost full-house crowd of over 6,800 enthusiastic fans with a mix of fast numbers and classic love ballads, coupled with energetic dancing.

The songbird kicked off with dance track My Heart Is Dancing in a sexy get-up of black long-sleeved ripped jacket and black shorts, complete with garter belts and black knee-high boots.

Sporting spiky blonde hair, the radiant and cheerful Lam was greeted by screaming fans, most of whom were in their late 20s to early 40s.

She wowed the crowd with her sleek dance moves and crisp powerful vocals as she switched smoothly from emotive love songs to fast dance segments and back to ballads again.

The 42-year-old got everyone on his feet in fast-paced Cantonese song Run For Cover as she turned up the heat with a sexy African-style tribal dance, complete with back-up dancers.

However, it was in her love ballads that the popular diva truly glowed.

Familiar favourites such as Lovers’ Tears and Chilled Wind were what fans had come for and the diva returned to her usual low-key style when crooning these crowd-pleasers.

Staying true to what she had promised when she came to promote her concert here in late August, Lam brought a little present for her Singaporean fans – a customised Mandarin medley of five slow classic love songs.

The affable vocalist said she handpicked the songs as she knew that her fans here loved them, which drew cheers from the audience. The singer seemed genuinely touched by the warm reception as by the time she sang At Least There Was You, tears welled up in her eyes.

Chatting with the audience in a mix of Mandarin, English and Cantonese, she made sure she covered all sides of the stage to acknowledge fans.

She also obliged them with a second encore after singing Goodbye Sadness and Clang Rose, returning to the stage with English song I Swear.

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