Elizabeth Tan Can’t Sing #AJL30
It’s amazing how far Elizabeth Tan has come in her career. First song, and she made it to Anugerah Juara Lagu, the highest rated music competition in Malaysia. She did not win.. We did not expect too, we know the competition and what each person is capable off.
For the longest time, Elizabeth has been effected by what people on twitter have been saying about her. ‘Elizabeth Tan Can’t Sing’ but today, she has put it behind her. She now realises that people are going to condemn her simply because she has taken some limelight away from their other idols and that is probably not Ok for many.
Just some facts, Elizabeth made it to AJL by selection of Professional Juries, which i had the opportunity to speak to a few whom highlighted to me that they were also worried at first as there has been so much negative comments about her ability to sing live. But they were all happy with her performance in the semifinals and complimented that she has really improved.
Now, the truth is, every singer is different in their own way. You cannot compare Norah Jones to Celine Dion. You cannot compare Yuna to Taylor Swift. You cannot compare Justin Bieber to Pavarotti. Just because you do not like them, it doesn’t mean that they are not good. The music of Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Carly Rae are music that the new generation can relate too and that is why they have a big following. It’s just like during my time where i support Green Day & Oasis and think they are better than Metallica & Bon Jovi. It’s a generation gap. I do not understand Justin Bieber still i’m inspired by how his career has become what it is today.
So, to Elizabeth Tan, who would probably almost get a heart attack when she saw the title of my post, you’re a gem. I never once doubted that. Never once. I hope that you will be able to keep your head up high and believe in yourself. You are meant for great things. I don’t know how to say these things to you being your boss and all.. so i decided to write about it. You have inspired hundreds of thousands of people in Malaysia. And god willing, you will continue too.
I believe in you. Elizabeth Tan. I do.
Melakaboy, Jan 2016
PS : Haters can continue hating. Please hate my post too. I’m ok with it. Your hatred fuels my passion. 🙂