Malaysian Chinese singer and songwriter, Penny Tai, just had a very unforgettable experience after she invited a fan to sing a line from one of her songs during a concert in China.
Tai, who was born in Segamat, Johor, Malaysia on April 22, 1978, recently held a concert in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei province.
The 39-year-old singer began her rise to fame in 1999 when she was first offered a contract by EMI Music and soon moved to Taiwan to pursue her music career. The next year, in February 2000, she released her first-ever self-titled album, “Penny”.
Tai then skyrocketed to fame with “Ni Yao De Ai” (“The Love You Want” or “你要的愛”), which was used as the closing theme song for the hit Taiwanese romance drama “Liu xing hua yuan”, known worldwide as “Meteor Garden.”
In her recent Wuhan concert, Tai was totally caught off guard when she called one of her fans seated in the front row to sing a line from her 2001 song “Zen Yang” (“How” or “怎樣”) from the album of the same title.
However, it was clear that the man was not totally prepared for his moment in the spotlight.
Instead of nailing the song, he suddenly burst into laughter right in the middle of it. His laugh ended up being so contagious that others quickly joined in — including the songstress herself!
Tai was trying so hard not to roll on the floor laughing that she literally had to pinch, squeeze, and slap her thigh just to take her mind off it to finish the song.
“I regret that so much,” she said after the song in front of the hysterical crowd. “It has been 18 years since my debut. This is the first time to sing while pinching my self.”
The funny clip then became an internet meme soon after it was posted on China’s popular social media platform, Weibo.
Watch the whole version of the song and concert below — note, the fun part starts at the 3:30 time mark.
Images via YouTube / 咪咕官方频道 MiGu Official Channel