Show Review

[COVER] A Star-Studded Awards Show at StarHub Night of Stars in Singapore

Li Meixian

| December 26, 2018

Held last Saturday (22 Dec) at the Sands Theatre in Marina Bay Sands, the inaugural StarHub Night of Stars saw 34 artistes from Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, China and Singapore making an appearance at the prestigious awards ceremony that celebrates the best of Asian entertainment on StarHub TV.

Among the attendees were veteran Hong Kong stars Joe Ma, Benz Hui, Chinese actress Qin Lan, Taiwanese actors Jasper Liu and Derek Chang, Korean sensation Lee Joon Gi, singer Jeong Sewoon, K-pop groups Cosmic Girls and A.C.E, and many more.

As first-time attendees at an awards ceremony, A.C.E brought home the 2018 StarHub Best Newcomer Award and performed two of their hits, “Cactus” and “Take Me Higher” to much fanfare. They also delivered a touching speech and thanked their agency and fans for the award.

“Thinking back on our trainee days, we always had our goals written on the wall and imagined ourselves standing on the big stage to receive an award like this. We can’t believe that this valuable and meaningful award has been awarded to us, and we are really thankful to our fans, staff and family members for standing by us even when we have nothing. Our agency’s president believed in us, paved the road for us, and worked hard with us all these while, hence we are really grateful from the bottom of our hearts.

If you guys did not choose us, we will not be here today. We’re the ones receiving the award but it’s all because of the love and support we’ve received since debut, and we’ll never forget these memories. We will work harder to show you a better side of A.C.E in 2019.” — A.C.E

In Singapore for the second time this year, Jeong Sewoon nabbed the 2018 StarHub Best Asian Drama OST Award with the original soundtrack (“It’s You”) that he sung for the hit Korean drama, “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim”.

He belted out two songs that evening, “It’s You” and “Just U“, and added that he was honored to have worked with a good drama, and will return with better music in the upcoming year.

After dropping two hot performances “Secret” and “Save Me, Save You“, K-pop girl group Cosmic Girls (WJSN) was announced as the winner for the 2018 StarHub Most Charismatic Performance Award, where the members took turns to thank their fans from all over the world for this achievement.

The awards ceremony was concluded with an award presentation to Lee Joon Gi, the biggest winner of the night who took home the 2018 StarHub Best Male Asian Star Award for his excellent acting in Lawless Lawyer, one of the highest rated Korean dramas in Korea cable television history.

Thanking his fans for the endless love and support he’d received over the years, the actor revealed that he’ll return to Singapore soon for his Asia Tour in 2019, and asked fans to anticipate his future projects.

StarHub Night of Stars will be premiered on Hub VV Drama (StarHub TV Channel 855) on 13 Jan 2019, 7pm, and will be made available on Hub E City (StarHub TV Channel 111/825) on 19 Jan, 8:45pm and 4 Feb, 4:30pm. Don’t miss the full telecast to find out what other recognition awards were given out to other artistes in attendance!

(Photos: Nicole)


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