The Beginning of Stardom
For those who want to become singers one day, here is a little secret how Elson became one. He was discovered by his manager by chance when he was junior college and was set to become a model until his company held an audition to search for new voices.
“My manager told me to give it a shot, and that was how my music journey started,” he explains.
Juggling work and school was not easy for the then 18-year-old, but the support from his school and family was a definite plus.
Elson is a fan of both Jay Chou and Wang Lee Hom for their presentation of songs and musical styles.
“I like the way they present their songs and their music styles - Listening to their songs, one can feel the heartbreaks and happiness that the song is trying to express,” he says. “On top of that, they are also very all-rounded artistes. Not only can they sing, they also can host, act, dance, compose, direct and have their own businesses,” he adds.
The boyish singer, who once blogged about bringing his mother for a manicure on his website, cited another reason why he admires these singers. The reason being – The singers educate in their songs. “Jay Chou promotes filial piety in his songs like <聽媽媽的話> and Lee Hom raised awareness for saving the earth in his song and album <改變自己>,” he explains.
“I think this is really important as an artiste. To be able to help change the way people look at the world is a good thing.”
His reasoning definitely makes him a role model for his fans.
On His Fans
With over 30,000 likes on Elson’s Facebook page, it is evident that Elson has no lack of fans.
“There were a few instances where I found letters, food and other stuff outside my house. I wouldn’t think they are crazy, in fact I think it's quite sweet,” he says.
There was one particular gift that was ‘memorable’ for Elson – A bag full of newly bought underwear! “It was
Elson is thankful though, for his fans to be on this journey with him. “All their encouragement and support are my motivation to push myself further and work harder.” He says. “Thank you so much for believing in me and supporting my music!”
(All his fan girls are going “Awww...”)
For more information on Elson, visit the following websites:
Elson’s official FB page : https://www.facebook.com/elsonsohyq
by Melissa Fu