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Ordinary citizens to sing NDP 2013 theme song

Published on May 10, 2013 7:06 AM
 
(First row from left) Nicholas Chin, 20, April Kong Min Qi, 25, Syaiful Ariffin Bin Abdul Rahman, 22, Zainul Mustaqueen, 22. (Back row from left) Deborah Goh, 21, NDP 2013 Creative Director Selena Tan, Chairman NDP Exco BG Perry Lim, and Dania Darwisyan Bintu Aslam, 21. It will not be Kit Chan, Taufik Batisah or Stefanie Sun singing the theme song at this year's National Day Parade (NDP). A band of 68 singers will take the stage instead, including Syaiful Ariffin Abdul Rahman and Dania Darwisyan Aslam. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN

IT WILL not be Kit Chan, Taufik Batisah or Stefanie Sun singing the theme song at this year's National Day Parade (NDP).

A band of 68 singers will take the stage instead, including Syaiful Ariffin Abdul Rahman and Dania Darwisyan Aslam.

Don't recognise the names? That is because the parade wants ordinary Singaporeans to occupy centre stage, as part of its theme "Many Stories... One Singapore".

Mr Syaiful, 22, and Ms Dania, 21, met as students at ITE College East, and formed the vocal group Heartvox with four others. They will perform with other members of the public in a segment dubbed Sing A Nation during the parade.

 
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