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Legendary Hong Kong singer Paula Tsui's lasting star power

Paula Tsui has been performing for more than 45 years, but retirement is not on the cards

Published on Jul 17, 2014 2:02 PM

Legendary Hong Kong singer Paula Tsui is such a huge star that she can pretty much get any of her A-list celebrity compatriots to make guest appearances at her shows.

Her concerts held in Hong Kong earlier this year featured the likes of Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng and even veteran Taiwanese star Fei Yu-ching.

So is getting them to join her on stage as easy as making a quick phone call?

She is coy. Speaking to Life! in fluent Mandarin ahead of her concert here next month, the elegant 65-year-old says carefully: "I think in general, most stars would be okay with performing at my concerts. But I won't just call them up and ask them to come, because they could be busy, or are too shy to say no.

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Stars on Paula Tsui

'How come Paula Tsui's looks never changed after all these years? I must go on a pilgrimage and find out how she does it to stay so beautiful.'

Andy Lau, 52, actor

'I often pick Paula Tsui's songs when I'm singing karaoke and know her music well. So when I had to pretend to be her in the music video for Baxing Baoxi, I didn't even need to refer to her old video clips to know how to imitate her.'

Charlene Choi, 31, actress and singer

'Paula Tsui looks beautiful and her voice is lovely - anything that she sings always sounds so good.'

Kenneth Ma, 40, TVB actor

'I used to host variety show Enjoy Yourself Tonight and Paula Tsui came on as a guest a number of times. I would always treat her as if I were a fan. In fact, I have all her albums."

Jaime Chik, 52, actress and wife of actor Michael Miu Kiu Wai

'When I was young, my mother loved Tsui's songs and would always play them. There is something about her voice that you can't help but want to listen to it. Even though times have changed, you will still be charmed by her."

Deep Ng, 31, singer and actor