Singers turn mentors in music project

Established artists pair up with budding talents in second season of The Great Singapore Replay to create 10 new songs

One of the newbie singersongwriters jazz singer Joanna Dong (left) worked with was Namie (right).
One of the newbie singersongwriters jazz singer Joanna Dong (left) worked with was Namie (right).PHOTOS: THE GREAT SINGAPORE REPLAY
Other mentors include Shabir (left), winner of singing contest Vasantham Star 2005, and Sezairi (right), winner of Singapore Idol in 2009.
Other mentors include Shabir (left), winner of singing contest Vasantham Star 2005, and Sezairi (right), winner of Singapore Idol in 2009.PHOTOS: THE GREAT SINGAPORE REPLAY

Despite having achieved regional success, jazz singer Joanna Dong has never felt she was good enough to be a mentor to newer singers.

All that changed with the second season of The Great Singapore Replay (TGSR), a home-grown music initiative that pairs up established artists with budding young talents.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2020, with the headline 'Singers turn mentors in music project'. Subscribe