Taiwanese singer-host Hao Hao wins best male at annual Getai Awards

Taiwanese getai entertainer Hao Hao was named the best male getai singer at the annual Shin Min-Wanbao Getai Awards 2015 on Sunday.
Taiwanese getai entertainer Hao Hao was named the best male getai singer at the annual Shin Min-Wanbao Getai Awards 2015 on Sunday. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

SINGAPORE - Taiwanese singer-host Hao Hao was crowned the best male getai singer at the annual Shin Min-Wanbao Getai Awards 2015 on Sunday night.

The best female getai singer prize went to Zhong Jing Ling, 52.

Organised by Singapore Press Holdings' Chinese evening newspapers Shin Min Daily News and Lianhe Wanbao, 31 awards were handed out to honour the best talents in the getai industry. The awards include the top 20 most popular getai artistes, most popular newcomer and best costume .

This year, there is a new category of award titled Contribution award to recognise the contributions of getai artistes who have been in the scene for more than 40 years.

It was won by the Ming Zhu Sisters - Choo Li Li and her elder sister Choo Leng Leng, both 52. Mr Huang Qing Yuan, 70, also received the other Contribution award.

About 6,000 people packed the exhibition hall at Suntec to catch the getai performances and almost $170,000 was raised through ticket sales and donations.

The cheque was presented to President Tony Tan for the President's Challenge, an annual fundraising initiative.