In Malaysia, she’s just an ordinary high school student; in China, she’s the darling of Chinese TV singing competition “SING! China” (中国新歌声), formerly known as “The Voice China”.
Penangite Lee Pei Ling (李佩玲), who calls herself Jeryl, is a singing prodigy. Not only did her vocals wowed the judges of “SING!”, but she also made it to the talent show’s top 6 spot, which is an amazing achievement considering that Lee is only 15 year old!
The teenager won the judges’ recognition in the semi-finals with her rendition of Taiwanese pop queen Jolin Tsai’s hit love song, “我知道你很難過” (Translation: I Know You Are Very Sad”).
This is the first time a Malaysian made it into the finals of a Chinese TV singing contest. She will also be going up against Singaporean YouTuber Nathan Hartono in the finals.
In the words of her coach, veteran Chinese vocalist Na Ying (那英), Lee’s way of singing ballads gives out a “spiritual aura”. Other singers in the panel includes Jay Chou (周杰伦), Wang Feng (汪峰), and Harlem Yu (庾澄慶)。
Her performance has yet to be made available online, but here’s the song that got her into Na Ying’s team:
Lee Pei Ling is no stranger to large scale talent shows. When she was only 12 years old, she participated in Taiwan’s “Chinese Million Star” (華人星光大道) and she won the Watercube Singing Contest For Overseas Chinese Teenagers in Beijing last year.