Apparently, Channel 8 is now showing The 4th Annual China-Singapore Lip Sync Variety Show or 第四届中国新加坡大型对嘴歌会。
Ok, maybe that's not the EXACT title.
My family and extended family sit, transfixed, marveling at how orbit the costumes, stage and lighting effects are.
It contrasts very nicely with the plastic stools that the audience are sitting on.
In one particular segment, five very talented Malay acapella singers perform a number, and then are joined by a Mediacorp actress who obviously cannot sing (not even lip sync could help her). It is painful to watch but like a horrific accident, we cannot look away.
The male host from China with the bouffant hairdo makes a joke about the Sikh costumes that four Chinese Singapore artistes are wearing after they did a Sikh dance.
There is even a singer who had two thirds of my name: 李健。 Surreal.
And then there are the kung fu pandas wielding nunchuks…
I am so glad the government stopped collecting tv licence fees from us.