Saturday, September 5, 2015

Thai Teenager LangGa LaMu: Teresa Deng Reincarnated?

Update: 11th Jan 2016 Chen Jia And LangGa Lamu: Who Is Better

I have written about Chen Jia whose voice sounds uncannily like Teresa Deng's.

But some believe that 16 years old Thai teenager LangGa LaMu 朗嘎拉娒 may be the reincarnation of Teresa Deng herself!

Whether that is so or not is another
thing altogether.

Whatever, the Thai teenager sure reminds one of Teresa Deng.

Her face, her mannerism, her voice, the way she sings, the way she carries herself and even the way she smiles do indeed remind one so much of Teresa Deng

It seemed that at age 7, when she first heard 'Tian Mi Mi" she told her parents that it was her own song and that she could sing it along with the other songs of Teresa Deng in the CD that her father had brought home, after only listening to them a few times, even though she didn't know Mandarin nor could speak it.



LaMu didn't make it the first time she participated in the Voice of China contest as seen in the above video

She came through the second time around.

She has since gone further in the Voice of China Season 4 Contest

Although it is good for LaMu to eventually develop her own style and sing her own songs, fans of Teresa Deng would surely  hope that that won't prevent the talented Thai teenager from continuing to sing her idol's songs and thus help to carry on the Teresa Deng legacy.

Very few people can sing like Teresa Deng. And the Thai teenager is still only so young!


Update : 1st, Oct 2015

LangGa LaMu has now been eliminated from The Voice of China Season 4.

But never mind, because the taste nowadays is for the more contemporary stuff like rap and those who can shout and scream and rasp better than the others.

It is just the reality of the music scene today.

LaMu has a beautiful, natural, clear, warm, sweet and lucent voice much like Teresa Deng's. And if I may say so, LaMu sings with a deeper passion.

LangGa LaMu is also able to deal with other genres and she seems to sing even better and with much less effort and struggle than the original singers if the duet she did with Jay Chou is any indication.

With the voice and talent she possesses, there is no need for LaMu to take part in singing contests because if truth be told, there is little chance of her progressing far in today's dos, where loud and brash is favoured and entertainment means doing crazy things with your voice and prancing around like a demon. (Not that I am against the last, entertainment is what it means to the individual and variety is the spice of life)

LangGa LaMu should get someone to write songs for her and sing her own songs with her own natural voice - never mind that it sounds like her idol's. I am sure she will be able to build up a new fan base even as the legions of Teresa Deng fans across the world continue to root for her.

Long after the other voices have faded, voices like Teresa Deng's and LangGa Lamu's will still pull a cord in our hearts and remind us that a voice to remember is a voice to remember.

29 Oct: I just have to include the video below of La Mu at 9 or 10 years of age (If I am not mistaken) already singing like a pro and with such poise for one so young. One of the songs she sang was the Hokkein (Min Nan ) number 'Siou Bak Chang' (Hot freshly steamed meat dumplings)

(Watch On Youtube)

6 comments:

  1. Very accurate assessment of LaMu's potentials

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Andy Sleeter. Hope La Mu finds her way.

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  2. Life as Australian PR

    She is Teresa Teng's legacy?. Sorry I don't dislike her but do not agree she is reincarnation of Teresa Teng as she described when she sat on TT's reading chair. Somehow it was all made up. It is better for her to be herself. She put herself in a very difficult and stressful position if she continues to claim she is the reborn of TT. The 4 heavenly kings sang like the Aaron Kwok, Leon Lai, Andy lau and Jacky Cheung and they copied the way they talk, dance and sing so much alike. Just because lamu is able to do the same for Terea Teng does not make her any difference from the these 4 who imitated the original 4 heavenly kings from HK.

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  3. As a matter of fact, she never claimed or told anyone she was "the reborn of TT", If you got any evidence, please show me. I do really want her to claim to be reincarnation of TT, lots of her fans around the world would be delighted!

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  4. Zz You are very narrow mind.She never claimed that she was the reborn of TT .Open your eyes see the world and be optimistic mind like Andy Sleeter. I do not know Andy and know about VV LangGa LaMu from my Taiwanese Friend,
    I live in America for over 40 Years.

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  5. Thank you so much sir! It is beautifully written!


    劍峯

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