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Talent Show

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Hey, SSN09 Insider Eric is here! So yesterday was SUNSHINE NATION 2009 Talent Show and it was a blast! I have never seen so much screaming fans, and they are all here for me! LOL just joking… they are there to support our 10 Sunshine Boyz and Girlz. Technically the talent was the first time the general public can see our 10 Sunshine Boyz and Girlz in person, so everyone were kinda curious to see how they actually look like in person, and see what kinda talent they can bring to the table. The Talent Show started with a short catwalk in pairs, and then the 10 Sunshine Boyz and Girlz took turns to introduce themselves to the audience. They all improved so much since the first time I have seen them practicing this part. Self introduction is not just standing behind a microphone and talk pointlessly. First, you have to make the script engaging and persuade those who don’t know you personally to like you, and ultimately vote for you in the Brian Jessel BMW People’s Choice Award at our Sunshine Nation website! They all had a blast on stage and everyone loved them! I wish I am the one on stage making every girl in the audience falling in love with me…

Anyway… my main role at the Talent Show is to be a stage crew, so I had to keep going back and forth to get stuff and move stuff… we were fast, OK! But talking about fast, the speed of the 10 Sunshine Boyz and Girlz changing was even faster! After the aforementioned self introduction, they had to perform their talent. They were definitely speedy when it comes to changing from costume to costume, and some of the girls even managed to pull off a change in hair style! Amazing!!! I better ask Cindy, who was helping the girls getting changed, how things are done behind the scene. That aside, all 10 Sunshine Boyz and Girlz are definitely amazingly talented. Reika played “beast piano” (she said her friends gave her that name), Jeffrey played a classical x pop piece on the keyboard, while Basil played the keyboard and sang at the same time. Two of them stomped the stage with dance – Alex did Paso Doble and Ivy a hip-hop number. Grace and Angel mesmerized everyone with singing passionate ballets.  Iver and Jack both rocked the stage with electric guitar while Julia wowed the audiences with a classical piece with Pi-pa.

Besides bringing you the latest news as the SUNSHINE NATION Insider and helping out with moving props, I also got to perform! The guys (James, Kelvin, Felix, and Sam of AM1470 and myself) were the IN-BOYS and we had a little dance off against the GO-GIRLS (Mandy of AM1470, Huxiao, April, and Jessica of FM96.1, and Sunshine Girlz Champion 2008 Anna). We all had a blast! That’s all from the talent show, and we hope to see you all at the Finale on August 28th! Tickets are still available as of the time of this posting so make sure to get tickets before they ran out! Drop by between office hours at our office in Aberdeen Centre to get tickets or call (604) 295-1234 for detail. That’s all I have for now! I will be back~!!!

Sunshine Nation Celebrates its 11th Season With Their Own Take on “High School Musical”

Friday, August 21st, 2009


For the past 10 years, over 100 Sunshine Boyz and Girlz have been given the opportunity to shine on the Sunshine Nation stage.  This year, the organizers of this famed talent search were inspired by the dynamic performances in “High School Musical” and thought it a fitting theme for this year’s contest. On August 28th, the ten finalists of Sunshine Nation 2009, a.k.a. the Class of 2009, will graduate from their intensive training with a magnificent stage production, trying to win over the judges with their energy, talent and charisma. 

The Finalists

This year the Sunshine Nation finalists are the youngest in history, with an average age of 17.5 years old.  Despite their youth, they are extremely talented:  Alex is a ballroom dancer, Angel writes songs, Basil has a love for playing piano, Ivy is a hip-hop dancer, Grace is gifted in picking up new languages, Iver is an aircraft maintenance engineer, Jack is a basketball player, Jeffrey is a multi-instrumentalist, Julia plays pipa and Reika is fluent in Japanese. 

Since they were selected at the end of June, the ten finalists have been taking modeling, dancing, acting and fitness classes in preparation for upcoming events. On Aug 10th, they impressed the media at a Press Conference at the Stone Grill Restaurant in Vancouver.  Following that, the energetic young pack made their way over to the Vancouver Aquarium where they visited the two-month old beluga calf and her mother, Aurora.

Then this Saturday, August 22nd, the public will have a preview of their talents at the Crystal Mall.  The Sunshine Nation Talent Show is expected to attract hundreds of audience members with one winning a cell phone in a contest sponsored by Rogers Wireless.

According to the organizers, having the Sunshine Boyz and Girlz participating in these publicity events is essential.  It is quite obvious that the teenage contestants are gaining experience and confidence every time they put themselves in front of a live audience.

The Final Contest

The Sunshine Nation 2009 finale–where this year’s winners will be determined–is going to be held at Michael J. Fox Theatre on Friday, August 28th, at 8pm.  To ride on the success of “High School Musical”, the show will be a 2-hour production of singing, dancing, acting and even a tribute to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop.  There’s no doubt the ten Sunshine Boyz and Girlz, costumed in hip and chic school uniforms, will give the best performances of their lives.

“HotCha”–a Hong Kong Canto-pop trio, will be the special performers for the event.  Regan, Crystal & Winkie were born to be dancers. Performing a repertoire of up-beat and energetic songs since their beginnings in 2007, in only two years time, “HotCha” have won numerous musical awards, including “Favorite Female Group” and “Best Group Performance of the Year”.

Judges for this year’s finale will be Comic Productions / Meteor Garden Production representative, Fiona Sze; Manager of Neway Star Artiste Management Ltd., Joey Wong; renowned actress and beauty pageant winner, Cher Yeung; and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Fairchild Radio, George Lee. They will determine who becomes Sunshine Boyz Champion, Sunshine Girlz Champion, and who recieves the Music Talent Award. The People’s Choice Award will be determined ahead of time by an on-line voting system. Tickes are now on sale at Fairchild Radio at Unit 2090-4151 Hazelbridge Way in Richmond.

Audience Participation

The organizers of Sunshine Nation made a giant step this year by utilizing the most popular Internet networking sites—Youtube, Facebook and Twitter—to incorporate direct & interactive communication into the audience’s experience.   The official websites and are loaded with beautiful pictures, TV commercials, behind-the-scene footages and outtakes, personal information and self-introduction videos of the Sunshine finalists. Each of the Sunshine Boyz and Girlz has his or her own blog and has posted a lot of funny and intimate comments and photos to share with his or her fans. 

Also, anyone can log onto the official websites and vote for their favorite in the Brian Jessel BMW People’s Choice Award, and get a chance to win a $300 cash certificate at the BMW Gift Shop.

About Sunshine Nation

Organized by Fairchild Radio and Comic Productions / Meteor Garden Production, the Sunshine Nation Contest is an annual event giving deserving young people of Asian heritage the opportunity to embark on careers in the entertainment business by giving them exposure and performance coaching, as well as valuable prizes.  Along with their moment in the spotlight, they are also in the attention of talent scouts looking for the next Asian superstar, so the possibilities are endless!

For more information please call 604-295-1234.

Sunshine Boyz and Girlz 健美體態的秘密!
Sunshine Boyz and Girlz staying in shape: the secret

Friday, August 21st, 2009

誰說要知道Sunshine Nation的最新情報「只要跟蹤著Eric就可以了」?!是跟著我Cindy才對!大家好,我是「幕後情報員」Cindy。你看那個Eric就只會替他的節目打廣告(這算是公器私用嗎?),我才是替各位網友帶來情報,稱職的Insider!

我就知道Sunshine Nation大會為了替各Boyz and Girlz塑造完美體態,於決賽夜當晚閃亮踏上舞台,特別安排了他們到O2 West Personal Fitness Studio接受一連串的體格訓練。既然是Sunshine Nation 2009的「大會指定健身顧問」,O2 West 的設備自然是達到國際一流的水準!他們的好些設備還是iPod ready的哦!邊健身邊還可以用自己的iPod聽喜歡的音樂。而Studio裡面還設有Wi-Fi,我在追蹤情報的時候還可以立刻上網查看Sunshine Nation官方Twitter的最新訊息。

想到O2 West Personal Fitness Studio健身的朋友,可以到他們的網站看看哦!
Who said  you only need to follow Eric for the latest news of Sunshine Nation? No Way! You guys should follow meeee. Hi everyone, I’m Cindy from AM1470, YOUR only reliable source for SSN Insiders’ news. Look, that Eric only advertises for himself and his show here. I am the one who truly gathers information for you guys.

Every week, our Sunshine boyz and girlz follow their managers to O2 West Personal Fitness Studio, our official fitness consultant, to stay in shape. That is why when you get to see them in the finale, they all look gorgeous! I followed them to the studio last week, and wow, O2 West is definitely an international-standard studio! Many of their equipments are even iPod-Ready, so you get to listen to your favorite music while you are working out. What’s more, the studio has Wi-Fi, so I could even check the tweets on SSN’s official twitter.

Interested in visiting O2 West? Take a look at their website:

We show our faces now!

Friday, August 21st, 2009

好了好了,你們詢問關於我們是誰的訊息還真是有夠多的!好吧,現在就告訴你吧!我是FM96.1 DJ Eric連文齊,這次被選為「幕後情報員」其中一位。至於另一位,就是那個我不知道叫她作「搭當」還是「死對頭」才好的AM1470 DJ Cindy廖家泳。… 她總是愛跟我搶消息!不過沒關係,你們追蹤著我的報導就可以了….

雖然我們沉寂了好一段時間,但其實我們從10位Sunshine Boyz and Girlz被挑選好開始就一直收集了不少情報,也做了不少採訪,現在會慢慢在官方網站這裡發放出來。好好緊貼著Sunshine Nation「幕後情報員」的報導啦!


Alright alright, you guys are sooooo curious about who we are. So we tell you now. I’m Eric from FM96.1. Very excited to be one of the “SSN Insiders”. My partner… or my competitor is Cindy from AM1470. She’s my competitor because she ALWAYS fights with me for SSN’s news. Well tell you what, you only need to follow MEEEEEEEE for the latest news of Sunshine Nation 2009….

We’ve been a bit quiet earlier. In fact, we’ve been gathering lots of news and information for you guys to follow. From now on we’ll be posting more and more news here, so stay with us to discover more!

A little advertisement here: the show I host at FM96.1 is called “961 Yin Yue He (961音樂盒)”, aires every Thursday night at 12:00AM (midnight Friday).  Remember to listen to my show!

Sunshine Boyz and Girlz 自我介紹短片登場!
Self-Intro Videos of our boyz and girlz!

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Sunshine Nation 10位Boyz and Girlz的自我介紹短片隆重登場!看過照片、Blogs還不夠嗎?看看他們的真人發聲、親自現身的自我介紹吧!短片已加入他們的個人檔案裡,看過之後,你便大概可以決定將你《Brian Jessel BMW我最喜愛Sunshine大獎》神聖的一票投給誰啦!

Self-Intro videos of our boyz and girlz are up! If you are still looking for more after reading their profiles and blogs, watch the clips and see how they introduce themselves in front of the camera! After that, you should have a better idea on who you should vote for in “Brian Jessel BMW People’s Choice Award”… Videos can be found in their individual profiles.


Hotcha 提提您 她們將會現身Sunshine Nation!
Hotcha greets fans of Sunshine Nation!

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

特別表演嘉賓Hotcha親自面向鏡頭提提你她們將會現身溫哥華,於Sunshine Nation 2009決賽夜載歌載舞。看看她們如何形容Sunshine Nation是一個怎麼樣的比賽!
Guest performers Hotcha look at the camera and tell you that they will come to Vancouver and perform at Sunshine Nation 2009’s Finale!

Hotcha 提提您 她們將會現身Sunshine Nation!
Hotcha greets fans of Sunshine Nation!

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

特別表演嘉賓Hotcha親自面向鏡頭提提你她們將會現身溫哥華,於Sunshine Nation 2009決賽夜載歌載舞。看看她們如何形容Sunshine Nation是一個怎麼樣的比賽!
Guest performers Hotcha look at the camera and tell you that they will come to Vancouver and perform at Sunshine Nation 2009’s Finale!

[n] buy tickets and help

Monday, August 17th, 2009

救助台灣水災災民 Sunshine Nation門票收益將撥捐賑災之用
All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to help victims in Taiwan

Monday, August 17th, 2009


風雨無情,人間有愛。為幫助台灣莫拉克風災災民,加拿大中文電台決定將Sunshine Nation 2009所有門票收益撥捐作賑災之用。現在你也可以出一分力,向災民伸出援手。購買Sunshine Nation 2009門票,除了可以現場感受精采的比賽過程,欣賞香港新一代青春跳舞組合Hotcha載歌載舞,見證新一代Sunshine Boyz和Sunshine Girlz的誕生之外,更可以做善事,幫助這次風災有需要的人。


Sunshine Nation CARES. As part of the global community, Fairchild Radio has decided that all proceeds from the ticket sales of Sunshine Nation 2009 will be donated to help the victims of typhoon Morakot in Taiwan. So now YOU can help. Buy tickets to watch Sunshine Nation 2009, enjoy the spectacular performances of our finalists and guest performers Hotcha, and contribute to the donation that will help the victims in Taiwan.

Tickets are $30 each. You may buy tickets at Fairchild Radio’s office at Aberdeen Centre in Richmond. Click here to see the address.

[n] new promotion artworks

Monday, August 17th, 2009