This year's National Day Parade just got a new highlight added to the list.
Homegrown Mandopop superstars JJ Lin and Stefanie Sun will be performing an English version of 'Stay With You' this weekend at NDP 2020, in conjunction with Singapore's 55th National Day. This performance will mark the first time both artists are performing in a duet, although they both have performed in SG50's NDP individually.
Co-written by the pair, 'Stay With You' was initially released in January in Mandarin, as a hearfelt anthem that resonates with frontline workers in light of the pandemic that struck the world ever since. 'Stay With You' sets a rather retrospective mood with the beautiful harmonisation of the cello, together with the classical piano and guitar chords in the background.
This year's National Day Parade, JJ Lin and Stefanie Sun will be performing 'Stay With You' as part of the evening musical acts on 9 August, which will run from 7PM. As Lin is currently based in Taiwan, he will be performing remotely with Sun, who is based in Singapore.
"2020 has been a difficult year for us all. I hope that this special rendition of 'Stay With You' can kindle a sense of togetherness no matter where we are," said JJ Lin in his Instagram post.
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2020 has been a difficult year for us all. I hope that this special rendition of “Stay With You” can kindle a sense of togetherness no matter where we are. Tune in this Sunday 8/9 7pm to celebrate Singapore’s birthday, come experience our duet performance dedicated to the unsung heroes in our lives! Stef @stefsunyanzi and I will always “Stay With You”! 2020 對我們所有人而言，是艱難的。不論身在何處，希望這首「Stay With You」（英文版）能夠帶給大家心靈的慰藉，始終陪伴。8月9日是新加坡的生日，在這特別的日子，燕姿和我將隔空為國家慶生，也感謝這些日子以來辛勞為社會大眾默默貢獻的各界前線人員。我們會一直「Stay With You」! 8/9 19:00 🔗 http://mewatch.sg/ndp2020 @ndpeeps #NDP2020 #OurHeartsforSG #TogetherStrongerSG
"As we look forward to celebrate as a nation in these trying times, JJ and I would like to show our appreciation through this English rendition of 'Stay With You'," said Sun on Instagram. "To the people who have stayed where they are most needed and kept us safe, thank you. Together we are stronger."
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As we look forward to celebrate as a nation in these trying times, JJ @jjlin and I would like to show our appreciation through this English rendition of “Stay With You”. To the people who have stayed where they are most needed and kept us safe, thank you. Together we are stronger. 我们即将迎接一个不太一样的国庆日，在这个特殊的期间，我和 JJ 希望藉由英文版的 “Stay With You” 表达我们的敬意和感谢。 致坚守岗位，守护着大家的每一个人。谢谢你。 让我们同心协力，一起走到。 #NDP2020 #OurHeartsforSG #TogetherStrongerSG Check out @ndpeeps for the show guide info on 6 Aug.
Following their performance at NDP2020, 'Stay With You' will be digitally released on streaming platforms from 10PM on 9 August. This year's NDP2020 Show will be broadcasted live from The Star Performing Arts Theatre, unlike the usual NDP venues such as The Padang or The Float @ Marina Bay.
Watch the broadcast of NDP2020's evening music performances on all Mediacorp free-to-air channels from 7PM or catch the livestream on NDPeeps Youtube channel here: