TTV’s production of the 21st Golden Melody Awards hasn’t received much love ever since it aired last Saturday. Despite all the criticisms, it still managed to score the best ratings in GMA history with an average of 5.2%, attracting over 5.6 million viewers. The most-watched segment was Best Mandarin Female Singer with 7.51%, while speeches by government officials (including Vice President Vincent Siew) was the lowest rated at 3.18%.
TTV's production and the awards themselves received plenty of complaints as expected. However, the red carpet was its biggest failure as stars and designer clothing drenched in the rain. The 4-hour show was filled with numerous long-winded presenters, as well as some questionable performances—Most noticeably the return of singer Monique Lin (林慧萍) after a long hiatus. She was criticized for sounding nowhere close to what she used to be.
In related news, David Tao was reportedly too drunk to realize he had won Best Mandarin Male Singer at the GMA’s. He was said to be spotted with a woman at a food court in Singapore on the night of the show. Surprisingly, the singer issued a statement today refuting that claim. He stated he was in fact having dinner with the music director of his concert, Wu Qing Long (吳慶隆), and his wife in Singapore, followed by attending a musical together.
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