Kuching-born songstress Jessie Chung held the Love Unity Concert to raise funds for the Dr Jessie Chung Cancer Fund, Rainbow Home, Shelther Home and the National Cancer Council.
“It has always been my dream to do a personal and meaningful concert for fundraising. I hope to convey positive messages through my songs and books,” she said.
“I wish to spread the message of ‘love’ and ‘hope’ to the audience. These two words have been my pillars of strength to overcome obstacles in life. To the cancer patients, don’t give up as there is rainbow after pouring rain.”
Chung left the 2000-strong audience mesmerised with her choice of 25 Chinese, English, Japanese and Malay songs.
“My pulse was racing on stage because there were many who came to support the cause. There were also many I was meeting for the first time … I did not know if the performance would suit their taste.
“However, as the show went on, the crowd seemed to like it, judging from their cheers and applause.”
The highlights of the evening included special appearances by pop divas Fauziah Latiff and Ziana Zain.
Fauziah serenaded the crowd with her hit song Teratai Layu di Tasik Madu and grooved to her upbeat number Resah, and Ziana kept them spellbound with her original song Dingin and her rendition of Alicia Key’s Girl on Fire.
After taking the local music scene by storm in the early ’90s, the veterans proved they can still hold their own in the current entertainment scene.
For Fauziah, it has been three years since she last performed in a concert.
“I’m still involved in the entertainment industry but I perform more at company events,” she said.
“I feel honoured to be part of the concert because there is so much love around. I’ve known Jessie for a long time and her efforts to help cancer patient are remarkable.”
Ziana continues to stand out as one of Malaysia’s favourite entertainers.
“I’m happy to be part of this concert as I’ve always supported charitable causes. I have friends who have been diagnosed with cancer and I admire their strong will and ability to go on. I would like to show my support through this concert as I feel it is one of the best ways to raise funds for those in need,” she said.
Chung, who was accompanied by the Gig and Code dancers, also wooed the crown by introducing her wushu team in a jaw-dropping choreography, armed with different weapons.