(Macao, September 16 2012) -14 contestants from the hugely-popular The Voice of China reality singing competition, along with the show's four celebrity mentors, attended a press conference in Shanghai Saturday in the lead up to the two The Voice of China gala concerts to be held at The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel on September 21 and 22. Over one hundred members of the press and a public audience of 400 were drawn to meet in-person the key people involved in the mega runaway hit that has already created a huge buzz ahead of its arrival in Macao next week.
Chief Executive Officer of Star China Media Ltd., Tian Ming, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Sands China Ltd., Edward Tracy, spoke to the audience at the 7pm press conference at the stadium of the Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai Songjiang University Town, where second to the last episode of The Voice of China is being filmed. The four mentors for The Voice of China: Liu Huan - China's very own 'King of Pop,' mainland Mandopop singers Na Ying and Yang Kun, and Harlem Yu, the award-winning Taiwanese 'God of Music,' also made appearances at the event to greet the media, as did 14 of the show's contestants.
The partnership between Star China Media Ltd. and The Venetian Macao this September to bring The Voice of China to Macaohas already seen an incredible demand. Tickets for the debut gala concert featuring 28 contestants of the show and the four celebrity mentors at The Venetian Macao's CotaiArena™ sold out within two hours. Due to the overwhelming response, The Venetian Macao and Star China announced an extra concert night featuring the 28 contestants for September 22, but once again, tickets were all gone within a couple of hours after going on sale on September 13.
"The Venetian Macao would like to thank Star China Media Ltd. for partnering with us to bring this mega-hit show to Macao, which is indeed in line with our continuous commitment to develop the city into a world centre of tourism and leisure," said Mr. Tracy. "We are pleased to host the inaugural show of 'The Voice of China" Gala Concert World Tour. We are thrilled to see the incredible response and we sincerely thank the public for their enthusiastic support. We will earnestly continue our tradition of bringing the best in Asian and international superstar events to Macao, as part of our strong entertainment offering aimed at diversifying Macao's tourism industry."
Tian Ming, Chief Executive Officer of Star China Media Ltd., said, "Collaborating again with The Venetian Macao was a natural move for Star China Media Ltd. The Voice of China is a phenomenal programme and has been a resounding success for Star China, and we knew that staging a special show in Macao would be no different, given The Venetian Macao's track record, their professionalism, and the success of our previous partnership on the Star TV China Music Awards at the CotaiArena last April. We are all looking forward to two incredible nights of entertainment for fans of The Voice of China next week in Macao."
Fans and spectators will no doubt be eager to descend on the CotaiArena on September 21 and 22, as they take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience the magic of The Voice of China live and up-close, as the 28 contestants and their four celebrity mentors perform on stage at The Venetian Macao, before the show's highly-anticipated finale on September 30 in Shanghai.
Photo caption:Edward Tracy, President and CEO of Sands China Ltd., delivers his remarks at a press conference in Shanghai Saturday, ahead of two upcoming special concert performances from contestants and mentors of the hit show The Voice of China, to be held at The Venetian Macao's CotaiArena September 21 and 22.
Photo caption:Mentors and contestants of The Voice of China attend a press conference in Shanghai Saturday, ahead of their September 21 and 22 special concerts at The Venetian Macao's CotaiArena.
Photo caption:Performers from The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel entertain at a press conference in Shanghai Saturday, ahead of two upcoming special concert performances from contestants and mentors of the hit show The Voice of China, to be held at The Venetian Macao's CotaiArena September 21 and 22
Entertainment at Sands China Ltd. Properties
Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia's top entertainment destination.
The 15,000-seat CotaiArena™ is the only venue in Asia ranked in Pollstar's Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world's and the region's biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.
The 1800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black-tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury theatre experience like no other in the region.
The 650-seat Sands Macao Hotel theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dancers to modern performances, and from singing troupes to contemporary bands, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.
With an unbeatable diversity, the entertainment offering of Sands China Ltd. is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.