Taiwanese pop musician Wang Leehom to present special performance at Taipei Universiade opening

Taiwan’s pop musician Leehom Wang will present a performance for the Taipei 2017 Universiade’s opening ceremony that will feature technology and inter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s pop musician Wang Leehom (王力宏) will present a performance for the Taipei 2017 Universiade’s opening ceremony on the evening of August 19 that will feature technology and interaction with the audience, according to the organizing committee of the sporting event.

As the countdown to Taipei Universiade continues, preparations and rehearsals for the much-anticipated opening ceremony continue.

Wang has been invited to perform as the special guest to start the opening ceremony. He has remixed one of the songs from his up-coming new album, which will be released next month. “I am really honored to perform at the Universiade opening ceremony and really look forward to promoting Taipei’s soft power to the world through music alongside more than 100 professional performers.” Wang said.

Wang began preparing for the performance two months ago, according to the organizing committee. He has also spent NT$1 million (about US$33,000) on dazzling costumes for the night and has frequently discussed his ideas with the stylist, in the search for a perfect match between music and costume, the committee said.   

Wang’s performance will feature unprecedented software, “drum pad,” which will allow the audience to actually take part in the performance through percussion and rhythm, the committee said. At the opening ceremony, Wang, accompanied by over 400 dancers and clad in dazzling new costumes, will use music to cheer on the Universiade athletes amidst stunning sound and lighting effects, and allow the audience to create memorable sharing experience, according to the committee.