On December 2nd, world-renowned 2012 Hennessy Artistry rocked the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Cultural Center. The mega event featured rock band Mayday, American heartthrob glam-rock artist Adam Lambert, Portuguese soul diva Aurea and Korean classic-rock band Nemesis. 4 winners of “2012 Pursue Your Dream of Music On-line Audition” fulfilled their dream to perform on stage with the famous artists. Chinese famous rock musician Wang Feng made a surprise appearance to perform at Hennessy Artistry together with the 4 winners.
At the red carpet, celebrities of the music world added to the glamor of the moment. These included celebrity singers Wanting Qu, Lolipop F, Alan Kuo, Chen Yaochuan, Chen Shaoqi, Li Sisong and etc. A frisson of excitement set the tone for the spectacular party for which thousands of fans were eagerly awaiting.
The party show kicked off with celebrating performance by Li Guang, Li Yuanbang, Liu Siwei and Hong Kong band “Empty” who were the winners of from “2012 Pursue Your Dream of Music On-line Audition”. Their impressive vocal performance had the crowd cheering move on and clearly showed their talents. The dreams of the 4 winners fulfilled on the stage at Hennessy Artistry.
The four finalists joined top international artists on this amazing stage to celebrate music and its boundless opportunities, blending both east and west cultures into the same spotlight. The winners continued their performance with the medley song “Fly Higher” (飞得更高). Meanwhile, Wang Feng appeared from the stage with his contagious sound and then continued his solo performance with compositions that included “in full bloom life” (怒放的生命), “In Spring” (春天里) as inspired displays of his distinctive rock music style.
Next on stage was American handsome glamrock singer Adam Lambert, who introduced his Pop-Rock crossover, hit songs “If I had you”, “Kickin” and “Chokehold”. After singing in perfect unison, Adam Lambert continued with his popular works “Better than I”, “Never Close” and “Fever”. The audience clearly reveled in their appreciation of this new voice of American music.
After the crowd applauded Adam’s wonderful swan song, Nemesis brought the audiences to another level of excitement. Attired in their special outfit, they treated fans to the full blast of Korea-Baroque rock’s spectacular rhythms that accompanied their songs “If I didn’t Dream”, “Gees x Venus”, “I gotta Feeling” and “TaTaTa”. Nemesis made the gathering could not help but joined in the fun with their special musical styles.
Next to appear at Hennessy Artistry 2012 was Aurea, amongst Portugal’s top musical acts. With her superb voice, she has been widely known in numerous major singing awards. From her new upbeat “Don’t Ya Say it” which aroused strong passions, to the soulful soul ballad “Waiting for you”, “The Main Things”, “Scratch My Back” and “NONONO” which evoking melancholy. She mesmerized the audiences with the most exquisite vocals.
Fan excitement further heightened with the appearance of Mayday, a rock band whose popularity transcends the Asian region. Beginning with their anthem of chasing a dream “Sun Wukong”（孙悟空）, they brought the evening to a climax. Included in their song lineup was the upbeat “DNA”. They then moved to love ballads “Contentment”(知足) which their fans breathlessly savored. With “Cheers”(乾杯), fans imagined that they could turn back the clock while also resonating emotionally with the lighthearted hit “Suddenly Missing You” (突然好想你). Mayday’s soulful performance with 4 winners from “2012 Pursue Your Dream of Music On-line Audition” of “Love ING”(恋爱ING) was in a powerful and moving rendition which drew Hennessy Artistry 2012 to a perfect close.
Since 2006, Hennessy V.S.O.P has promoted the concept of “The Global Art of Mixing” through spectacular and sophisticated experiences across cosmopolitan cities of the world – New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Moscow, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Ho Chi Min City and Kuala Lumpur. It has brought together the most exciting musical cultures and fashion from across the globe for the audience to enjoy. In the same way the more than 60 kinds of ‘eaux-de-vie’ (water of life) that is Hennessy V.S.O.P., is the embodiment of a personal culture and attitude toward life that says “Dare to pursue your dream”.