Hòa Âm Ánh Sáng aka The Remix is a Vietnamese reality TV singing competition centered around Vpop artists (teamed up with a DJ/producer and a dance choreographer) remixing popular songs and performing them live to a studio audience. As a fan of EDM and pop music, The Remix is a show that I sometimes enjoy watching. I thought season 2 of The Remix 2016 that aired last year was pretty good. However, I did quickly lose interest in the show as the teams that I were interested in were eliminated. Five episodes into season 3 of Hòa Âm Ánh Sáng (The Remix New Generation), I'm starting to think that these judges still don't know what they are talking about because I completely disagree with a lot of the results so far. It is my opinion that S.T and Thiều Bảo Trâm got robbed! They had two of my personal favorite performances thus far, yet somehow both of them are already eliminated from the show. I don't get it.
How can you NOT like this Nimbia remix of the popular 365DaBand song Bống Bống Bang Bang? You must hate having fun and feeling good if you don't think this remix is da bomb. I still don't understand it. S.T lost? He's dunzo?
I very much enjoyed this remix of My Everything. I am a big fan of the original version sung by Tiên Tiên. To determine if a remix is any good: I simply ask myself, "Is there any reason to listen to the remix over the original version?" For this remix, the answer is yes. The gender swapped vocals by S.T give the song a different feel. Plus, you can't go wrong with MLee in a Harley Quinn outfit. And finally, I always enjoy a good hardstyle kick. Yeah, my trap going techno!
Shout out to da yung boi Hoaprox with the killer drop in this remix. If there's one thing that Bảo Thy does well, it's covering other people's songs. In this Vietnamese cover/remix of Lee Hyori's 10 Minutes, the copycat queen Bảo Thy proves why she is the Kakashi of the Vpop world. My younger self would have been slightly upset that a Vietnamese artist is "covering" a Kpop song. Old me, on the other hand, just doesn't give a shit anymore. As long as the cover is done well, then I'm cool with it. My only question/concern now is: who taught these little kids to body roll?
The copycat queen strikes again! This time Bảo Thy covers the Eurodance song Barbie Girl by Aqua in a very Kpop-like bubblegum pop style. It's not the first time someone has covered Barbie Girl. SNSD did it before, but at least Bảo Thy's version is not a straight copypasta. It at least is a Vietnamese re-work of the original. BTW, "quẩy lên" is the Vietnamese equivalent of saying "turn up" aka getting turnt aka going buck aka acting a fool.
I always find remixes that gender bend from one sex to the other quite interesting. In this sexed up female version of Sơn Tùng M-TP's Em Của Ngày Hôm Qua, Vpop newcomer Thiều Bảo Trâm does an excellent job in breathing new life into one of the biggest hit songs in modern Vpop history. Color me impressed.
I really like this performance of Bay Theo Ngân Hà. Bay Theo Ngân Hà is a Hồ Ngọc Hà song, and I will publicly admit that I'm not very fond of Hồ Ngọc Hà. When Hồ Ngọc Hà performed Bay Theo Ngân Hà in the past, I hated it. Therefore, I am not sure if this proves my belief that Hồ Ngọc Hà is an overrated singer, or if it just proves that I'm a Hồ Ngọc Hà hater. It probably is just confirmation bias on my part because I know for sure that I hate Hồ Ngọc Hà. Hate! Hate! Hate!
Dat boi Ricky Star! Turn up! I love my rap and trap music, and this song got me hyped. Isn't that the point of the show? Shouldn't it be graded on which performance got you the most excited? Thiều Bảo Trâm losing to Bảo Thy leads me to believe that the vast majority of Vietnamese people still don't get rap music. It is, after all, an American invention and cultural thing. The Remix New Generation? More like, The Remix Old Generation. How is Bảo Thy even allowed on this show? She's been in the Vietnamese music industry forever! Thiều Bảo Trâm got robbed just like S.T did. It's BS!