After having various experiences with several music genres, LALA became very versatile but her love is still R&B/Pop. The range of learning and musical challenges is never enough for her. LALA joined a Chinese singing talent contest put on by the leading Chinese TV station, FAIRCHILD TV, in Canada. LALA competed and sang in Mandarin and Cantonese. Because she is westernized and did not speak Cantonese or Mandarin well, LALA worked very hard learning the songs phonetically and won second place in the contest. The contest had national radio, television, and print media coverage, and LALA was immediately recognized and became popular in the Chinese community across Canada. She continued to develop her relationship with Fairchild Television performing in Vancouver. Very shortly after the contest, LALA entered DAVID FOSTER’S MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION TALENT SEARCH and was one of the 10 finalist in the Vancouver region. She sang for DAVID FOSTER, SUE FOSTER, CLAY AIKEN, and BABYFACE. LALA was greatly inspired by this experience.
It was not until October 2006, that LALA made her biggest move in her music career. She completed her Masters degree in Education, left her music elementary teaching position at the time and the gigs she did singing at weddings, funerals, community, corporate and educational functions. LALA moved to New York to pursue her music career. LALA has made several connections working with other major production teams and producers in New York. She is now showcasing her originals, appearing on the radio and music videos, recording and collaborating with other artists and musicians, DJs, choreographers, dancers and gigging with wedding/corporate cover bands. In February 2007, LALA came in second place at THE VERIZON SING CONTEST put on in the Chinese New Year Chinatown Parade in New York. She has also revisited her involvement (as a solo artist) with Claviscape, LLC in Connecticut where her single called “Shooting Stars” is released.
In August 2007, LALA met Mark Green, manager of The BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE. She opened up for award winning singer/songwriter, MICHAEL MCDONALD, DAAVY JONES from THE MONKEES, and MICHAEL BOLTON. Her shows are a great success and Mark Green plans to invite her back for more opening acts for celebrity headliners. LALA also recently won 1st place in an industry showcase competition put on by SRC UNIVERSAL RECORDS.
On Jan 2, 2009, LALA kicked off the new year by performing the National Anthem at NJ NETS first game of the year at IZOD Centre in New Jersey - broadcast on FOX SPORTS, YESHD, and BLOOMBERG RADIO. Her songs are also played on various SATELILLITE RADIO STATIONS, COLLEGE RADIO, ONLINE RADIO, MIXTAPES AND CLUBS throughout the U.S. and other countries. In March 2009, LALA’s songs are in rotation on ITUNES RADIO JAMZ HITS 1FM.
Vibrant with the diverse scenes and audiences in NY, LALA performed at the 16th annual GLBT Expo at The Javits Jacob Centre (March 2009) and she will also be performing at NYC Pride Parade, NJ Pride Parade and L.I. Pride Parade - all in June 2009.
LALA is driven to become a success story. An interviewer once asked her what fuels her to be so unstoppable and driven, and LALA answered, “God has given me a talent, and I am going to take it to the fullest!”
Keep an eye out for her upcoming shows in the NYC area.