David Tao tears as he sings late father’s songs
Popular Taiwanese singer-songwriter David Tao got emotional at the last stop of his Glamorous Life Concert Tour in Taipei, after performing his late father’s songs. David’s father, Tao Dawei, was also a singer and a composer.
After performing in 17 cities for a six-month-long concert tour, David rounded up his performance in Taipei on Saturday with his own rendition of three of his father’s popular classics.
As he sang the late singer’s songs, he played a selection of family photos on the video projector, on which he wrote: “You gave me the English name David, to tell me that I’m a copycat.” He then said ‘Thank you’ nine times to his father, and wept.
David also invited JJ Lin, whom he was rumoured to have not gotten along with, as a special guest to his concert. He even changed the lyrics of his song ‘Susan Says’ to resolve the unhappiness between fans of both singers since the 21st Golden Melody Awards. At that time, although both singers were nominated for the Best Male Mandarin Artiste award, David, who was not present at the ceremony, won.
Another special guest was Nicholas Tse, who sang American rock band The Eagles’ ‘Hotel California’ with David and his own ‘Thank you for your love 1999’. David thanked Nicholas, and said that the latter is “handsome and has got guts, is manly and has a great career”.
At the celebratory dinner after the concert, David admitted that he was stressed when he returned to Taipei, as the most difficult part was to reminisce about his father. He said that as he sang his songs, he could not help but remember his father’s smile, which made him very emotional.
He also told the media that he hopes his fans will stop bickering over his rumoured fallout with JJ, and added that he wishes to work with JJ again in future.
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