Katherine Ho Surprises Identity L.A. Audience With Her Cover Of “Yellow” One Song Was All It Took To Steal The Show At Identity L.A.
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… An unexpected musical treat of the evening came when Katherine Ho was invited up to the stage to perform her rendition of Coldplay’s “Yellow”, which is was made famous by its placement in the pivotal scene of “Crazy Rich Asians”.
For me, this was a show-stopper.
I grew up hating the color yellow. I associated that color with such a negative connotation because I had been subject racist remarks and incident of violence where that color was used in a derogatory way towards me. But as Jon Chu so eloquently wrote to each member of Coldplay, that alt-rock ballad really did shift the perspective in my mind. Like Jon, that song was the first time I ever saw that color in a positive light.
To hear Ms. Ho sing that song live was an oddly empowering moment for me. Though the translation form Mandarin to English notes the omission of the color, the fact that a young Asian woman was singing the melody of this ubiquitous pop song in a foreign language, making it her own, and embracing the tone and message of the original was a beautifully powerful moment for me …”
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