Thursday, July 26, 2007
Nhu Quynh’s Future at Asia and the Possible Reason She Left Paris By Night
Before Nhu Quynh left Asia, she was their top singer and her status was at the highest peek and the fame continued to rise when she joined Paris By Night but with all the new comers coming to Thuy Nga, Nhu Quynh is no longer their top artist. And although Nhu Quynh is one of the top Vietnamese singers in the U.S. there has to be a time when her spotlight dims a bit. She cannot hug the spotlight to herself anymore and it time to step down for new comers. We all know the kind of genre Nhu Quynh sings, which are Vietnamese folk music and other old school styles. However, that is it for her, because Nhu Quynh simply cannot do pop music or upbeat songs like she used to. Nowadays even if she wants to it just doesn’t sound right like I stated in my post about Nhu Quynh butchering Vang Trang Khoc. However, Nhu Quynh is still popular and a favorite of the media. Even with the negative press coming from her controversial pregnancy and wedding drama, Nhu Quynh can only gain from it. Even with all the media attention, there’s trouble for Nhu Quynh behind the scene in term of status among others in the biz and how long he success will last until the curtain close down. Nhu Quynh is a household name, but then what? She needs to continue to keep herself at the top and maintain her popularity, which is probably one of the reasons behind Nhu Quynh’s decision to keep her baby’s father name hidden and a secret. Yes I’m saying it a publicity stunt. Look at Phuong Thanh, she did the same and she even said that she would tell us whom the father of her baby is if one day she steps down from singing and is no longer love by audiences.
Let’s focus on the reasons why Nhu Quynh’s career future is in danger. It is obvious that she aged and that it can be a bit if a problem even though we see elder sings still continue to sing regularly on shows but those are occasionally when there is a special theme such as the Vietnam War that they needed elder singers to take on old songs. Also the elder singers are there to bring variety and attract the older crowd. Secondly there are so many new comers who are equally talented and possibly even better looking than Nhu Quynh. One of the biggest competitions it seems for Nhu Quynh in Paris By Night is Minh Tuyet who climbed to the top over the years starting out at Tinh Production and finally she is now a pop princess. Minh Tuyet is still climbing up and at a high peek, while Nhu Quynh is at her highest peek and climbing down. Fans of Nhu Quynh when she was at Asia are now grown up and younger fans simply leave Nhu Quynh because they don’t want to listen to “old music.” Nhu Quynh used to sing fun pop songs and duets but now she only sings old school stuff and really sad songs. Her comeback to try and gather the younger fans failed because when she takes on popular song such as “Vang Trang Khoc” that people heard before, it makes it impossible to do great on. But looking at Minh Tuyet’s fans who range from young boys who have crushes on her, girls who idolize her, and to older males who fantasize her. Minh Tuyet is able to do pop songs and sing the current genre that young audiences are into, and even do some old school music and sound great. Furthermore she has the advantage of being younger. Minh Tuyet is able to keep her status because she can actually sing and is very good at it unlike new comers who come and go because they either do not have the great talent or the good looks to maintain the audiences’ interest in them. For Nhu Quynh, she is heading in a different direction toward having a family and settling down. For any women or for anyone there is a time in their life that they want to take a break and settle down. Although it doesn’t seem that Nhu Quynh is going to leaving the stage soon but she is definitely heading toward that direction and possibly thinking of it.
Since her status went down in Thuy Nga production, Nhu Quynh signed with Asia hoping to be something fresh and exciting for audiences. Also with Asia they will promote her more and she will be at a high status. However, Nhu Quynh is still Nhu Quynh, even moving to a new production, she cannot only do so much. There is no way Asia can give Nhu Quynh a new image. And if they plan to, how will they change her? A younger or mature look? Just look at how unsuccessfully Asia is with Ngoc Ha. So what will Nhu Quynh’s future be like with Asia? Only time can tell if she made the right choice. Generally looking at Nhu Quynh, her status in the showbiz, and the reasons she left Paris By Night; I have come up with some of ideas and theories. It is not accurate but is my opinions and I want to share them. However, I want to know you your opinion and what you think, so please leave a comment.