Jay Chou is a well-known name in the Mando-pop music world. His musical talent is recognized by fans, fellow-singers and producers alike. Now, to encourage a new generation of singing talent, the "Looking for the Next Jay" singing contest has been held in Taiwan.
Chou appeared at the contest alongside band "Nan Quan Mama", which was discovered by Chou. Their first album the Summer of Nan Quan Mama, composed and produced by Chou, was a tremendous success.
Chou made his debut at a singing contest, attracting the attention of record producers. But the successful singer does not believe in luck. He says it's his passion for music and hard work that are keys to his success. He said, "I did not know how to sing at the beginning, so I lost the first time. But I was so determined that I never stopped trying. My advice to these young singers is to never give up, and always believe in yourself. "
Chou's confidence has strengthened his music. He is a great source of inspiration to youngsters who share his determination to become a superstar.
(CCTV.com June 14, 2004)