13 Nov– Hong Kong singer Jason Chan Pak Yu recently stated that he will respect the decision made by both RTHK and Metro Radio to not hold its annual live music awards this year.
As reported on Mingpao, the singer, who spoke about the topic following news that Metro Radio has also decided to forgo its 2019 Hit Awards for an "Anytime, Anywhere" method of awarding singers and musicians, stated that he regarded it as good news as it means that he can celebrate Christmas freely.
"In the past, the Metro Radio Hit Awards were held on 26 December, so I could never enjoy myself too much on Christmas for fear of tiring myself out. This year I can finally relax," he said.
Jason said that the new format is convenient for him, adding jokingly that the award could be presented at any time including during a shower.
As for Eman Lam, the singer-songwriter said that winning an award would be encouraging to any singer, no matter in what form it is presented.
On the other hand, Alfred Hui stated that he is more traditional when it comes to music awards.
"A singer would feel very happy to get some encouragement at the end of the year. But I believe that these awards will not be cancelled forever," he said.
Both RTHK and Metro Radio decided to cancel its annual awards - the Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Awards and the Hit Awards - following the civil unrest in Hong Kong that has been going on for several months.
(Photo Source: Jason Chan Instagram)