16 May '11, 8am

Hebe Tien snubbed by Golden Melody judges

Hebe Tien snubbed by Golden Melody judges

TAIPEI: The release of the nomination list for the 22nd Golden Melody Awards on Friday was met with much excitement from music lovers across Asia, but was greeted with scorn by the fans of Taiwan singer Hebe Tien. Tien's fans are up in arms over a recent comment by Golden Melody Awards judge Jerry Huang that Tien was not nominated for the Best Mandarin Female Singer Award because she had "relied too much on technology to polish the music or vocals" in her album "To Hebe", reported Taiwan media. Her fans point out that it made no sense for Tien to be rejected as a singer, when her album "To Hebe" has been successfully nominated for Best Mandarin Album at this year's awards. Tien on the other hand, was calm when she responded to media queries about this matter on Saturday. "I'm not sure about the tastes of the awards' panel of judges, but getting any nomination is already a ...

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