Former Việt Nam Idol contestant returns to music

Vietnam News, Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports, Environment, Your Say, English Through the News, Magazine, vietnam war, current news, Vietnamese to english, tin viet nam, latest news today, english newspapers, the vietnam war, news latest, today news headlines, nation news paper, today breaking news, vietnamese culture, vietnam history, bao vietnam, vietnam economy, today headlines, national news headlines, vietnam war summary, vietnam culture, vietnam government, news headline, daily nation today, daily nation newspaper headlines, newspaper headlines today, news website, báo online, headlines news, news site, war in vietnam, tin vietnam, vietnam people, vietnam today, vietnamese news, tin viet nam net, viet to english, news headlines for today, news paper online, national news in english, current news headlines, vietnam war history, english news papers, top news headlines, today hot news, english news headlines, vietnam conflict, up to the minute news, english daily, viet news, news highlights, viet news, today international news, govt news, the vietnam war summary, vietnam exports, việt nam, bao vn net,, baovietnam, thongtanxavietnam, vietnam plus, vietnam news agency

Singer Bùi Nguyễn Trung Quân, who placed in the top eight of Việt Nam Idol 2010, released a new music video early this month after a three-year break from the industry.

Reporter Quang Đức from interviews Quân about the new video and his work.

Why did it take you three years to release something new?

I planned to have a break in 2017 because I had mental problems. It was not serious but it made me feel up and down. I have bipolar disorder. Sometimes I did not know the reason. It wouldn't have been okay if I didn't get treatment.

I met a doctor and he told me that it was not depression and that I should keep calm.

That made me to decide to take a break. Later, upheavals came to me and they made me upset. I did not have emotion enough to sing.

What did you do during that time?

I did not create a music production but I still performed. I spent time learning how to play and take care of instruments, things I thought I would never learn.

And there was a time that it was easier for me to make a cake than to record a song in studio.

One time, I came into the studio for recording but I found that I did not have emotions to sing. I left the studio.

What can you tell us about the new music video?

I promise my audience that I will have new rainy song every year. But I think that I would make the audience bored if I sing only rainy songs.

Plus, I have not found a new rainy song which can inspire me.

Musician Vương Anh Tú composed a new song for me in the music video. It is not exactly about rain. It is about love.

I got the song a long time ago and I wanted to make the song the best it could be. It is my best ever music video because I did not have much money. However, the music market now is quite different. It needs high-end sound and visual as well.

I invested nearly VNĐ1 billion (US$43,000) into the production including paying five times to arrange the song.

How do you feel when you made the video?

I'm not as nervous as I used to be. Honestly, I sang very nervously in the past even with my hits. I always sing with the fear of being criticised.

I often read comments on social networks. So, one day when I came back home I read the comments and I couldn't sleep.

Obviously, it is normal to some people. But it is not for me. I cannot be indifferent when anyone says something about me.

Since I was a child I was loved and pampered by my parents so how can I calm down when I read scornful words on social networks? I used to be afraid of social networks.

I am a carefree person, not strong. People easily think that I am indifferent and careless. But I'm not. I'm very sensitive.

So I never want to get entangled in scandals. Scandals made me confused and I did not know how to explain myself.

Finally, I realised that I am in a showbiz and I have to face scandals and overcome them. Life is like a carpet which can be on the ground but also on a rock.

You can't expect a happy life forever. You have fun and you also have sadness later. That's the rule.

What have you learned in your time in showbiz?

When I was a child my parents taught me that when I did something wrong I couldn't do it again.

After scandals related to social networks I am now more cautious. Scandals made me lose confidence in life and hesitate to have contact with people. It made people think that I was haughty. Actually I lived in my shell.

However, the audience still remembers me because they like my voice. I'm lucky for that.

Why have you not made the same efforts to become a star as other Vietnam Idol alumni?

I think I am not suitable to become a star. I am also not strong enough to be on top. I don't want to approach the highest position.

I'm saving money to make an album and have a concert. Discouragement is my weak point.

Veteran composer Quốc Trung told me that if I was not discouraged I would be more successful.

But I think that the key is timing. I will do something at the right time. I am not driven by other people because it is enough for me.

What did Việt Nam Idol give to you?

I have a bigger audience, a house, and a car. I can travel anywhere that I want.

I was born to a rural family. I did not have supporters. All rural people want to settle down in HCM City. But an audience is also important for an artist.

I think I am lucky to be favoured by the audience. Some artists have not experienced this despite performing for many years. — VNS

News Related


New drama for children to open at Gia Định Park

The new play, Công Chúa Tóc Mây (Princess with Magic Hair), by Phương Nam Theatre, combines puppet and circus performances. Photo courtesy of the producer HCM CITY — Theatre director Hoàng Duẩn and... Read more »

HBSO returns with concert of famous operatic arias

Soprano Duyên Huyên (L) and Meritorious Hồng Vy will perform in a concert featuring arias from famous operas at the HCM City Opera House on September 26. Photo courtesy of HBSO HCM CITY... Read more »

National women’s football championship to kick off

Striker Phạm Thị Hải Yến of Hà Nội (middle) vies for the ball with a player of Thái Nguyên in the National Women’s Football Championship last year. This year, the event’s first leg... Read more »

Hanoi’s lavender garden, romantic check-in place for youngsters

As the lavender garden in Long Bien, Hanoi is in full bloom, youngsters in Hanoi are flocking to the place to admire and take photos amidst the purple flower carpet. Read more »

Body of Vietnamese trainee missing in Typhoon Haishen found

Two Vietnamese trainees have gone missing after Super Typhoon Haishen swept through Kyushu Island, southwest of Japan. The body of one trainee was found on the riverbank three kilometres downstream from where the... Read more »

Seo My Ty Lake, an “oasis” of Northwestern Vietnam

As an artificial lake located in the highest position in Vietnam, Seo My Ty Lake (Sa Pa) boasts an untouched beauty appropriating for camping and admire Phan Xi Pang Mount in the... Read more »

Healthcare workers’ challenges, sorrows in battle to save abandoned infants

Treating newborns abandoned by their own parents and bitten by insects or with deadly infections is a big and tragic challenge for medical workers. Read more »

Meaningful mask-inspired artworks from German artist

Steffen Kraft, a German artist has creatively turned the familiar medical face masks into stunning and meaningful artworks. The mask-inspired illustration has garnered a lot of interest from Internet users worldwide. Read more »

Suboi: From victim of violence to Vietnamese queen of rap

When Suboi was 17, her jealous boyfriend beat her up. At 30, most know her as the queen of Vietnamese rap. Read more »

Vietnam off-road racing gears up for new season

Eighty teams have registered to compete at the 2020 Vietnam Off-road Cup (2020 VOC) in Hanoi at the end of this month. Read more »