In A Heartbeat– NDP 2011 Theme Song


Former Host & Actress Sharon Au is BACK!!!
See above photo of Sharon Au dressed in a pink floral samfu - a suit worn by Chinese women,

She belted out the National Day theme song at a media preview of this year's National Day Parade (NDP) musical held at Marina Bay on 6 July 2011.

Sharon is finally back in Singapore after graduating from her studies abroad, her first "comeback" performance will be as a mother in the five-act musical, which tells the story of Singapore from the perspective of a family. It is really great and exciting to see her back!!!

The exuberant artist is better known for her turns as a comedic host in variety shows like City Beat and Comedy Night. But Au, whose last public performance was hosting NDP 2005, will be returning to a familiar stage.

"I have always felt this affinity towards NDP because I hosted (the parades) seven times consecutively before I left Singapore," she said, adding that it was "a great homecoming".

Au, 36, was studying international law and politics at Waseda University in Japan on a scholarship when she was contacted by Beatrice Chia-Richmond, creative director of NDP.

"I was looking for somebody who had a lot of pluck and a lot of independence...someone whom we could fall in love with as well. To me, Sharon had that," Chia-Richmond said.

Au, who returned to Singapore on April 1, said she had promised herself to keep a low profile in Singapore after enjoying six years of "very private" life overseas, but Chia-Richmond's sincerity and the lure of NDP which she feels "very deeply for" made her change her mind.

Co-leading with her is actor and host Timothy Nga, who plays her grown-up son in the 45-minute musical. Reuben Goh, a 14-year-old student from Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) plays her young son.

Other familiar names include comedians Chua Enlai and Gurmit Singh, who will both be cross-dressing as female villagers.

While Au's voice will be featured in the musical, the theme song, In A Heartbeart, will be sung by Singapore Idol 2009 runner-up Sylvia Ratonel in the music video.

Now that Au is back on the national stage, will Singaporeans be seeing more of her in acting roles? Her immediate answer was "no", but she later said she would still pick up a role she feels comfortable with.

"I am not comfortable with...comedies now, so maybe something (for) my age," she said with a laugh.


In A Heartbeat (Lyrics)

I have a dream of starting a life
I have a hope, a flame alight

This is the moment, freedom is calling
This is my start, a new beginning

I have a heart, it beats for you
A step at a time, our spirits renew

Living together under the sun
Our hearts will beat as one

In a heartbeat, I’ll be there for you
In a heartbeat, no one else will do

In a heartbeat, we will always be
Together, united; you and me

In a heartbeat, time has passed us by
In a heartbeat, we will reach the sky

In a heartbeat, this will always be
Our people, our country
This is our family

Nothing will stand in our way
We can be strong today

The flame is alive
This is our life

In a heartbeat, I’ll be there for you
In a heartbeat, no one else will do

In a heartbeat, we will always be
Together, united; you and me

In a heartbeat, time has passed us by
In a heartbeat, we will reach the sky

This will always be
Our people, our country
This is our family

MTV Details
Music by: Goh Kheng Long
Lyrics by: Haresh Sharma
Performed by: Sylvia Ratonel
Directed by: Brian Gothong Tan

Enjoy The Song! =)


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