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Shila Amzah Makes Waves In Mandarin Pop

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BEIJING – With her colourful hijab and non-Chinese features, Malaysian singer Shila Amzah stood out in the China TV contest, I Am A Singer 2. She blew everyone away with her soulful renditions – in Mandarin – of ballads such as Wang Leehom’s Forever Love and Aska Yang’s Onion.

It took a while for her to be comfortable with who she was on stage though.

Speaking in English, Shila, 24, says over the telephone that she regretted taking off her hijab for a TV show once. “When I went home, I felt so empty. I felt that there was something weird, that something was not complete.”

Her father said it could be a call for her to put on the hijab for good.

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