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Joanna Dong

Singaporean singer, actor and host Joanna Dong became a household name in 2017 after clinching the third spot in cult singing competition, Sing! China, under the mentorship of Asian superstar Jay Chou. 

Since her win, Joanna has been a ubiquitous figure on local screens and stages, gracing the 2018 National Day Parade and being a featured vocalist at many other statewide events, arts festivals, and red carpet occasions such as the F1 Singapore Grand Prix (2018), Mediacorp's Star Awards (2021), SIFA (2021), and Mandopop concert series Sing.Lang (2018,2021). 

 

Her sold out concert in 2018 for the EP So Here I Am was staged at the Esplanade over two nights and subsequently went on tour in seven Asian cities to great response.

As a jazz vocalist, Joanna is passionate about promoting Mandarin Jazz to a mainstream audience, and has also expanded her repertoire into pop-crossovers in both Mandarin and English. In collaboration with popular local band The Sam Willows, they released together a Mandarin version of Say So in 2019. Well-regarded by music industry peers, Joanna is also a regular guest performer with major local groups such as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Association Singapore Orchestra, and Ding Yi Music. 

 

2021 is a milestone year that marked Joanna's development as a songwriter. She released her original composition, Deng Shui Xing Yi Hou produced by Singaporean music stalwart Charlie Lim, Kuai Le Le Le, her mandarin adaptation of The Bird and The Bee's Merry Merry, and was also commissioned for two writing projects: Sister, The Moon for The Theatre Practice's digital theatre piece The Bride Always Knocks Twice, and The First Chapter, for The Foundation's "Utopia Reimagined" series. 

 

Since the pandemic began in 2020, Joanna swiftly responded to live performance restrictions by hosting more than 20 episodes of her own Facebook livestream singing show, Jie Jie Time, from her home. She also contributed her talents to numerous charity events, raising fund for beneficiaries such as Sian Chay Medical Institution, Ren Ci Hospital, and President's Star Charity. 

 

An ambassador for SPOP Sing! and mentor on the second season of The Great Singapore Replay, Joanna actively impacts aspiring musical talents. 

In addition to singing, Joanna is a bilingual actor and an experienced TV documentary host. She has received various awards for her work in film, onstage and television, such as the Best Entertainment Hostess at the 2019 Asia Rainbow TV Awards for her travel shows. Other accolades include Best Supporting Actress in the 2008 Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards and the Star Hunter Award at the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival. 

Joanna graduated with Honours in Sociology from the National University of Singapore. She founded Do Be Do Di, an arts and entertainment company in 2019.