12 music moments of Singapore's National Day Parade 2020 Evening Show

12 music moments of Singapore's National Day Parade 2020 Evening Show

2020 marks Singapore’s 55th birthday. Every year the nation gathers for her biggest celebration, the National Day Parade. The presence of COVID-19 meant that the usual evening outdoor event of more than 30,000 people had to be cancelled. Yet from these limitations came forth creative expressions and fresh interpretations. The usual parade highlights were dispersed around the island with parachutists landing directly in neighbourhoods, members of parliament joining in their consituencies' virtual celebrations via video calls, and fireworks at 10 different estates. 

NDP 2020 The Star Performing Arts Centre

The NDP 2020 Evening Show, held indoors at The Star Performing Arts Centre for the 1st time, sparkled in this new and intimate setting. It was themed around inspirational stories of frontline workers, COVID-19 patients, and enterprising Singaporeans during this pandemic. Directed by Royston Tan, many of Singapore's top artists across genres and races came together for a multi-cultural performance that has become a unique mark of this nation. 

Here are 12 of the musical highlights, timestamped so you can jump straight into your favourite tracks. Click on the images to jump into the video. 


1. Room at the table: Charlie Lim

NDP 2020 Charlie Lim Room at the Table

2. Overture medley ft. Geylang Si Paku Geylang, One United People, Where I Belong, Singapura: John Lee, Umar Sirhan, Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai

NDP 2020 John Lee, Umar Sirhan, Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai

3. Life in the Lion City: Hossan Leong, Rebecca Lim, Fariz Jabba, ShiGGa Shay, Fauzie Laily, Yung Raja, Mohamed Raffee, THELIONCITYBOY, Vernetta Lopez

NDP 2020 Hossan Leong, ShiGGa Shay, Rebecca Lim, Fariz Jabba, Fauzie Laily, Yung Raja, Mohamaed Raffee, THELIONCITYBOY, Vernatta Lopez

4. Each Other: ABANGSAPAU with his mum 

NDP 2020 ABANGSAPAU with his mum Each Other

5. The Storm: Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai

NDP 2020 The Storm, Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai

6. Together: Abby Simone and Shabir

NDP 2020 Abby Simone & Shabir TOGETHER

7. Stay with you: Stefanie Sun, JJ Lin, Heema Izzati Zainudin

NDP 2020 Stay With You, Stefanie Sun, JJ Li,  Heema Izzati Zainudin

8. Queenfisher: NAMIE

NDP 2020 NAMIE Queenfisher

9. Everything I am: Nathan Hartono (NDP 2020 theme song)

NDP 2020 Nathan Hartono Everything I Am

10. Everyday heroes: Umar Sirhan (written by Dick Lee) 

NDP 2020 Everyday Heroes, Umar Sirhan

11. We will get there: Dick Lee, ABANGSAPAU, NAMIE, Umar Sirhan, Charlie Lim, Nathan Hartono, Shabir, Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai, Farhana Binte Ibrahim, John Lee, Heema Izzati

NPD 2020 Dick Lee, ABANGSAPAU, NAMIE, UMAR SIRHAN, Charlie Lim, Nathan Hartono, Shabir, Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai, Farhana Binte Ibrahim, John Lee, Heema Izzati

12. NDP Sing-Along: all artists, Joakim Gomez, Jaz Loh, Suthasini Rajenderan, Singaporean public virtual choir

NDP 2020 Singaporean public virtual choir


Watch the full NDP 2020 Evening Show here: 



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