Gao Mei Gui

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Gao Mei Gui
Gao Mei Gui YES 933.jpg
Born5 January 1991
EducationDegree in Communication Studies
Alma materNanyang Technological University (NTU) Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and Information

Gao Mei Gui (born 5 January 1991) is a Singaporean actress, host and full-time radio presenter with YES 933.[1] In 2006, Mei Gui was one of the Top 10 female finalists on the reality television singing competition Campus Superstar.[2][3] As of May 2020, she has 17,600 followers on Instagram.

At fifteen years old, Mei Gui participated in the debut season of Channel U's Campus Superstar. Photo from kkbox.

Background

Early life

Growing up, Mei Gui favoured Mandarin pop music by artistes like Jay Chou, Stefanie Sun, Jolin Tsai, S.H.E., A-Mei, David Tao, Wang Lee Hom, Tanya Chua and JJ Lin.[4] In secondary school, she was involved in the Chinese Orchestra group and took part in singing competitions organised by the school.[5] Mei Gui is an alumnus of the Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra (SNYCO) where she was a percussionist and vocalist.[6][7]

Campus Superstar (2006) - Top 10 finalist

In 2006, Mei Gui participated in the first season of Mediacorp Channel U’s televised singing competition Campus Superstar.[8][9] She was one of the Top 10 female student finalists, having won votes for her performances from the show's viewers.[10][11]

Radio

Mei Gui on YES 933’s weekly song chart programme Pick Of The Pops (龙虎榜). Photo from meLISTEN.

Early career

After graduating from Nanyang Technological University's Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and Information in 2012, Mei Gui joined Mediacorp as a staff member and became a part-time presenter with YES 933 - a Mandarin radio station that she grew up listening to.[12][13][14] Eventually, she became a full-time radio presenter at YES 933 where she has helmed solo shows.

YES 933 - Radio presenter

As of May 2020, Mei Gui is on air from 12 PM to 4 PM daily.[15][16] She is also the presenter for YES 933’s weekly song chart programme Pick Of The Pops (龙虎榜) which airs every Sunday from 12 PM to 2 PM.[17]

Acting

Television & web-series

Mei Gui pictured as Jia Hui in 我们之间的故事 The Stories Between Us (2018). Photo from Instagram.

Mei Gui was involved as a supporting character in Butterworks' 2018 film anthology 我们之间的故事 The Stories Between Us. She was featured in the first episode of the web series revolving around a group of junior college students. The project was a collaboration between Butterworks and YES 933.

Year Show Character/Role Channel Refs.
2018 我们之间的故事 The Stories Between Us Jia Hui Channel U, Butterworks [18][19][20]
Babies on Board Gia Zhu Yuzhu Channel 8 [21][22]
2017 Dear DJ Xiao Qi meWATCH [23]

Hosting

Television

In 2018, Mei Gui was one of the three hosts for the televised reality singing competition SPOP! Sing. The show's contestants were mentored by the established artistes Nathan Hartono, Joanna Dong and Boon Hui Lu.[24]

Year Show Channel Refs.
2018 SPOP! Sing Channel 8, meWATCH [25][26]

Singing

Mei Gui has been occasionally invited to sing at events where she is also the host.[27][28] The table below lists some of her recent performances.

Performances

Year Event Event organiser Refs.
2020 Power Gig Senoko Energy, GERMS [29][30]
2019 Mid-Autumn Yeah! Mid-Autumn Pop Symphony 中秋交响Yeah! Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra [31][32]
Mediacorp National Day Concert (Day 1) Mediacorp [33]

Collaborations

Mei Gui collaborated with Mandarin pop singer Marcus Lee to produce a cover of Karen Mok’s 慢慢喜歡你. The video of the duet was uploaded on Marcus’ YouTube channel on 30 September 2018.[34]

References/ Citations

  1. Lee, Wei Lin. “Singer-turned-actors that you never knew about”. 8 Days. January 27, 2020. Accessed on 6 May 2020.
  2. Gwen. “#KMA15 When I Was 15 Feat. Yes 933 DJ Mei Gui”. KKbox. January 17, 2020. Accessed on 6 May 2020.
  3. daffodilistic. “[HD] Campus Superstar 2006 - By Now”. YouTube. June 23, 2009. Accessed on 6 May 2020.
  4. Gwen. “#KMA15 When I Was 15 Feat. Yes 933 DJ Mei Gui”. KKbox. January 17, 2020. Accessed on 6 May 2020.
  5. Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra (亚洲文化乐团). Facebook. September 11, 2019. Accessed on 6 May 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/asianculturalsymphonyorchestra/posts/2511179925595604/
  6. Gao Mei Gui”. Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra. Accessed on 6 May 2020.
  7. navinetvwork. “Gao Mei Gui & Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra’s Performances at Arts in Your Neighbourhood [2/3]”. YouTube. March 24, 2019. Accessed on 6 May 2020.
  8. Gwen. “#KMA15 When I Was 15 Feat. Yes 933 DJ Mei Gui”. KKbox. January 17, 2020. Accessed on 6 May 2020.
  9. Brace yourself for another bout of Superstar hysteria”. Mediacorp TV. June 1, 2007. Accessed on 6 May 2020. Retrieved from Web Archive.
  10. Lee, Wei Lin. “Singer-turned-actors that you never knew about”. 8 Days. January 27, 2020. Accessed on 6 May 2020.
  11. Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra (亚洲文化乐团). Facebook. September 11, 2019. Accessed on 6 May 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/asianculturalsymphonyorchestra/posts/2511179925595604/
  12. Lee, Wei Lin. “Singer-turned-actors that you never knew about”. 8 Days. January 27, 2020. Accessed on 6 May 2020.
  13. Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra (亚洲文化乐团). Facebook. September 11, 2019. Accessed on 6 May 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/asianculturalsymphonyorchestra/posts/2511179925595604/
  14. Gwen. “#KMA15 When I Was 15 Feat. Yes 933 DJ Mei Gui”. KKbox. January 17, 2020. Accessed on 6 May 2020.
  15. Lee, Wei Lin. “Singer-turned-actors that you never knew about”. 8 Days. January 27, 2020. Accessed on 5 May 2020.
  16. Mei Gui 美贵. “About”. Facebook. Accessed on 5 May 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/pg/yes933meigui/about/?ref=page_internal
  17. YES 933. “YES 933“醉心龙虎榜”是新加坡历史最悠久,最具权威性的华语歌曲排行榜。每个星期天中午12点 - 下午2点公布由你票选的20大歌曲。现在就点击以下连结,参加投票!”. meLISTEN. Accessed on 6 May 2020.
  18. Butterworks. “我累了 I’m Tired | Ep 1 |《我们之间的故事 The Stories Between Us》 A Butterworks x YES 933 Web Series”. YouTube. June 30, 2018. Accessed on 8 May 2020.
  19. Channel U. “The Stories Between Us 我们之间的故事 - EP1 我累了I’m Tired”. meWATCH. May 1, 2018. Accessed on 8 May 2020.
  20. meigui.k. Instagram. May 1, 2018. Accessed on 8 May 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiOpdu7nos_/?igshid=1tpmi7uf88ojc
  21. YouTube. “Babies On Board - Topic”. YouTube. July 10, 2018. Accessed on 8 May 2020.
  22. Channel 8. “Babies on Board 新生 - EP1”. meWATCH. April 30, 2018. Accessed on 8 May 2020.
  23. Dear DJ - Mei Gui”. meWATCH. September 19, 2017. Accessed on 8 May 2020.
  24. Seah, May. “New Channel 8 singing competition hopes to uncover next local Chinese music star”. Channel News Asia. September 4, 2018. Accessed on 6 May 2020.
  25. Seah, May. “New Channel 8 singing competition hopes to uncover next local Chinese music star”. Channel News Asia. September 4, 2018. Accessed on 6 May 2020.
  26. Tanat Pruett. “Spop Sing - Meigui and Bonnie medley (09 June 2018)”. YouTube. June 12, 2018. Accessed on 6 May 2020.
  27. Koo Xing Yu. “小幸运 高美贵”. YouTube. November 1, 2017. Accessed on 6 May 2020.
  28. gwsstar. “Mei Gui 美贵 - 双截棍”. YouTube. January 27, 2018. Accessed on 6 May 2018.
  29. Your favourite local musicians are performing online this Labour Day weekend”. Channel News Asia. April 28, 2020. Accessed on 8 May 2020.
  30. Corporate News Media-Outreach. “Senoko Energy presents Power Gig - a weekend long online music festival by local artistes to raise funds for Community Chest’s The Invictus Fund”. AsiaOne. April 24, 2020. Accessed on 8 May 2020.
  31. Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. “Mid-Autumn Pop Symphony”. Events. September 14, 2019. Accessed on 6 May 2020.
  32. Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra (亚洲文化乐团). Facebook. September 11, 2019. Accessed on 6 May 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/asianculturalsymphonyorchestra/posts/2511179925595604/
  33. Tay, Michael. “Call Me (Not Maybe) - Gao Mei Gui”. YouTube. August 10, 2019. Accessed on 6 May 2020.
  34. 李俊緯. “《慢慢喜歡你》對唱版 - Marcus 李俊緯 & Mei Gui 高美貴”. YouTube. September 18, 2018. Accessed on 6 May 2020.