We’ve seen Jasmine Sokko lighting up the stages of Ultra Music Festival Singapore, 4Fingers’ own Local Motion at Fort Canning, and more — but this is a whole other animal. Much like her fellow Singaporean musicians Nathan Hartono and Joanna Dong, the young singer-producer is trying to break into the market in China via a reality competition show, and so far, she’s killing it.
In the latest episode of Chinese variety show Rave Now, Jasmine Sokko made a massive impression on the celebrity mentors judging the contestants. Mandopop star Lay Zhang, electronic pop darling Laure Shang, and singer-actor Wowkie Zhang were visibly awed by the Singaporean’s performance — a new take on her 2016 single “1057” featuring vocal samples of her mentor. The upbeat electronic hooks and her vocals, sung in both English and Mandarin, proved to be a hit with both the judges and viewers, pushing her to the top 15 in the contest. Which is an impressive feat, we have to add, considering that she has to craft her own beats and sing on ’em as well.
According to Warner Music, the performance racked over a million views on Rave Now’s official Weibo page, while the singer-producer herself has garnered over 25,000 fans on the Chinese social media platform within the span of three weeks. Probably ain’t no thang to her already, considering that her previous bangers have already accumulated millions of plays worldwide on Spotify.
If things go super well for Jasmine Sokko, she could go on to beat other competing producers and win the top prize: a performing slot in this year’s Tomorrowland, one of the biggest electronic dance music festivals in the world.
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