By Lee Wei Lin
2/11: Rui En shared a video of herself singing ‘Reach Out For The Skies’
RBKD: 8 Days shares Rui En’s video of herself singing the NDP 2005 theme song ‘Reach Out For The Skies’, and mentions that they’d wish she would release an album again.
By Seow Kai Lun
RBKD: AsiaOne takes a look at how Singapore’s NDP songs have evolved over the years since the first NDP song in 1984, and mentions various local artistes, including Rui En, who have fronted these songs in recent years.
RBKD: 早报在文章中提到，自1998年至2009年发行的国庆主题曲，每一首都有中英双语版本。列如陶菲克（Taufik Batisah）与瑞恩演唱的《勇敢向前飞》等。
By Kimberly Foo
— AsiaOne (@asiaonecom) May 23, 2019
This year’s National Day Parade (NDP) theme song is the most ambitious crossover event yet.
Reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s We Are The World, a total of 300 Singaporeans – including 27 musicians – across different generations were assembled to film Our Singapore (2019), taking 12 hours to shoot the whole thing.
Old is also gold for this year’s song.
But take a closer look at the music video and you may realise that some of our local stars are not in it.
Here’s who we think should have been included in this star-studded line-up.
PAST NDP SONGS ALUMNI
Singapore Idol Taufik Batisah made it, but not his partner from 2005’s Reach Out for the Skies, the popular actress Rui En.
A missed chance for them to recreate the sick dance moves from this song.
By Timothy Goh, Tay Hong Yi
You either love it or hate it. National Day Parade (NDP) theme songs often draw strong reactions – and robust debate in some cases.
Here’s a look back at NDP songs through the years.
2005: REACH OUT FOR THE SKIES
The catchy song was performed by Taufik Batisah, winner of the first season of Singapore Idol, and actress Rui En.
Source: The Straits Times