First off, don’t misunderstand, I like both of them AND not planning to start any senseless fan war. Blame it on the urge to put on a misleading title to draw in readers, lol. But I just had to share this moment. Anyway, as it was that I was on my search for Jacky and James’ latest performance for the Asian Wave competition and how they had fended during the last few rounds that they were still around, I encountered this segment:
I honestly miss Phil’s comedic side because he was saying how he hoped it wouldn’t start raining for real after Jacky and James finished with their performance. The performance was indeed liked the judges said, it got modernized and felt refreshing with their added touches.
So after JL’s performance, which was also unique, the host asked Hacken to comment on Jacky and James’ version of “Rain Keeps Falling” (雨一直下), Hacken gave them good feedback, plus adding in “Because we all listened to his version since little.” (Hacken was pointing at Phil.) The host then repeated “Since little?”, even laughing a little bit. Phil finally caught on and grabbed his microphone to ask “Since little?” Hacken apologized quickly before continuing on with his critique. (LOL!) That was around the time I paused the video and went to search for their profiles. They’re actually the same age, but Hacken’s birthday is at the end of the year. (NICE one, Hacken, lol.) I’m sure he didn’t mean it, but it was still one of those priceless moments on the show. Yet the hilarious bit didn’t end there since after Phil gave his critique for JL, they moved on to another judge who stated his support for Jacky and James, and even rehashed Hacken’s phrase with “Because since little, we all listened to Yu Ge’s version growing up”, making Phil sounded like he was a million years old or something. The others were laughing though, even Hacken. The camera zoomed out a little bit to see Phil with his head down. He sort of laughed too at first but had to put his head down to emphasize his pity state with being called “old”, lol.
Moving on, when they finally got to the part where the host asked the judges to lock in their votes and explaining that “red” represented Jacky and James versus “white” represented JL. Two of the judges locked in Jacky and James before it was Hacken’s turn. Hacken said he was more into colorful elements and could relate to the more youthful style (something like that) hence picking JL. Another judge continued the commenting by saying that he was with Hacken since he liked youthful style, not like the other three judges who were too old. (NICE one, following up with the previous joke.) Camera zoomed to Phil and he was hysterical by then. The other judges were done with the current score board showing 2 red and 2 white. It was up to Phil now. The final decision laid on him and he was calm, not threatened by the loud cheer from fans (though it was unclear of whom they were supporting since it was REALLY loud). Phil stated that “Rain Keeps Falling” was harder to sing hence his decision was with Jacky and James.
In case anyone wants to know why Phil trumped Hacken, though it was a misleading title, but the truth version behind it was because JL was singing Hacken’s song for their performance of this PK. But regardless of who won and all, I felt JL’s song before they departed was quite nice, they sure could harmonize with one another.
To end the post, “Rain Keeps Falling” by the man himself:
And this would be my gift to all for hitting the 100,000 mark! The next target is 500,000!