Just Read the messages on the China family site regarding about Richies performing at the Miss China Cosmos Beauty Pageant 2007. It was said that he was not in his usual self. He was not in condition at all. Being scared and felt pain for him, I quickly accessed the internet video to take a look.
I was bright eyed when the Happy Prince first came on stage. Richie was elegant, noble and really good looking! But my most concern was his performance. When really listen to his voice, it was tight, unstable. He was out of tone a bit when starting the song. It was not his usual self and he was not at ease. Other entertainers can react commonly this way in this kind of life theatre performance situation. But our Richie should not act this way. Fortunately he did not make big errors. And ordinary audience will not pick this up. We will be the only one who known for we get to know him too well.
This Happy Prince live theatre was adopted from the child story of the same name. It was written by Oscar Wilde in1888 (Ireland). It was really well done!
Master of ceremonies introduced him, saying: In order to save the world from misery, Happy Prince sacrificed his own life. But the beautiful angels resurrected him to life again.
The Happy Prince was an extremely happy person. After his death, he was being honored with a statue stood at the top of the city. He was magnificent; the whole body was full of gold pieces and gem. He was respected by all citizens. But when he saw the common people in the city in distress and in misery, he felt sad about it. In order to help, he requested his swallow friends from Egypt earnestly. By asking them to pick up the gold pieces from him own body. Piece by piece, the swallows delivered them to the poor people. Finally, he even gave up those two rubies that made up his eyes. Thus sacrificed his own life.
Just looked at Richie in this live performance, offered all he had for the poor. When watching him hugging his two arms with his body. Then he slowly fell to the ground. All the small swallows were crying around him. I had the feeling that I wanted to cry for him too.
Then the angels (beautiful ladies from the Miss China Cosmos Beauty Pageant) resurrected him to life again with their love. Richie appeared again with a big white cape. He was so handsome, radiant and really a great gentleman!
Those three songs elected really fitted the situation: Flowers bloom in spring ----- My angel, my love. Candle light----- Have you received the flower that I have delivered from a far? If lifes going without you ----- The Beauty Pageant theme song-Life is filled with pleasant surprise.
Richies was not on top, but he managed to complete the work. I felt for him deeply ......both inside and outside the show.
My dear Richie, after finishing these few days work, you must listen to doctor's order. Take your medicine and eat accordingly. Rest your the vocal cord for ten days, and do not disobey order anymore. Otherwise, our hearts will ache for you again!