Stella Seah (born Seah Hui Xian; 28 October 1992) is a Singaporean singer-songwriter currently signed under Ocean Butterflies Music. She was discovered after winning Starhub's first reality singing contest, Academy Fantasia in 2012. She was also a semi-finalist on Campus Superstar in 2007. In admiration of her perseverance to pursue a career as a singer, an anonymous sponsor had also provided her with funding for her final year of studies in LASALLE's Diploma in Music programme. Seah is also a member of singing-songwriting duo StellaVee.
Seah Hui Xian
28 October 1992
|Labels||Ocean Butterflies Music|
2007-2013: Early beginnings and Sunsilk Academy FantasiaEdit
In 2007, Stella represented CHIJ Katong Convent in the second season of Campus SuperStar under the name "Seah Hui Xian", in which she came in third in the female category. Later, she studied at LASALLE's School of Contemporary Music. She had been commended by Head of the School – Mr Timothy O'Dwyer as "a stand-out vocalists with a bright future." Mr O'Dwyer also said that while Stella is a seemingly shy girl off-stage, she has continuously brought strong performances to LASALLE's practice stage over the past academic years.
In 2012, Stella took part in StarHub TV's Sunsilk Academy Fantasia, a Singaporean version of Thai singing contest Academy Fantasia, in which she emerged winner. Stella has also participated in Singapore's National Day Parade 2013 as part of a premier girl band, Ricochet, at the Sing-A-Nation contest, and sung its theme song, "One Singapore".
In 2013, Stella recorded 愛不要遺憾 together with another Ocean Butterflies' singer, Melvin Sia, which is the theme song of a Singaporean telemovie, "Love Shake" (心動), which starred Fann Wong, Zheng Geping among other local stars.
2014: Wings of Dreams EPEdit
On 10 October 2014, Stella released her debut extended play, entitled 梦想的翅膀 (Wings Of Dreams). The first single from the EP, 够 Local (Go Local), is about the daily activities and things unique to Singapore. The music video was uploaded on 28 October 2014. The second single, 我们这一班2014 (Our Class), is a remake of Dawn Gan's song of the same name, but with updated lyrics.
On 18 October, Stella was appointed to perform at the A-Nation Concert, alongside international acts like Aaron Yan and Ayumi Hamasaki. Stella was the only Singapore artiste who performed at the concert.
On December 8, 2014, Stella uploaded the music video of an original composition she wrote in 2013, 毕业之歌 (Graduation Song), for her friends in LASALLE.
2015-2017: Chinese musicals, StellaVee, Sing! ChinaEdit
Stella has been cast as the second female lead for the third run of Singapore's first Chinese Musical "December Rains" (雨季). In this musical that will be running from 28 August to 6 September, Stella will be acting as "Meng Yu" (梦雨), the daughter of first female lead "Li Qing" (丽卿).
In 2015, Seah also took part in TVB's International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship, but failed to get into the top 3.
In 2016, she starred in Toy Factory Production's musical Innamorati Two, a sequel to Innamorati: The Musical, featuring original songs written by the cast.
In 2017, she teamed up with fellow Singaporean singer-songwriter Vee (易薇倪) to form the duo StellaVee. They would be releasing an EP with original songs in September 2017. Seah also participated in the second season of Sing! China as a contestant, and was selected to be part of Na Ying's team.
- Wings Of Dreams 梦想的翅膀 (2014)
|2014||Go Local 够Local||Wings of Dreams 梦想的翅膀||Ocean Butterflies Music|
|Our Class 我们这一班2014|
|2014||天使的翅膀||Theme Song of The Caregivers||Ocean Butterflies International|
|2015||心与心 (with Jacky Chew 周玮贤)||Theme song of Good Luck||Ocean Butterflies Music|
|2015||December Rains||Meng Yu 梦雨|
|2016||Innamorati Two 唯二||An An 安安|
- "Hui Xian – sponsored by anonymous donor fan". Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
- "National Day Parade 2013". Archived from the original on 9 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
- "愛不要遺憾 (演唱:謝慧嫻 & 謝佳見)". Retrieved 17 June 2013.
- Ng, Gwendolyn (4 August 2017). "Two more Singaporeans find mentors on Sing! China: Stella Seah and Olinda Cho". The Straits Times. Singapore Press Holdings. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
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