Oct 17, 2012
Having endured a 10-hour flight, Uta and our team arrived in LAX at 11AM on October 14th, oficially launching her Hollywood trip. Winner of RockTheWeb Season 1 Uta will record her first single this week, arranged, recorded and produced by distinguished team, The Matrix. Working alongside her is former teacher to Michael Jackson, Seth Riggs. This is the first time a Chinese singing competition has offered contestants such a prestigious team of musicians.
On July 14th RockTheWeb! named Guandong singer, Uta, winner of Season 1 for her breathtaking performance of “Olive Tree.” This won her a record contract to launch her international singing career. This is the first cooperation between a Chinese musician and production team, The Matrix, who has worked with a number of international pop stars, such as Avril Lavigne, Shakira and Ricky Martin.
Two months proior to this trip, Uta was in talks with The Matrix team to prepare for the intensive recording week. Uta personally lyricized the Chinese version of the song, in order to portray her unique personality and style.
During her recording week, Uta will work with vocal coach, Seth Riggs, who has trained Michael Jackson, Madonna, and many other prominent stars. The pair spend each day rehearsing intensively to prepare Uta’s voice for recording in the evening.
Also joining Uta are the winners of the Most Active Fan competition, and Ke’erqinfu, a famous Chinese music journalist and director of The Chinese Association for the Study of Popular Music. The group will ride in style, greeted at LAX in a luxury Sedan. From here they will be taken to a Beverly Hills mansion where they’ll spend a relaxing week, taking in the panoramic view of LA city. Once they’re settled in, they’ll take a trip to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, following which, the group will visit the Dolby Theatre and take a tour organised by the Academy Awards. The lucky party will also visit the mansion gifted by Michael Jackson to Seth Riggs.