Right Choice, Wrong Voice
While young broads like Khanh Ngoc still puts out Chinese-contaminated records, Minh Thu goes for the Vietnamese’s authentic flavor. That’s the good part. The not-so-good part is that her voice is not strong enough to tackle traditional folks. Listening to her breathy delivery and stiffed flow on Pho Duc Phuong’s compositions, you wish that Khuc Hat Phieu Ly were cut for Thanh Lam or Ngoc Ha. Furthermore, the tedious productions do nothing but bring down her performances. Where is Quoc Trung when they need him?