NDP 2020 evening show brought out nostalgia in Singaporeans with performances of past National Day theme songs

The evening show ended off with a spectacular fireworks display after a medley of National Day performances.

Winny Wint Htae

Published: 9 August 2020, 9:50 PM

Following the morning parade that paid tribute to our frontliners, the NDP 2020 evening show featured a medley of performances from our local talents and a finale of fireworks at various heartland locations across Singapore.

Highlights from the evening show, held at The Star Theatre, include singer-songwriter Charlie Lim’s rendition of the 2018 National Day theme song, ‘Room At The Table’. He recently rewrote the song to reflect the circumstances we faced in 2020.

His performance was followed by a medley of NDP songs such as ‘One United People’, ‘Where I Belong’ and more.

Another segment that caught viewers’ attention was the touching performance by hip-hop artist Shazuan Siraj, also known as Abang Sapau, and his mother. Shazuan sang ‘Life In The Lion City’ and a touching performance of ‘Each Other’, a song he wrote at the beginning of the circuit breaker.

Popular artists JJ Lin and Stefanie Sun also captured the hearts of the viewers with their duet, ‘Stay With You’, which featured moving lyrics like “Come round, I’ll be here, right with you”.

The 90-minute show wrapped up with the NDP Virtual Choir, featuring thousands of Singaporeans singing ‘We Are Singapore’ in harmony virtually, the Pledge Moment and the National Anthem.

The celebrations also continued outdoors – Singaporeans were treated to a medley of fireworks that were set off across 10 locations, such as Jurong Lake Gardens and Marina Reservoir!


The fireworks display at the Marina Bay Sands. PHOTO CREDIT: MUHAMMAD SYAKEEL


Throughout the evening, Singaporeans shared photos and videos of the fireworks from various locations across the island.

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The fireworks display lit up the night sky, adding to the celebratory atmosphere. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/N.GZE


Families soaking up the atmosphere in the heartlands. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/MZ.FBXI


Singaporeans celebrating at home also shared photos of themselves watching the evening show – some were even decked out in red and white and sported NDP memorabilia such as flags and face tattoos.


People shared photos of their celebrations at home to remember the occasion. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/JESPIETY


Even our furry friends wanted to wish Singapore a happy 55th birthday! PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ELLIENEMMA


Even though this year’s National Day was celebrated differently, it seemed to be an enjoyable day for Singaporeans all around the island.

Here’s to hoping that our National Day celebrations will be celebrated with a bigger bang next year!

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