Remember “Doll Boy” who got his name from a creepy snake dance on a television program 14 years ago?
He was back Monday for a gig at the Lai Yuen Amusement Park on the Central harborfront.
Vincent Wong (his real name), performed with Ava Yu, reprising his unique dance style.
They sang the Cantonese song “Doll loves the world”, first sung by Taiwanese star Shino Lin and adapted from the Japanese original “End Roll” by Ayumi Hamasaki.
And did “Doll Boy” bring the house down.
Hong Kong netizens quickly warmed to him, with some saying he looks better with a muscular body.
Some observed he has overcome his shyness after performing a hot number with Yu.
They also thanked him for jogging their memory.
In 2001, he sang “Doll loves the world” out of tune while performing his snake dance on a TV reality show.
He was heavily criticized by a judge for “having too much confidence” and “ignoring the camera”.
In 2009, his snake dance appeared on YouTube after netizens posted it to lure him back to another performance.
Wong had been rumored to have died of SARS in 2003.
Before his successful comeback, Wong had been a social media recluse until netizens found him on Facebook and began sending him messages.
Some netizens said although Wong is not as handsome as Japanese artist Kimura Takuya, who performed a snake dance in a Gatsby ad, he has a likeable demeanor.
And to show their new appreciation of him, they apologized for mocking him in the past.
Wong said on his Facebook page he hopes everybody enjoyed the show and thanked his support crew.
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