Ethan Thoi – Khong Gian Bach Bien

On his debut Khong Gian Bach Bien, Vietnamese-Australian Ethan Thoi tries to please everyone from teenyboppers to club bangers to ballroom dancers. While he succeeds in giving “Thu Ca” a refreshing tango flavor, he flops miserably with the horrendous use of Auto-Tune effects (T-Paining too much) on “Hot Stuff.” Just when I thought “Hot Stuff” is an unsurpassable dud comes the Chinese bonus track, “Ai De Chu Ti Ya,” and the worst part is when he started to rap in Chinese. Ethan’s voice is actually decent (clear and forceful), but his song materials are pretty much garbage.

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