Woot! Jane Zhang was on the Oprah show! — making her the first Chinese artist to ever appear on the show.
She was nervous and her speech rehearsed, but hey, who wouldn’t be facing Oprah AND Simon from American Idol? Granted, her voice was BEAUTIFUL!
Here’s the first song she sang on the show: It’s called Impression of the West Lake [download].
Recall the experience, Jane expressed later that it felt “like a dream”. When her agency received the invitation for her to appear on Oprah’s show, they had no preconceived notion of how popular the show was. Until close to the shooting date, the pressure kicked in as she learned more about it and found out that it’s one of the most watched shows in America.
Jane’s voice dazzled Oprah so much that after the shooting ended, she was invited back on stage to sing Loving You for the audience.
Here’s a brief interview of Jane talking about the experience after the fact, of which she praised the professionalism of Oprah’s crew (e.g. the clothes fitting that took hours so the singer can look her absolute best in an eight minute appearance.):
via ent people