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Wing wows New York's Birdland Jazz Club

Published: 7:34PM Tuesday October 27, 2009 Source: ONE News/NZPA

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New Zealand's offbeat singing sensation Wing, subject of an episode of a South Park cartoon, has taken her unique vocals to a New York jazz venue.

The New Zealander surprised her audience with a performance of Aquarius, and was joined by cast members of the Broadway company of the stage show Hair, at the Birdland Jazz Club.

Wing made her New York debut at the Birdland Jazz Club last year in a one-night-only concert, where she received standing ovations from a sold-out audience. Her most recent appearance marks Wing's third visit to the United States.

She performed some of her most popular songs, including the first live performances of songs from her newly released Michael Jackson/Celine Dion album entitled Beat It.  She also sang songs from current Broadway favourites Hair, 9 to 5, and Phantom of the Opera.

Wing has achieved cult status through her unique vocal styling, mastering hit songs by Michael Jackson, Andrew Lloyd Webber, ABBA, the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Mariah Carey and AC/DC.

Wing, full name Wing Han Tsang, took up singing soon after emigrating to New Zealand from Hong Kong, and has built up a wide range of fans through live performances, recordings and internet clips.

See Wing's unique interpretation of the Michael Jackson hit Beat It as performed on TVNZ's Good Morning here .