TheÂ shameÂ of this…is that she is a Kiwi:
Wing Han TsangÂ (Chinese:Â æŸćé;Â pinyin:Â ZÄng YÇnghĂĄn; b. 1960), popularly known simply asÂ Wing, is aÂ New ZealandÂ singer ofÂ Hong KongÂ origin. She is known for her unique, offbeat, out of tune, singing style.
Having taken upÂ singingÂ as a hobby after immigrating to New Zealand, Wing gained an audience by entertaining patients at nursing homes and hospitals in and aroundÂ Auckland. This prompted suggestions that she release a CD; the result was a debut titledÂ Phantom of the Opera, featuring theÂ title songÂ from theÂ Andrew Lloyd WebberÂ musical, and a selection of other popular tunes to the accompaniment of a programmedÂ electronic keyboard.
Despite her unconventional style the recording proved a success, leading to a number of subsequent releases ofÂ cover versionsÂ that eventually gained her an international audience.
She has appeared on such shows asÂ SportsCafeÂ andÂ Rove Live. She guest starred onÂ South ParkÂ in anÂ episode named for herÂ that was first broadcast in March 2005. On the DVD commentary for this episode, series creatorsÂ Trey ParkerÂ andÂ Matt StoneÂ explain that she had to approve her cartoon likeness before allowing her music to be used. Parker also says he received a letter of thanks from her for the sales boost she enjoyed as a result of the episode.