The best and worst outfits from this year’s Chinese New Year music videos

No dabbing this year, but tons of dog poses

Photos: Channel 8
Photos: Channel 8
17 Jan 2018

Photos: Channel 8

Every year, our artistes get into the Chinese New Year spirit by singing, dancing, and occasionally dabbing in special music videos. Throw in some themed outfits, and it all makes for some fun (if not cheesy) entertainment.

Last year’s getups reminded us of everything from a basket of oranges to fancy wallpaper. So how did this year’s fare? Keep reading to find out our verdict.

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Watch all the music videos here.

大地回春 'Da Di Hui Chun' Group Ensemble
大地回春 'Da Di Hui Chun' Group Ensemble
17 Jan 2018

大地回春 'Da Di Hui Chun' Group Ensemble

Starring: Richie Koh, Hong Ling, Ya Hui, He Ying Ying, Chew Chor Meng

While the outfits aren’t too exciting, out of all the groups, this one has the most “paws-perous” colour scheme.

Fur-ocity: 🐶🐶🐶🐶

Most fur-ocious outfit: Richie Koh
Most fur-ocious outfit: Richie Koh
17 Jan 2018

Most fur-ocious outfit: Richie Koh

Richie looks ready to serenade and sweep us off our feet in this dapper getup.

Least fur-ocious outfit: Ya Hui
Least fur-ocious outfit: Ya Hui
17 Jan 2018

Least fur-ocious outfit: Ya Hui

Ya Hui’s hong bao-shaped shirt and pants are a little too intensely red, even for Chinese New Year.

Best at posing:
Best at posing:
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Outfit aside, Ya Hui manages to look cute as a puppy while posing with her paws out. 

Watch the music video here

贺新年 'He Xin Nian' Group Ensemble
贺新年 'He Xin Nian' Group Ensemble
17 Jan 2018

贺新年 'He Xin Nian' Group Ensemble

Starring: Lee Teng, Quan Yifong, Guo Liang, Vivian Lai, Kym Ng

While these outfits might be a little bit questionable individually, together, they make up a nice citrusy colour palette.

Fur-ocity: 🐶🐶🐶

Most fur-ocious outfit: Vivian Lai
Most fur-ocious outfit: Vivian Lai
17 Jan 2018

Most fur-ocious outfit: Vivian Lai

Vivian’s ruffled romper puts a little bounce into her Chinese New Year poses.

Least fur-ocious outfit: Kym Ng
Least fur-ocious outfit: Kym Ng
17 Jan 2018

Least fur-ocious outfit: Kym Ng

Kym manages to resemble both Fred and Wilma Flintstone in this one-shoulder cocktail dress.

Best at posing: Quan Yifong
Best at posing: Quan Yifong
17 Jan 2018

Best at posing: Quan Yifong

We love how expressive Yifong is, whether she’s being sexy or silly.

Watch the music video here

新年颂 'Xin Nian Song' Group Ensemble
新年颂 'Xin Nian Song' Group Ensemble
17 Jan 2018

新年颂 'Xin Nian Song' Group Ensemble

Starring: Desmond Ng, Marcus Chin, Pornsak, Michelle Choo, and “Bao Bei Sisters” Teresa and Tracy Ong

As much as we enjoy the marshmallow colour palette, there are too many questionable choices – namely, Desmond’s “chewed by a pit bull” shirt, Michelle’s “chewed by a Chihuahua” sleeves, and Marcus’ clashing sneakers.

Fur-ocity: 🐶🐶

Most fur-ocious outfit: Marcus Chin (for everything but the shoes)
Most fur-ocious outfit: Marcus Chin (for everything but the shoes)
17 Jan 2018

Most fur-ocious outfit: Marcus Chin (for everything but the shoes)

That being said, the rest of Marcus’ outfit is on point – especially that studded white sweater top. Where can we get one of those?

Least fur-ocious outfit: Desmond Ng
Least fur-ocious outfit: Desmond Ng
17 Jan 2018

Least fur-ocious outfit: Desmond Ng

We know that the Year of the Dog is coming, but you don’t need to dress like one attacked your closet.

Best at posing: Pornsak
Best at posing: Pornsak
17 Jan 2018

Best at posing: Pornsak

Pornsak’s gleeful poses and expressions would put just about anyone in the mood for celebrating.

Watch the music video here

恭喜恭喜 'Gong Xi Gong Xi' Group Ensemble
恭喜恭喜 'Gong Xi Gong Xi' Group Ensemble
17 Jan 2018

恭喜恭喜 'Gong Xi Gong Xi' Group Ensemble

Starring: Chen Yixi, Chen Yixin, Chantalle Ng, Calvert Tay, Joanna Theng

Aww, look at these second-gen puppies gearing up for their first Chinese New Year music video.

Fur-ocity: 🐶🐶🐶

Most fur-ocious outfit: Calvert Tay
Most fur-ocious outfit: Calvert Tay
17 Jan 2018

Most fur-ocious outfit: Calvert Tay

Calvert looks like a well-mannered boy next door – or perhaps your family’s favourite grandchild – in his preppy sweater and white pants.

Least fur-ocious outfit: Chen Yixi
Least fur-ocious outfit: Chen Yixi
17 Jan 2018

Least fur-ocious outfit: Chen Yixi

This disproportional outfit would have fared better if the shorts had been pants.

Best at posing: Joanna Theng
Best at posing: Joanna Theng
17 Jan 2018

Best at posing: Joanna Theng

We’ll give Joanna credit for being the one who seemed most comfortable goofing off a little during the shoot.

Watch the music video here

阿狗狗旺旺过好年 'Agogo Wang Wang Guo Hao Nian' Group Ensemble
阿狗狗旺旺过好年 'Agogo Wang Wang Guo Hao Nian' Group Ensemble
17 Jan 2018

阿狗狗旺旺过好年 'Agogo Wang Wang Guo Hao Nian' Group Ensemble

Starring: Bonnie Loo, Edwin Goh, Jesseca Liu, Shaun Chen, Chen Hanwei, Zoe Tay, Elvin Ng, Rebecca Lim, Romeo Tan, Felicia Chin, Paige Chua, Pierre Png, Desmond Tan, Carrie Wong

What a colourful bunch! We love how everything is coordinated, from the customised skirts and scarves made from Marimekko fabric, to the white sneakers. 

Fur-ocity: 🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶

Most fur-ocious outfit: Jesseca Liu
Most fur-ocious outfit: Jesseca Liu
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Most fur-ocious outfit: Jesseca Liu

Together, Jesseca’s mustard halter top and the black detailing on her skirt make this outfit a touch more sophisticated than the rest.

Least fur-ocious outfit: Edwin Goh
Least fur-ocious outfit: Edwin Goh
17 Jan 2018

Least fur-ocious outfit: Edwin Goh

With that amount of green, you’d think Edwin was dressing for St. Patrick’s Day rather than Chinese New Year.

Best at posing: Desmond Tan
Best at posing: Desmond Tan
17 Jan 2018

Best at posing: Desmond Tan

Maybe it’s because he has two dogs, but Desmond’s impression of man’s best friend – while a little unglamorous – is by far the most dedicated.

Notable mention: Carrie Wong
Notable mention: Carrie Wong
17 Jan 2018

Notable mention: Carrie Wong

Carrie nails the “I didn’t do it!” look all of us dog owners have been subjected to.

Watch the music video here

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