New Brunswick, NJ: Fresh off her first tour in Mainland China, Katara is bringing her style of Chinese language music back home to the United States with her debut performance at Rutgers University. The performance will take place during “RU Voice”, a talent competition fashioned after the popular television show “The Voice”. Unlike the other beautiful blonde judges before her, Christina Aguilera and Shakira, Katara will be critiquing contestants in Chinese. Out of over 100 contestants, only 10-12 remain. On September 22nd, the winner will be determined by a panel of five accomplished music professionals, including Katara. During the competition, Katara has also been invited to give her own performance in Chinese for the intimate venue of 500.

Rutgers Students Post Katara's Flyers

Katara is no stranger to talent competitions. In July, Katara appeared on a television show in Taiwan called “Super Star” where she performed for a 300 seat audience and 15 million viewers at home. …READ MORE

Katara recently sang a new version of “Long Time No See” here’s what people around the web were saying:

Via their weibo, Youku wrote:

“#Cool Videos# The beautiful foreigner Katara has created a bilingual, soulful rendition of ‘Long Time No See.’ Her original English lyrics are no lovely. At 1 minute 37 seconds into it, you will have tears in your eyes. The blend of Chinese with a European and American style has a fresh feeling.

Via their weibo, 56.com wrote:

Katara, a beautiful foreign woman, sang an original version of ‘Long time no see’Katara’s original English lyrics are so beautiful that it will make you cry! ‘Long time no see’ @老外朋友 http://t.cn/zYK0XMG

Weibo’s official music video account posted:

Beautiful foreigner Katara (@老外朋友 ) Chinese and English song “Long Time No See” will move your heart. http://t.cn/zYlD1wu The original mix and match of the Chinese and English lyrics is so touching!

Katara is giving away a special original song for Chinese New Year! Click Here to download the Free MP3

Happy New Year!

Hello everyone!

In celebration of Chinese New Year, I am giving away a free MP3! Please follow my WeChat account by scanning the QR code above or by my username: 老外朋友

If you like the song, please feel free to share it with your friends! Thank you so much for your support. It means so much to me, thank you!

Happy New Year!

Best wishes,

Katara

Katara on CCTV3

On December 30 at 6pm Beijing Time, I will perform for the first time on CCTV3! If you have time, I really hope you can watch the show!

Katara on CCTV3

Watch Katara on The China Dream Show

Tonight (November 22, 2013) Katara will appear on Zhejiang TV’s hit show “The China Dream Show” starting at 9:10pm Beijing time. If you are in Mainland China, you can watch it online here. If you are outside of China, then be sure to subscribe to Katara on Youtube or Youku so that you can see the recap of the episode featuring Katara.

What is Katara’s dream? Will it come true? Find out tonight!

Thank you for your support.

My First MV has been launched!

Hello everyone!

Today I released the MV for my my original Chinese song called “Yinwei Ni” (Because of you). I really hope you enjoy it!

If you like the song, please feel free to share it with your friends! Thank you so much for your support. It means so much to me, thank you!

Best wishes,

Katara

“Because of You” Live in Beijing

Hello everyone! Thank you all so much for your support. This is a recording of my original song that I recently performed in Beijing, If you like this song “Because of You” (Yinwei Ni), please download it on iTunes! Thank you so much again for your support and encouragement.

xoxo
Katara

Meters/Bonwe Shanghai Concert and Autograph Signing

This is video footage from my concert at Meters/Bonwe in Shanghai. The song playing is my original Chinese song called “The Flood” (Hong Shui). I really hope you like it! It’s available now on iTunes and Google Play. Thank you so much for your support!!! xoxo Katara

Taiwan Super Star

I recently participated in TTV’s television program called"Taiwan Super Star"! Thank you so much to TTV for giving me the opportunity。You can watch the re-cap and some behind the scenes footage below. I sang my original song “Yinwei Ni” (Because of you), Aaron Kwok’s “Dui Ni Ai Bu Wan”, and Hebe’s “Jimo Jimo Jiu Hao”. I hope you enjoy! Thank you so much for your support!


Why Do I Love Chinese?

People often ask me, “Katara, why do like Chinese so much?” That question is so tough to answer because there are so many reasons why I fell in love with it. So, I’ll tell you a story that pretty much sums it up.

There’s a story in China about a frog who lives in a well. When he looks up at the sky, he can only see it through the opening at the top of the well. So, his whole life, he thinks that what he can see is how big the sky actually is. Before I started learning Chinese, I feel like I was the frog in the well. My sky was awesome, beautiful, and blue, but yet, it was only a small part of what is actually there. Now that I’ve been studying Chinese and experiencing Chinese culture, I feel like I can finally begin to see the whole sky. My world was much smaller before, and now it has grown infinitely bigger and bright.

It’s magical. I’ve made friends who I would have never known, seen places I could have only dreamed about, and heard the most beautiful music. It’s changed my life in a beautiful way.

Spend a Day With Me Sweepstakes!

Below is the entry form for the “Spend a Day With Katara” Sweepstakes. This is a competition sponsored by PaiShouBa where we will select 5 winners from cities throughout mainland China and invite them to spend a day with me doing fun activities, going out to eat, and seeing one of my concerts. Each winner will also receive free concert tickets to give their friends and the chance to record pictures and video with their smartphones to share with their friends on weibo.

Here’s how to enter:

First: Upload a one minute video to youku.com where you tell me a little about yourself, your hobbies, why you’re a fan, and explain how you’d like to spend your day with me.
Next: Fill out the registration form below. Include a link to the video you uploaded. Your phone number is required so that we can call you if you win.
Lastly: Go to weibo and tell me (@老外朋友) and all your friends that you’ve entered my contest.
You’ve got to hurry, the contest ends July 8th

Good luck! I hope to see you soon!

姓名 (Name)

电邮 (Email)

城市(City)

电话号(Phone)

视频链接(Video Link)

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你的微博网址 (Weibo URL)

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Visit Katara on weibo here @老外朋友

Q.What is your nationality?
A.I am American.
Q.Are you a professional singer?
A.Yes
Q.How long have you lived in China?
A. I haven’t actually been to Mainland China. In 2012, I went to Hong Kong for 12 days. Now, I’m back in the US.
Q.:How long have you been studying Chinese?
A. Almost two years. I started to learn Chinese in August 2011 . I took three semesters of College level Chinese here in the States.
Q.: Do you like Chinese food?
A.Very much! Dumplings are my favorite!
Q.: What is your Sina Weibo name?
A.@老外朋友 (which means Foreign Friend)