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Unavoidable 躲不過
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Studio album by Daniel 李吉漢
Released June, 2007 (Malaysia)
Recorded May/June, 2007
Genre Pop
Label Sony BMG Malaysia
Daniel 李吉漢 chronology
Daniel Celebration Edition 慶功收藏版
Unavoidable 躲不過

Unavoidable 躲不過 (Pinyin: Duǒ Bú Guò / Simplified Chinese: 躲不过) is the second album by winner of Malaysian Idol 2, Daniel Lee Chee Hun, released on 13 June 2007, [1] approximately 18 months since his self-titled debut album.

Malaysian Idol television series

Malaysian Idol is the Malaysian version of the Idol Series that started in UK, similar to shows such as UK's Pop Idol and American Idol in the franchise. This show is a contest to determine the best young singer in Malaysia, with the winner receiving a major record deal, although some runners-up have achieved enough fame to ink record deals of their own. Like any other Idol show, the winner is decided by public votes. The Malaysian Idol series has gained a following in Malaysia from people of all ages partly due to their interest in American Idol which had been introduced a few years prior. Malaysian Idol has been broadcast to Malaysian viewers via terrestrial television, 8TV and TV3.

Daniel Lee Chieh Hun is a Malaysian Chinese singer most notable for winning the second season of Malaysian Idol.

<i>Daniel Lee Chee Hun</i> (album) album by Daniel Lee Chee Hun

Daniel 李吉漢 is the self-titled debut album released by the winner of Malaysian Idol 2, Daniel Lee Chee Hun.



Production of this album is the result of a combination of works by local Malaysian song composers and producers, such as Li Nai Gang (李乃刚), Zhang Jue Long (张觉隆), Danny One Li Ming (温力铭), Peng Xue Bin (彭学斌), Guan Qi Yuan (管启源) and Azlan Abu Hassan. Out of these six individuals, Danny himself is a local singer and appears alongside Danell in the MV for the song Because of Love 因爲有愛, a remake of the former's own song of the same title, except that Daniel sang while Danny rapped.

Zhang Jue Long was responsible for writing one of Daniel's well-known hits, I Love To See You Now 現在,很想見你, in his previous album. Guan Qi Yuan is one of the judges in the Malaysian version of Project Superstar (绝对Superstar), a Mandarin singing talent search competition, known as the most critical of all 5 judges.

Daniel was said to have been under pressure during the production of this album, partly he had spent most of his time gap between this album and the previous one in other works, such as guest appearances in concerts and also the idol television drama, Sky 星空, produced and shown on Malaysian channel, 8TV 八度空間. This has caused him to worry quite a bit as to whether his singing skills had improved since then. Daniel himself confessed that he repeated recording of the songs numerous times before he himself was really satisfied, despite receiving the green light from those in charge of the recording.

Sky was a Malaysian-made Mandarin drama series, produced by and aired on 8TV, which combined newly discovered celebrities, particularly from the station's reality programmes Malaysian Idol, Project Superstar Malaysia and I Wanna Be A Model, namely Hoon Mei Sim, Johnson Wee, Gary Yap, Candy Lim and Daniel Lee Chee Hun.

8TV (Malaysia)

8TV is a Malaysian Chinese-language free-to-air television network focused on the Chinese community of Malaysia. Its programming consists of mostly dramas, sitcoms, and reality shows made in Chinese, either produced in Malaysia or imported from other countries, such as Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Singapore and occasionally Thai and Korean drama for Malay viewers.

The cover of the album displays Daniel in a 'yuppie' suit, a reflection of maturity of Daniel in his singing career, thus removing him from his sunny image displayed in his previous album, an indication that he is no longer a newbie in the entertainment industry.

"Yuppie" is a term coined in the early 1980s for a young professional person working in a city.


Like his previous album, Unavoidable 躲不過 is a trilingual album consisting of 8 Mandarin songs, 1 English song and 1 Malay song. The order of the songs according to language is also the same; the English and Malay songs are the 9th and last songs respectively. As before, Daniel re-sings an existing English song and recorded one of the Malay songs he sang during his days in Malaysian Idol 2.

No. 1 hit song Because of Love 因爲有愛 is a remake of Danny Wen Li Ming's song of the same title. Rap lyrics were added. Daniel sang the song while Danny rapped.

Unavoidable 躲不過 is a Mandarin cover song of Only Human, the theme song for Japanese true story-television drama 1 Litre of Tears 1リットルの涙 sung by Korean artist, K. 1 Litre of Tears started screening on Malaysian private channel 8TV on 4 August 2007 from 6 pm to 7 pm every Saturday.

1 Litre no Namida is a 2005 Japanese television drama for Fuji Television, based on a true story of a 15-year-old girl named Aya Kitō, who suffered from degenerative disease and died at the age of 25.

Kang Yoon-sung, better known by his stage name K, is a pop singer from South Korea under contract in Japan. In 2004, after achieving little success with his first album in South Korea, K crossed over to Japan. His first Japanese album, Beyond the Sea, has achieved a sales of over 300,000 copies.

Everytime is an existing English song sung by British boy band, a1, in 1999.

Angin Malam is an existing Malay song sung by Indonesian singer, Broery Marantika. It is also one of the three songs sung by Daniel during the Grand Finale of Malaysian Idol 2 in 2005. Other two songs are Heaven Knows (by Rick Price and Mimpi, both recorded in his first album.

Music videos

Daniel produced MVs for the first two songs in this album, i.e. Because of Love 因爲有愛 and Love is Under The Sky. However, the MVs do not exactly come together with purchase of the album. Early grabbers are given a free VCD containing the MV for the song Because of Love 因爲有愛 only. The MV for Love is Under The Sky, on the other hand, is found in the celebration edition of this album.

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