每日翻译练习[八]

On August 8, 2000, a Taiwanese record company held a contest in search for new artists to be signed under its label. The contest had about 1000 contestants and after many tiring rounds of competing, seven contestants were left for the "Cruel Stage" round. That marked the making of S.H.E., a band consisting of three plain girls. Following the competition, the company gave all seven contestants an audition. At the beginning, only one would be given a contract, but because of their incredible performance, all three of them were signed "Together" (album title).
2000年8月8日,台湾某唱片公司举办了一次歌唱大赛,目的是为该公司发掘新艺人。有将近一千人参加了这个比赛,经过数轮的残酷竞争后,七位选手留了下来,进入最后的残酷淘汰赛。按照比赛规定,七名选手分别要进行试唱,只有一个人能够留下来。但是由于三个女孩子的出色表现,唱片公司最终签下了三个人,这也标志着SHE组和的诞生。
However, the company had no intention of making them a group as their different personalities and looks did not fit with what the audience was used to. But in Taiwan, there had never been such an all-girl group with different personalities and looks, so they boldly put the three girls together as a new and fresh combination. The three girls were much shocked at this unexpected decision, but started the cheerful collaboration in a "Girl’s Dormitory" (title of their debut album in 2001).
起初,唱片公司并不想把这三个女孩组成一个乐队,因为她们外形和个性差异太大,并不符合观众的惯常口味。但是在台湾乐坛,还从未出现过如此的女子组合,于是唱片公司将他们作为新人推出。三个女孩接受了这个令她们惊讶的决定并开始了愉快的合作,2001年,SHE的处女大碟《女生宿舍》面市了。
The band’s name, S.H.E, comes from the first letters of their English names – "S" for "Selina", "H" for "Hebe" and "E" for "Ella".
乐队名称是由三人的英文名首字母组成的:Selina、Hebe、Ella。
Soft and shy, Selina is full of tender, girlish charm. She was the actual winner of this contest. Her younger sister really wanted to join but was too young. She caught the judges’ attention in the first round by singing Coco Lee’s "Before I Fall in Love" and entered the final round with no trouble but "The Closest Stranger".
腼腆内向的Selina充满感性的女孩气。她是歌唱大赛的第一名,在那次比赛中她的妹妹因年龄问题而没能进入。Selina在预赛中以椰子李的“before i fall in love”引起了评委们的注意,决赛中,她的一曲“最熟悉的陌生人”征服了全场,赢得冠军。
Hebe is confident and always comes up with new ideas. She was recommended to join by the workers of the television show "Cruel Stage". During the first round, her voice started breaking while singing "Return Home". She decided to sing a song with a lower key in the final round. But because she was unfamiliar with the song, she forgot her lyrics in the finals, messing up her performance. However, the manager appreciated her straight personality.
黑皮是一个自信的女孩,她的脑子里总是充满了鬼点子。她是由“残酷舞台”节目的工作人员举荐参加这次比赛的。第一轮中,她在演唱“回家”的时候跑调了,于是她决定在决赛中唱首调低点的歌。没想到由于太不熟悉,黑皮在演唱的时候忘词了。但是她的率真个性还是打动了唱片公司的经理。
Ella is the courage and intelligence and is regarded as the leader. When she and her younger brother went to Taipei from Pingtung for a holiday, her elder sister registered her into the competition. She almost gave up before the first round because of the long queue of contestants, but was convinced by her sister to stay, and made her way through the final round. She had a unique deep voice, which caught the company’s attention and made her stand out from the others.
大胆机灵的爱乐是SHE的核心,当她和弟弟去从屏东飞到台北度假的时候,表妹为她报名参加了歌唱比赛。看着长长的参赛者队伍,爱乐几乎放弃了比赛,那时表妹给了她勇气,她也一直走到了决赛。爱乐的声线很深沉,这使她在比赛中突出并了抓住了唱片公司的注意力。
When asked about the secret to their success, the boyish Ella says, "The not-so-pretty faces and not-so-expensive dress style keeps us close to our fans. We are happy to be the girls next door and your singing sisters."
当问及她们的成功秘诀时,假小子爱乐说:“我们不漂亮也不时尚,但是我们很有亲和力。我们给你的感觉是邻家小妹妹一样。”
It’s really a Magical Journey (album title), from day-dreaming high school girls to Super Star(s) (album title) performing on the same stage with their idols, and giving Encore (album title) in front of a sea of crazy fans.
从整天做梦的高中女生,到舞台上星光熠熠的《super star》,被万千歌迷狂呼《encore》,这的确像是一次《奇幻旅程》。  
Their most popular songs include Super Star, originally sung by Sweetbox (a German band), Tropical Rainforest, Haven’t Got a Lover, Persian Cat and I.O.I.O.
SHE最有名的歌曲包括 Super Star(翻唱德国乐队“糖果盒”的作品)、热带雨林、恋人未满、波斯猫以及I.O.I.O.

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