Kelly Poon Kar Lai (潘嘉丽, born July 11) is a Singaporean singer who emerged from one of the Chinese singing competition held in Singapore, Project SuperStar.
Kelly Poon graduated from Huamin Primary School, Yishun Town Secondary School and Singapore Polytechnic. She pursued her studies of Maritime Transportation Management at the Singapore Polytechnic. After graduation in 2004 when she became an air stewardess with the Singapore Airlines.
She auditioned for Project SuperStar in April 2005.
During the course of competition, she was eliminated in the fourth quarter-final, but was back on stage following sufficient public votes in the revival round. During the entire competition, she impressed both the critics and the judges with her on-stage personality and versatility. Her consistent and impressive performance week after week won over many fans in spite of criticism from judges that she need to improve on her musicianship. A fan club was quickly setup and as of September as of 2005[update] with Valerie as President and Joe Sim(SP) as Vice President, there are over 4200 members in her official fan club, the Kellyfornian Fan Club [KFC] aka 嘉人.
Poon came in 2nd in the Grand Finals of Project Superstar and secured a recording deal with Universal Music.
Released her first album Love me, Kelly 2006, 14th of February in Singapore and later was signed to Yao Chien and was based in Taiwan with 在世界中心 being her 2nd album released in Singapore and her debut album in Taiwan. Her third album is Smiling Kelly, released on 22 October 2008 in Taiwan. She also then ended her contract with Yao Chien, now 2010, signed with ROCK RECORDS(TW). Released her 4th new music work, consist of her compositions, released 2011, 29th of July Super Kelly, 超給麗 in Taiwan and 2011, 3rd of August in Singapore.