Following the trend of tourism commercials with celebrities, boyband A-One has participated in an ad to promote tourism to Beijing, which will will be shown on CCTV, Phoenix, and Beijing TV.
Also participating in this ad is Jiang Xintian, who became deaf and mute at an early age, and was one of the torch collectors (collected the fire from the relay) for the Paralympics in Beijing. She was chosen for the ad due to her strong, image of perseverance for self-improvement, while the boys were chosen for their happy, dynamic youthful image.
The final ad will only be 15 seconds, but the shoot took two days. The weather was very cold still in Beijing, but everyone had to pretend to be warm and sunny for the shoot. The guys admired Jiang Xintian for not complaining though wearing a skirt and for waiting patiently as a sign language interpreter helped her communicate with the director. All the members were extremely proud to be able to show off Beijing, but Yao Mingjun, who is actually a Beijinger was the most excited, and was unable to sleep the night before the first day.
Outside the National Theater aka The Egg. Beijing now has a Bird’s Nest, Water Cube, the Egg, and The Pants aka the brand-new CCTV tower which caught on fire earlier this year during New Years after some firecrackers went awry. I believe it was karma since CCTV hates all the stars that found fame through Hunan TV/Dragon TV/etc, eliminating most of the youthful entertainers (and some of the best singers) from their stations. A-One thankfully, does’t have to endure that since they are not affiliated with Hunan TV and Dragon TV.
Beginning in April, their new album’s title track “You Teared Up My Heart” will be playing across the nation. It was also mentioned on their blog that they are in preparation for a second album. Either they are super confident about future sucesses, or they are already taking a page out of Jiang Xintian’s book about perseverance.