That’s the choice that millions of competitors and viewers have or will have to make this summer as the three talent shows battle it out. A look at what each one offers:
Conquer the world with beauty
Despite having the shallowest slogan of them all, SMG’s female “My Hero”, Jiayou! Dong Fang Tian Shi, or as we’re going to translate it, Jiayou! Dragon Angels, has a quite deep, if not solid, backing. First up is the big fish – Huayi Brothers. Being a mainly film and drama producer, it makes sense that Huayi would want to go for the lookers over the voices. The Dragon Angels have been promised spots in Disney, SMG and Huayi’s High School Musical and possible spots in Feng Xiaogang movies. And then there are two starring roles in Hai Yan dramas. If the Angels prefered flying over acting (who wouldn’t want to act opposite BOBO?), the top 60 are also guaranteed jobs as air attendants on CE-air. However, I do admire the fact that they require all contestant to audition without makeup. After all, SMG wants actresses, not make-up artists.
With the endorsement of Golden Typhoon this year, Absolute Singing is probably the best place for serious singers. Granted, you probably won’t go far in popularity this summer, but you’ll end up in one of the few mainland singing companies that has a proven track record in successfully marketing new artists, famous or not. Also, this is pretty much the only competition that isn’t female-only (though there were a few bold males caught dressing up as girls for Super Girls)
Happy Female Voice’ Identity Crisis – Happy or Voice?
Despite it being “Happy Female Voice,” many are complaining that the “Happy” seems to take precedent over “Voice” in many cases. For example, how dance teacher Yue Liang or Cecilia Cheung lookalike Gong Mi, with their less-than-superior voices, got into the top 300 is a puzzle to many. Nevertheless, most girls, unless they’re big fans of Chen Chusheng or He Jie, will probably be flocking to Super Girls. So this’ll still be the one to watch for the most talent.