Happy New Year!! What’s a new year celebration without a few good concerts? Lets begin with the always energetic and youthful Hunan TV New Year Concert. Hosted by Happy Camp and Day Day Up MCs (as usual), this year’s concert should really be called a family concert since almost everyone are affiliated with HNTV in someway.
idarklight‘s favorite performance might be the cuteness overload from Zhang Liang and Tian Tian, but my favorite performance of the night has to be the special rendition of Ylvis’s The Fox by Superboy 2013. Performed by Bai Jugang 白举纲, Jia Shengqiang 贾盛强, Ning Huanyu 宁恒宇, Rao Wei 饶威. Supergirl 2011 (Fu Mengni 付梦妮, Hong Chen 洪辰, Liu Meihan 刘美含, Zu Miaoling 苏妙玲) also joined the quartet at the end.
The full concert is available on HNTV’s Official Youtube Channel, below at a few highlight acts from the night.
Vivi Jiang Yingrong opened the concert with a cover of Lady Gaga’s Applause, followed by a cover of Ke$ha’s Tik Tok by shimei Dany Li Sidanni. The pair then performed their newest collaborative single DV.
I Am a Singer participant and Superboy 2013 judge Laure Shang Wenjie 尚雯婕 performed her newest single The Little Star 小星星 and a cover of Katy Perry’s Firework.
Not to be outdone by the lady from “The Little Star”, Hua Chenyu 华晨宇 up the antics by live recording/broadcasting his performance from his own handheld camcorder. The little martian performed a rock classic, Creep by Radiohead. Some of the angles from the camcorder were odd, but the overall performance was AMAZING.
Wallace Chung 钟汉良, who seems to age backwards, performed the theme song of the original Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils 天龙八部 Nan Nian De Jing 难念的经 and the new theme song Tian Xia Zhi Feng 天下之风 for the remake version. He also performed his new song John Travolta (?) 约翰屈伏塔.
Vision Wei Chen 魏晨 performed a string of new songs from his new EP Pinnacle 登“封”造极 (homonym translation). The segment opened with a black and white intro for the dance track Secret Love 封面恋人, followed by Lady Lady and My Own Spokesperson 为自己代言.
Yisa Yu Kewei 郁可唯 performed Tiny Times theme song Time Boils The Rain 时间煮雨 on a swing high in the air with smoke rising up from the ground below her feet. She then performed a cover of Jam Hsiao’s 萧敬腾 Empress 王妃. (How many outfit changes did she do?)
Huang Qianshan 黄绮珊 being her awe-inspiring self performed five amazing songs in one go – Together 一起来, Can’t Cry 哭不出来, Unable to Leave You 离不开你, All by Myself, and Comeback 回来.
Another great performer from this season’s Superboy, Oho Ou Hao 欧豪 performed his remake of A-Mei’s 张惠妹 Fire 火 with plenty of rap to fit his hiphop image.
The best performance of the night must go to Tan Weiwei 谭维维 for her Sky Fall performance.
Unfortunately Sean Chen Xiang 陈翔 was only able to perform one song, and he wasn’t even the main act of the segment. But I suppose he’s one of the lucky ones, since none of the other Superboys from his season appeared in the concert this year. Chen Xiang performed his new song Search 搜 as an insert act for his long lost twin Lee Joongi’s segment.
Ten years after competition on the first season of Supergirls at the age of 15, Kristy/Baby Zhang Hanyun 张含韵 returned to the entertainment industry in 2013 with a movie and dramas. Celebrating her return with an entourage of past dreamers, Baby Zhang performed Continue, For My 15-Year-Old Self 继续，给十五岁的自己.
And… of course Hunan TV did not forget to remind the views of their latest investments. Superboy 2013’s Top 13 took the stage to perform their theme song Dream On Pure Hearts 追梦赤子心 and Mayday’s 五月天 Leaving the Earth’s Surface 离开地球表面.
Jason Zhang Jie 张杰 recently released a new album Love, No Need To Explain 爱,不解释. He opened his segment with war declaration in the form of Rebel Attitude 逆态度, which will be used as the theme song to a war themed video game in the new year. Being Zhang Jie, he also performed the ballad He Doesn’t Understand 他不懂 from his new album, and his song for Xie Na This is Love 这就是爱.
Singer, songwriter, musician, actor, entrepreneur, Superboy judge, dad (did I miss anything?) Nicholas Tse 谢霆锋 performing his old hits Thank You for Your Love 1999 谢谢你的爱1999 and Love Because of Love 因为爱所以爱.
Another 不老男神 Jimmy Lin 林志颖 drove his race car right onto the stage in an Ultraman-esque outfit to perform Positive Energy 正能量. Apparently Kimi tried to correct his dad‘s wrong choreography for the Ultraman performance. Jimmy also performed Wild Chrysanthemum 野菊花 with a lucky fan and Not every love song has fond memories 不是每个恋曲都有美好回忆. He also performed everyone’s favorite Rainy Season 17 十七岁的雨季 with the MCs.
Closing the concert is the resident Queen Chris Lee/Li Yuchun 李宇春 with My Kingdom 我的王国, self-titled Chris Lee, and Say goodbye.