With a mix of dance, traditional music, folk music, opera, xiangsheng, and martial arts, idol competition Chinese Youth 国风美少年 looks for idols who can combine modern performances with traditional Chinese elements. I no longer have any idea how Chinese competitions work, but the three judges are singer Huo Zun, xiangsheng performer Zhang Yunlei, and singer-actress Ju Jingyi.
The show also has its fair share of idol group members as contestants, such as 7Sense’s Li Muzi, Awaken-F‘s Qin Zimo, and SNH48’s Song Xinran. So far, though, the breakout star so far is actress Hankhiz, whose performance you can watch below:
The production team is amazing with great stage design, costumes, and music arrangement by Liu Zhou. The contestants are a mixed bag with some really talented people and a lot of people who only fits the show by being able to sing a song with some Chinese elements, but luckily the production team makes sure most performances are still quite a show.
The series comes out once a week on Saturdays, with episode 1 airing yesterday. Watch episode 1 here.