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Super Boy 2013: Fan, Wei, and Song to Come Back to Stage and Yang Mi is chosen as guest judge!

can you spot the tag-along?

can you spot the tag-along? It’s vampire-hottie Julaiti!

Fan Shiqi, Wei Yining, Song Wei barreled through the competition with flying colors last Saturday, scoring the only three seats on YY’s Revival Competition (which, for those who are unclear what that is, it’s an alternate stage for eliminated Super Boy contestants to compete in order to get revived into the main stage) as finalists. While Fan teams up with Julaiti for a thrilling revisit of boy group EXO’s hit song “History” (personally I enjoyed their cover of EXO’s MAMA more), Wei Yining wins the hearts of Chinese fans with his soulful performances of “Starry Starry Night” from the same-title Taiwanese film and his original piece called “Little Fish”. Finally, Song Wei bursts into the round, making a place on the third and final spot – a surprising, but well deserved 3rd finalist; performing a song called “Runaway Mama”.

Although all three boys will have a showcase performance this Friday on the Super Boy stage for the Top 10 into 6 round, keep in mind that there is only one finalist from YY’s Revival (out of the 3) to compete the main competition for the Top 5+1. Will it be the ever-popular Wei Yining, the fastest-rising-fan-base-hottie Fan Shiqi, or the hardworking-and-rock-n-roll Song Wei?

Yang Mi is this week's chosen V-goddess

Yang Mi is this week’s chosen V-goddess

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Zhou Dongyu and Lin Gengxin begin filming for “My Ol’ Classmate”

Just knowing that it's Lin Gengxin carrying Dongyu on his back.... love the mood that this theatrical poster gives

It’s Lin Gengxin carries Dongyu one-handed over his back – gives you the warm fuzzies

Zhou Dongyu and Lin Gengxin are collaborating for the first time, starring in a teen romance movie. The film “My Ol’ Classmate/同桌的你” is produced by Du Yang. The filming is taking place in Beijing, Xiamen, and the United States.

In the summer of 1993, quiet and delicate, glasses-wearing transfer student Zhou XiaoZhi (portrayed by Zhou Dongyu) meets her table partner. Sitting in the classroom’s infamous back row is troublemaker Lin Yi (portrayed by Lin Gengxin). They go through junior high, high school, and college years together. Lin Yi said to Zhou Xiaozhi: “One day, I’ll take you to a place that only belongs to us.” Fast forward ten years…
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Super Boy 2013 Recap: More People Are Eliminated, the Top 10 Emerges!

Two weeks ago, Yu Tian earns the first spot on the Top 10 after performing One Republic’s “Apologize”. On August 2nd, the second group of Super Boy participants (made up of 10 people), aiming for the only 5 spots left. Let’s see how the boys did:

Yu Tian performs One Republic’s famous tune. The judges gave him an almost-unanimous  PASS but proceeded to tease Yu for choosing the wrong “head judge”.
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Super Boy 2013: Wei Yining’s Original Song Attracts 2 Million Hits in 2 Days

Hm tell me who's cuter, those pandas or me?

Hm tell me what’s cuter, those pandas or my fluffy silver hair which I’ve gelled to perfection?

They say a true man gets himself back up after a fall. Suffering a slight set-back doesn’t seem to deter the popular Super Boy Wei Yining, who has made waves after the judges eliminated him in the Top 66 to 20 advancing round.

Wei Yining, backed by a throng of fans (known as Lime/Qing Ning/青柠), was the reigning champion in last week’s YY Fuhuo (Revival) – which is a stage where all eliminated contestants get a chance to be ‘revived’ based upon a weekly voting process. His latest performance, an original piece called “Little Fish 小鱼“, won him the coveted ‘weekly champion’, which is another step towards his dream of getting into Super Boy’s Top 5+1. The video of the performance garnered over 2 million video hits in 2 days.

With weibo quickly becoming a surefire way to measure popularity in China, Wei’s verified weibo account, among other Super Boy competitors like Fan Shiqi and Yu Menglong, already boast numbers in the 100k and above.

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