I can’t believe we’re at the end of this season. Can’t they make this a regular TV program? I honestly wouldn’t mind just watching new artists come up to perform their original songs, competition or not. The winners this season are not surprising. But what’s more important is that everyone seemed to let loose and just had fun :D
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Sing My Song Ep 10
Our top 8 finalists emerge as we move into the last episode of the group stage with Yu Quan this week. Not sure what the finals will bring, but whoops I’m excited.
Sing My Song Ep 9
We’re back this week with Tanya’s group, which means I am so nervous because my darling 苏运莹 Su Yun Ying!!
Sing My Song Ep 8
It’s 周华健 this week! The final album is titled 梦幻的乐园 Magical Playground, and the composition theme is 团圆 Reunion.
Sing My Song: Ep 7 Semi-Recap, Spazzes and Rants
Hey everyone, thanks so much for the support for my last post. I’m way too unhealthily invested in this show, and I really need an excuse to spazz and discuss with people, so I decided to do recaps! If you guys like it, I’ll keep doing it for the rest of the season :D
I’ll start with this week’s episode 7, which coincides with the first episode of the second round competition.
Sing My Song 中国好歌曲 and What It Means for the Chinese Indie Music Industry
I get goosebumps every single time. I’ll bet my all she’s going to win Season 2. Also, the ladies are totally owning Season 2, which is so great.
As people go wild over this season’s I Am A Singer and sob over Han Hong, the second season of the lesser known Sing My Song (or Song of China) just hit the halfway mark. I think this is a show that’s even more important than it realizes, for the platform it provides for underground musicians and even more so, the culture of appreciation for diversity, creativity and individuality that opens up the indie music scene to viewers.
Chinese Film Festival Kicks Off Tonight in LA with Events to Follow in DC, Hawaii
For lucky folks in the LA, DC and Hawaii area, this fall will bring a rare chance to catch old and new Chinese films on the big screen with English subs! Continue reading
China’s Modern Sky Music Festival Hitting Up NYC This October!
For the first time since it started in 2007, China’s Modern Sky Music Festival is heading out of the country and coming to the US. Managed by the indie label Modern Sky Entertainment, which includes artists such as Carsick Cars and PK14 under its name, it is the largest music festival in China.
International and Chinese artists will be playing on Oct 4th and 5th at New York’s Central Park.
Looking forward to Upcoming Chinese films in 2014
The year is almost a quarter over (I know!), but 2014 is a really exciting year for Chinese film and it would be a waste not to take a look at all the great stuff that’s going to be released soon. This year, as some have noted, will be the year of big director comebacks, from Red Cliff’s John Woo to Zhang Yimou and many others. (Thanks to Mookie for everything about this post, I’m just here to spread the word.)
(Also, you’ll soon realize that Huang Xiao Ming does not rest… I believe he has at least 4 films this year alone, excluding dramas!!)
This list is in no way exhaustive. Continue reading
The Comeback of a Lifetime – Luo Qi’s “Return”
This January, the second season of “I Am a Singer” returned with seven big name celebrities who call from the 60s to the 00s, including Gary Cao, Bibi Zhou, G.E.M. Tang, but the lady with the powerhouse vocals that has captured the hearts and tears of Chinese viewers is Luo Qi.
On January 10th, Luo Qi performed a stirring cover of Zhang Yusheng’s “我期待”. Standing on the stage in a shining black dress, her explosive tresses falling on her shoulders, her eyes closed, she sings: Say goodbye, Say goodbye/Back and forth, over and over again/ Say goodbye say goodbye/ Throw my shoulders back my head held high/ Without any regret”