“Honey” Hanikezi / Hankhiz is the breakout star of episode 1, if mostly for her beauty and the equally gorgeous music+ costume + set + lighting
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 Zhao 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:
Zhong Guo Feng girl group Seven Sense continues their praise and reverence for Tang scholars in this new single Five Tones 宫商角徵羽*. This new single incorporated Peking Opera, an important but fading part of the Chinese artistic heritage. Like their previous single, the lyrics draws its inspiration from Chinese idiom and Classic Poetry. The best part of the lyric is that it’s written by the youngest member Liu Muzi (21).
Let shake off that Monday Blue with a little dance. Girl group 7Sense released the rehearsal version of the choreography for their upcoming single “Passion Petal“; The new single is another Zhong Guo Feng choreography incorporating fan. I hope the MV for this single will be much better than the one for “Spring Chant“. Watch the choreography below. Continue reading →