A couple of TV/ stage performances that I’ve enjoyed lately, mostly from Youth With You and The Treasured Voice.(more…)
If you want to watch an example of how to pull a boyband together, X Fire 燃烧吧少年 is it. From eeMedia and SM Entertainment , you’ll think the show is a freak show after episode 1, you’ll fall in love with the same people after the team work their miracles on them in ep 2. Two weeks later in episode 3, you’ll be filled with team spirit and wish Li Yuchun’s team would debut already.
Joining the show to create eeMedia and SM’s new boyband are opponent team leader Shu Qi, eeMedia CEO Long Danni, song arrangement and choreographers from both eeMedia and SM Entertainment, and Su Mang, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar China and CEO of the Trends Group, which publishes the mainland versions of Cosmopolitan and Esquire. Host-actress Yi Yi and singer Bai Jugang round up the group.
The show is best watched as a whole to get a true sense of the transformations of the boys (and the magic of Li Yuchun). Their dancing in general are pretty week, but here are a few of my favorite performances so far:
Gu Jiacheng (23) 谷嘉成X伍嘉诚 Wu Jiacheng (22) – Two time first-places and one-time second place. I love the opening of this arrangement (Li Yuchun’s idea).
This week’s songs almost all come with a new album, so make sure to check out the other songs if you like them!
M.I.C.‘s CJ Chi Yuehan released his first solo, Wonderful Life. The MV doesn’t have the highest production value, but he’s so pretty in it that I can’t complain.
Every time I finish Music Monday I tell myself “I will do this over the weekend next time.” But next time comes around and I’m still doing it on Monday… *hanging head in shame*
Here’s a peace-offering – The CD version of the smoke covered collaborative song by Zhang Liang 张亮 and Tiantian 天天（张悦轩） I am Not An Idol 我不是男神, written for him by Ning Huanyu.
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Not only is the message beautiful and filming impeccable for the latest opening for the 2013 Super Boys , but the entrance itself blends with the opening clip. eeMedia’s N13 visual workshop has made great use of on-stage black and white this Super Boys before with Poker Face, and uses it again this time to connect the opening clip and the entrance, but now to show the contrast between the bright red passion of the boys versus the gray world. Watch it below and translations below the cut.