Huayi Stars sing live wonderfully and terribly

It’s times like this when you learn to appreciate the difference between a good voice and an average one, and the value of hardwork. Laure Shang Wenjie’s voice definitely stood out as the one gifted with a beautiful voice. Even Cong Haonan, a decent singer normally (and from Sichuan Conservatory of Music, too), made me annoyed when him singing meant the end of Laure’s segment.

Then there’s the contrast between Huang Xiaoming and Li Bingbing. Neither were born singers, but from his other recent live and this, it’s obvious he’s been through major practicing. Li Bingbing obviously haven’t, but that’s forgivable since she’s not a singer.
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News Roundup 7/2/09 – 7/11/09

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Chen Kun and Yuan Quan sponsor a jewelry brand in style at an event, with Yuan Quan in white riding a horse, and Chen Kun giving her a ring, like a modern day prince and princess, except that pretending to  marry was really awkward for them. Normally I wouldn’t care, but it’s two actors that I like, both of which whom actually have really nice singing voices and I’ve long wished they would collaborate in something like a musical. They will be working together, but instead will be in a HK film.

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Mystery singer duets with Aska Yang

My Sun ft Aska Yang:

Cong Haonan, the mystery Huayi singer mentioned earlier, released a MV with Aska Yang this week. Cong Haonan comes from Jiangsu TV’s singing competition Jue Dui Chang Xiang. This year, Jue Dui Chang Xiang is endorsed by Sprite, Gold Typhoon and Jay Chou, which makes it the safer alternative to those suffering from the eeMedia scare caused by Chen Chusheng and He JieZhou Junwu as well as for the males aren’t brave enough to dress up as girls to compete in Super Girls.

Cong Haonan is also affiliated with the Sichuan Conservatory of Music (along with Ma Xueyang, Alan, Li Yuchun,Tan Weiwei, He Jie, Wei Chen, etc.). Actually, half of the top eight of Jue Dui Chang Xiang were from there. Jue Dui Chang Xiang also manages to get around SARFT rules by bring back the top 10 for a separate show after they’ve signed with companies. The new show is no longer a competition show and thus can air anytime with any length and text message votes. (more…)