Music Monday: December 14, 2015


Good Morning Beautifuls!! Nothing is better than starting the day with cute babies and a good song =) This week’s lineup includes some familiar faces, some all-grown-up baby-faces, and some heartbreaking OSTs.

But first Grace Jie Jie’s daddy Gary Chao (曹格) wants to tell children of the world that Life Is Beautiful (美丽人生). Both of Gary’s children, Joe and Grace, are featured in this MV. Aren’t they just precious? <3

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Dad, where’s Photoshoot Friday?

A mini PF of some dad members. Tiantian (Angela) and Tiantian are so cute promoting their upcoming movie “Daddy’s Vacation” at the Fusan Film that I might switch ship, while Tian Liang and Cindy are adorable in a forest/school photoshoot. Meanwhile, Bei’er of season 2 puts up her hair in a bun in a beautiful photoshoot for Grazia with mom Bao Lei. (more…)

Dad 2 starts airing!

Lu Yi
#How to play with your kids#

Do you like National Geographic but with cute kids in the scene? A Bite of China but with hotter chefs? Where are we going? Dad season 2 has it covered!

So far, I’ve already fallen for Duoduo from the trailers alone, and episode one only confirmed it. As the oldest, she acts really assertive and cool, but seems super nice and sweet on the inside. Bei’er is also a little angel, scared to see others being hurt, but although willing to help everyone and to share. Yang Yangyang is as shy as usual, and is especially cute when he was so happy to see Feymann come to visit, but then went Pokerface as soon as Feymann actually showed up. I keep getting Feymann and Joe confused …

Also, who would’ve thought the pretty boy Lu Yi was the jokester of the group?

What are your favorite moments of episode 1?

Dad 2 wanders into fantasy with new posters

Who needs Prince Charming when your dad is Lu Yi?

The second season to 2013’s number one variety show, Where are we going? Dad Season  will begin airing on the 20th and stars Francis Ng, Gary Cao, Huang Lei, Lu Yi, Yang Wei, and guest starring people like Yao Ming.

I think these hands down win best variety show posters ever. The quality of these posters, probably by ee-Media’s N13 Studio,  are better than most film posters nowadays.
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“Dad 2” reveals character posters, promo

With six kids, Dad 2 is trying to prevent unnecessary love triangles and going for a 1-1 pairing instead.
With six kids, Dad 2 is trying to prevent unnecessary love triangles and going for a 1-1 pairing instead.

Where are we going? Dad 爸爸去哪儿 season 2 recently revealed character posters and videos of its five new families –  Lu Yi, Huang Lei, Gary Cao, Francis Ng, and Yang Wei. In addition to the original families, the show has also confirmed Yao Ming as a guest star.  The series will replace Divas on the Go 花儿与少年 on Hunan TV on June 20th.


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“Dad 2” confirms cast

Yang Wei's son Yang Yangyang
“Today, my name is Yang Yangyang, and my zodiac is the wolf.”                   –  Yang Wei’s son Yang Yangyang

2013’s hit show “Where are we going? Dad” has confirmed its cast for season 2 – Gary Cao and twins, Yang Wei and son Yang Yangyang, Francis Ng and son, Huang Lei and daughter, and Lu Yi and daughter. The eleven cast members begun filming this weekend. Photos of the kids below.

In addition, the cartoon version of Season 1 begun airing last week.

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I Am A Singer All-Stars: Season One vs Season Two

Finalists from both seasons of I Am A Singer return to the stage to duel it out, with a surprise twist.
Finalists from both seasons of I Am A Singer return to the stage to duel it out, with a surprise twist.

Have I just not been paying attention all this time, or are those sponsored beverages a lot more prominent in this episode? I don’t even know what they are. But I want to drink them.

This special episode pit the finalists of the first I Am A Singer 我是歌手 season against the recently concluded second season finalists. Season one finalist Huang Qishan, who appeared in last week’s finale, was absent in this episode and was instead replaced by Laure Shang. (Oh, I’m sure she had a very good reason for not being there.)
Just to note, some performances have not been uploaded onto HunanTV’s official YouTube channel. We’ll try and work our way around that.

The format differed slightly from previous I Am A Singer episodes. Instead of the usual free-for-all sing-off, season one and season two singers were paired together and went head-to-head in solo rounds. Some match ups were good. Some could have been better. The show started with a good one. (more…)

Han Lei wins I Am A Singer 2014

The 46 year old singer beat out 11 other competitors throughout the season's run to claim the second I Am A Singer title.
The 46 year old singer beat out 11 other competitors throughout the season’s run to claim the second I Am A Singer title.

Remember when I said that the I Am A Singer 我是歌手 finale was going to be good? Well, I lied. It was pretty awful. In almost three and a half hours of airtime, we got about 24 minutes of good music. Proportionately, that’s like taking out all the main parts of a Pitbull song and just listening to the featured artist.

The first segment of the finale invited musical guests to duet with the seven finalists. Turns out, that wasn’t a great idea. And most of the finalists probably would have done better without their partners. Take a deep breath, here’s a rundown. (more…)