Latest idol competition looks for performers with a Chinese flair

“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:

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Music Monday: May 4, 2015

Here to make Monday a little easier =)

Here to make Monday a little easier =)

First, Jane Zhang is singing the English theme for the Terminator 5!  Apparently that’s why she missed out on the I am a Singer finale.

Meanwhile,  here is one more of those  pretty theme songs she excels at. The song is written by up-and-rising musician Xu Ziwei, who also wrote the  theme song for upcoming Chen Xiao drama Twilight of the Empire :

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Music Monday: January 6, 2014

Here to make Monday a little easier =)

Here to make Monday a little easier =)

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.


(12 videos below the cut)
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