“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:
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 :