The first round-up of songs, made when it was called coronavirus, here. Please stay safe wherever you are! Remember to wash your hands and don’t use them to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
I Know 我知道 – Andy Lau These heartfelt lyrics by Andy Lau are inspired by that of “For whom“, a song about efforts to contain the 1998 Wuhan floods – “I don’t know who you are, but I know for whom you fight for.”
Here’s a trailer for Midnight Diner, the official remake of Shinya Shokudo by Yaro Abe. Huang Lei (variety show Happy Life) takes on the role of the mysterious Master, the owner of a restaurant that only accepts customers between midnight and 7am.
Boasting some of cpop’s most wellknown singers and state-of-the-art sound systems, the 3-hour finale of music competition “I am singer” will be also be airing live in movie theatres across China on Friday night.
In addition to established musicians and competitors Yu Quan, Aska Yang, Huang Qishan, Terry Lin, Winnie Hsin, Zhou Xiaoou and Peng Jiahui, there will also be guest duets from Jam Hsiao, Deng Chao, Tan weiwei, Li Quan, Emil Chau, The One, Shunzi. Former contestants Laure Shang, Paul Wong of Beyond, Sha Baoliang, Chen Ming, and siblings Qi Qin and Qi Yu will also perform.
Will you be watching live? Who are you rooting for? What have been your favorite performances from the show?
Almost 20 years since her passing, is Teresa Teng still the best Chinese singer?
Last week, Liang Huan 梁欢, who is probably a man, compiled a list of Chinese singers on her his Weibo, allocating points in increments of five, alongside some brutally honest criticism (e.g., Jolin Tsai: “dance moves accompanied by bad vocals”). Since then, her his post has been retweeted—or the Weibo equivalent—tens of thousands of times. Some fans, notably those of Han Geng, have derided the low scores of their idols.
Thanks to Bluelily for making a new banner for January!
So this is a little late, but I tried to wait to see if I could find any videos of certain people I liked but that didn’t happen. Chinese people need to support Chinese artists and put up HQ videos. Seriously. I have little time on my hands so what I have here are mostly vids that others bothered to put up.
China is really way too big . There were too many choices this year. CCTV, the main national channel had its own New Years shindig targeted toward the elderly demographic. In addition to this Jiangsu, Hunan, Zhejiang, and Dragon TV were four of the bigger stations vying for the younger viewers. There were also lots of smaller stations. I feel sorry for Americans, who only have parades to watch for their big holidays.
While JJ Lin never quite made it to the top of the Taiwanese G-Charts with his album “Sixology”, another Singaporean, Huang Jinlun did, with his new album Jing’s Note, after placing sixth on Season Three of One Million Star and most popular contestant. Jam was there to celebrate his number one position, wrapping a big blanket around him.I’m sorry I lost the link to the source, and finding it again was harder than I thought, so this was basically from memory…but I really wanted to post this picture. How cute are they?
Despite the light-heartedness of the promotional activities, they were damped by fellow Season 3 contestant Li Chuning’s suicide whose memorial he made time to attend during the midst of the promotions.
TC: The number of questions we ask you depends on if you pose with our CD Jam Hsiao: Fine by me!
Update: Top Combine will be guest stars on the third episode of Ugly Wudi. I have no idea why they hired Doremi to do their promotional activities, when it’s obvious that Hunan TV is backing them and isn’t going to stop promoting them until they are sucessful. Hit-5 or Seventeen should have been the ones to hire Doremi.
Recently mainland China’s new boyband, Top Combine, was invited to be guests performers at the Southeast Music Awards Ceremony and became Hunan Tv’s special interviewers, interviewing many stars backstage who came to receive an award.
The interviewed Jam Hsiao, actor William, and their good friends Zhang Jie, and Li Yifeng. But they could not interview SJ-M because of difficulties (unstated). After repeatedly asking, they could only give up this opportunity for direct dialogue with SJ-M.
Source. Watch the clip of them interviewing people here (starts at about 6 min in). They’re not very good at it, lol. Oh, and a real, SINA interview with Jam Hsiao here…his interviews are better watched than read though.
Yes, I know…that hiatus barely lasted a day, but uh, this article was very short, yet interesting. Anyway, don’t half of you guys come for Top Combine news? So back to hiatus. Actually expect a couple of more posts since someone else did a translation for me. Then I’m definitely back on hiatus.
JJ...too cute to be diao? It's okay, maybe next time!
Despite JJ Lin’s Sixology album being generally considered better than Jay Chou’s latest release Capricorn, and the fact that he collabed with people all over the Chinese music industry (HK’s Charlene Choi, Taiwan’s Maichi, and China’s Kym Jin Sha) the Taiwan music charts have JJ’s newest release as having debuted at #5 with only 2.97% of sales. Jay Chou is at number two this week with 19.9% of the sales. S.H.E dropped all the way to 9 from # 2 but had a pretty good run. Most impressively One Million Star’s Jam Hsiao is still strong after 17 weeks at number 6 and even more impressive, Ding Dang’s Decisively Loved is clinging to the list at spot 14 after 16 weeks, which I’m sure is a rarity for a mainland singer in Taiwan. Jay Chou’s album sales has just recently crossed the 1 million number mark.