If you want to watch an example of how to pull a boyband together, X Fire 燃烧吧少年 is it. From eeMedia and SM Entertainment , you’ll think the show is a freak show after episode 1, you’ll fall in love with the same people after the team work their miracles on them in ep 2. Two weeks later in episode 3, you’ll be filled with team spirit and wish Li Yuchun’s team would debut already.
Joining the show to create eeMedia and SM’s new boyband are opponent team leader Shu Qi, eeMedia CEO Long Danni, song arrangement and choreographers from both eeMedia and SM Entertainment, and Su Mang, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar China and CEO of the Trends Group, which publishes the mainland versions of Cosmopolitan and Esquire. Host-actress Yi Yi and singer Bai Jugang round up the group.
The show is best watched as a whole to get a true sense of the transformations of the boys (and the magic of Li Yuchun). Their dancing in general are pretty week, but here are a few of my favorite performances so far:
Gu Jiacheng (23) 谷嘉成X伍嘉诚 Wu Jiacheng (22) – Two time first-places and one-time second place. I love the opening of this arrangement (Li Yuchun’s idea).