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. Continue reading →
Seven singers have been invited to perform with the seven I Am A Singer finalists. Some of them have appeared on the show before.
Xie Ziming 谢子明, an entertainment magazine editor and Bibi Zhou’s I Am A Singer agent for this week, leaked the list of celebrity guests for the show’s final round on his Weibo account yesterday. Basically, none of the rumours we had heard were correct.
The “singing helpers” guest list for the finals is said to be: JJ Lin, Khalil Fong, Zhang Jiayi, Julian chen, Shin, Huang Qishan, Tan Weiwei. It seems like an odd little “intrusion.” How they correspond to the seven singers is still unknown, but we do know that Friday night’s show will be on the air for three hours, almost as long as the Spring Festival Gala. Who will @Bibi sing with? (I really have no idea.)
To the disappointment of some fans, the revelation quashed earlier rumours of possible appearances by Jane Zhang and Wang Leehom. Later reports paired the guest singers with the I Am A Singer finalists. Continue reading →
This week’s Music Monday includes a few performances for I Am A Singer. This intro music video is titled Cover For You 罩着你 by Sup Music x C-Block (a Changsha based Hiphop group). The Chinese hiphop scene is mainly underground and difficult to follow overseas, but ZHONG.TV is a good place to start.
Happy New Year!! What’s a new year celebration without a few good concerts? Lets begin with the always energetic and youthful Hunan TV New Year Concert. Hosted by Happy Camp and Day Day Up MCs (as usual), this year’s concert should really be called a family concert since almost everyone are affiliated with HNTV in someway.
idarklight‘s favorite performance might be the cuteness overload from Zhang Liang and Tian Tian, but my favorite performance of the night has to be the special rendition of Ylvis’s The Fox by Superboy 2013. Performed by Bai Jugang 白举纲, Jia Shengqiang 贾盛强, Ning Huanyu 宁恒宇, Rao Wei 饶威. Supergirl 2011 (Fu Mengni 付梦妮, Hong Chen 洪辰, Liu Meihan 刘美含, Zu Miaoling 苏妙玲) also joined the quartet at the end.
July 6th was International Kissing Day! Which means we all get this adorable picture of Kimi Qiao being all kissy-kissy with a kitty cat.
The most direct way to express love? Of course it’s a KISS! International Kissing Day. #if you kiss, it must be outstanding# Don’t be shy about your love. In the remaining 6 hours, who is the one you want to kiss? …It’s getting dark, please close your eyes!
Known as the more quiet and reserved of the ’07 Superboys, Zhang Jie is nevertheless willing to think outside of the box. At his concert Zhang Jie greeted the fans in heels and tights to perform a cover of Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie“. The vocal is (as always) flawless, but the outfit? What do you guys think? Love that he is so bold and daring, or hate that it’s not bold enough? Closeup of the outfit below the cut.
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.
“When the two rabbits walk-side-by-side, can you tell who’s male and female?” – CCTV taking a lesson from China’s most famous cross-dresser, Mulan.
Remember back in the days when Li Yuchun was widely criticized for being androgynous, and Western media like the Times even used her as an example of the state’s disapproval of such phenomenon? Yet if you watched this year’s Spring Festival Gala, nicknamed the “gender-bending gala” by netizens, you would’ve never guessed that was ever an issue.
There’s the now staple performer Li Yugang, a man who is rarely not in a dress, and is dressed up as the moon goddess this year. Actress Qin Hailu’s skit features a high-powered female exec with a slick short hairdo and a black suit while her male employee dons a long wig, a pouty voice, and addresses everyone by “dear.” Continue reading →
I can’t tell if the tears in my eyes are because of the boys, or that giant logo blocking them.
The 2007 Super Boys, probably the group of Supers with the most brotherhood, reunites once more after over 5 years. Through these 5 years, they’ve survived fires, run away and disappeared, got married, had a kid, and even went to jail. Watch the video below, with either interviews or performances by all of them but Su Xing. I think it’s really warming how almost all of their individual songs were written by themselves or another Super Boy.
“I may not be the president, but you’ll always be my First Lady.”
Composed by Wang Leehom and with guest appearances from couple Wen Zhang and Ma Yili, First Lady is directed my favorite up-and-rising MV director Peng Youwei (Baby Sister, Super Girls clips). Watch the gorgeous MV in HD from fountainpark723@YouTube below: