蒙面歌王 Masked Singer

July 28, 2015

蒙面歌王 Masked Singer (China) - The latest singing competition! My dad started watching this so I hopped on the bandwagon too. In this competition format, competitors, who are professional singers, don a mask and hide their identity. I think the idea was taken from a Korean singing competition.

The masks and costume concepts are very impressive! Love it.

Love this venetian (?) mask style- so intricate.

铁扇欧特曼 aka Iron Fan Lady
白棱镜 aka White Prism
黑天鹅 aka Black Swan

Also, lol.
羊驼 aka Hipster Alpaca

I like how the singing talent contest has evolved over the years, from American Idol, Britain's Got Talent, The Voice, 我是歌手,etc etc. You can see how the organisers are always trying to add a fresh element to bring in the crowds.

They pit two singers against each other per Round, and the judges and audience gets to vote. The 5 judges only take up 5 votes, while the audience makes up the rest of the 300 votes. LOL.

I got a little confused at first, but if you win, you get to take off your mask. This differs from the Korean version, where the losers take off the mask. The Chinese version helps everyone save face too, I guess. The contest organisers also say that they chose this route because it is a professional singing contest, as compared to the Korean variety show version, which focuses more on entertainment than singing quality. They also say things like : "To a singer, when you win via your singing prowess and not other things like visuals and etc, it's a big achievement by itself." Very touching moments caught on camera SOBS T_T

“今天我唱的”如果没有明天“ 我想要送给很多想要放弃自己的朋友们。可能我们会经历很多挫折,甚至有时候你真的很想放弃。 但是我会用我的音乐,用我的力量,给大家继续加油。 我们要继续勇敢地向前走!”

If you want to watch it online, here's a link: YouTube Season 1
I can't find Season 2 but here's the unmasking winning scene. SOBS SOBS SOBS

Catchya guys later :)

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