The race to win this year’s Golden Eagle Goddess may already be over, but the buzz surrounding its top two contenders – Victoria Song and Seven Tan Songyun still hasn’t waned. Victoria Song has already emerged as this year’s victor, but the little furor caused by the action of Tan Songyun’s manager Fang Xiaoye definitely put her in the hot seat for poor sportsmanship.
It appears Tan Songyun’s manager hit the LIKE button on a post that said “Is the Golden Eagle Goddess nowadays so arbitrary, honestly, I don’t like Dilireba much, but at least she has some representative works, Victoria Song, just has Find Yourself, one drama can defeat Zhao Liying and Tan Songyun for two awards, I am speechless, it even aired on MGTV, sad that Tan Songyun became cannon fodder ” whilst voting was still ongoing. For some, Fang Xioaye’s LIKE constitutes an indirect diss towards Victoria Song.
There had been reports previously that the final candidate for the Golden Eagle Goddess has long been agreed upon. Netizens have also theorised that the elaborately embellished golden gown the goddess will wear has to have been pre-fit and pre-fabricated, further giving credence that the winner has already been pre-selected.
“It was a Slip Up”
Fang Xiaoye’s actions naturally landed her in hot water since it doesn’t exactly demonstrate a spirit of fair play. And because this also reflected poorly on her charge Tan Songyun, Fang Xiaoye issued an apology for her thoughtless action.
“I just realised that I clicked LIKE whilst surfing on Weibo last night. I’m very very sorry! It really wasn’t intentional. There are so many exceptional people working in this industry, and everyone nominated are outstanding ladies. Whoever gets voted as the goddess in the end, they should feel proud and worthy of this blessing! Once again, I apologise to my colleagues who were affected by my hand “slip up” incident. This is a profound lesson for me, and I will pay attention to it in the future! Sorry again.”
Victoria Song has been enjoying a lot of popularity this year with the success of Find Yourself 下一站是幸福 that she followed up with the female-centric drama Love Yourself 他其实没有那么爱你. Meanwhile, the attention received by Tan Songyun for Under the Power 锦衣之下 and the family oriented Go Ahead 以家人之名 also makes her a strong competitor for this year’s goddess. Other candidates include Esther Yu Shuxin, Li Qin, Guan Xiaoting, Maggie Jiang Shuying, Wu Jinyan and Li Yitong.