There we have it folks, the final list of jiejies who signed up for the comeback survival show Sisters Who Make Waves 乘风破浪 is here! Season three sure is gearing up to be quite interesting what with that strong lineup made up of diverse talents. Just wait till you see the talent when Sisters Who Make Waves premieres on May 20.
As expected, some of the jiejies named on the list probably won’t come as a surprise since the rumourmill sort of already called it. In fact they were pretty much bang on the money when they named Kpop star Jessica Jung, Hong Kong singer and actress Fiona Sit, Cantopop duo TWINS and Taiwanese popstar Cyndi Wang amongst the ladies competing in the show. And as with the previous seasons, there’s also a handful of actresses thrown into the mix such as Story of Yanxi Palace star Wu Jinyan and Crystal Zhang Tian’ai to shake things up a bit. But to make things even more interesting this season, classically trained dancers Zhu Jiejing and Tang Shiyi have both thrown their hats in the ring as well as Olympic skier and gold medalist Xu Mengtao.
Without further ado, here’s the list of celebs vying for a spot on the comeback survival show. There’s Na Ying, the Voice of China judge who will be standing on the other side of the judging table this time as well as The Voice of China runner-up Momo Wu. Ning Jing, “Disco Queen” Zhang Qiang, Kelly Yu and Valen Hsu who was considered one of Taiwan’s top singers in the 90s have also earned a spot on the show. Myolie Wu who’s rockin a seriously rad ‘do on the posters has also signed on as well as Gillian Chung and Charlene Choi from TWINS. You’ll also find actresses Aya Liu, Huang Yi, Huang Xiaolei, Zhang Xinyi, Mao Junjie, Qi Xi, Zhang Li, Zhao Yingzi and Tientsin Mystic actress Wang Zixuan who technically turns 30 in November on the lineup. Singers Tan Weiwei, TW singer-actress Amber Kuo, Kelsey Zhao Meng and jazz singer Liu Lian are also on the show!
Didn’t Ning Jing (season 1) and Na Ying (season 2) already do this? Their popularity was very evident and always landed in top spots during their respective seasons. Seems like a no brainer that they’d just get a spot again in the finals. Why have them on again?
I don’t know what is the objective of this show. If it is just for entertainment and we get to see great performances and maybe surprisingly great performances from the non-professional singers in the group, then I guess anyone can be there. But if it is a singing competition, then I think there should be additional qualifying criteria to level the playing field. Otherwise, it would be totally unfair to the fledging artistes and the non-professional singers like the actresses. And definitely, established professional or career singers like Na Ying, the TWINS, Cyndi Wang etc should be disqualified.
The objective of the show is the formation of a girl group at the end BUT as evidence from previous seasons, the final group is pretty much irrelevant. They maybe will perform once or twice on one of Hunan TV’s concert shows, like the 11/11 shopping concert or NYE show. All the contestants know coming to the show is for the exposure. The show is very popular, and even if you don’t make the final group, just participating will often give these older celebs a boost in their careers.
They are not competing, I read they’ll have the mentor/captain roles this season.
Thanks Nonny. That makes more sense. If these two are in the competition, there’s really no competition.
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I am surprise to see Jessica in the lineup…she is Korean star isn’t it? Is China slowly allowing more Korean celebs enter China to work ?
Jessica is Korean American.
Yes she is a kpop star, correct me if I am wrong but I believe China is letting her participate, I think she has a greatly amount of fans since her former agency had blacklisted her to not be able promote herself in South Korea that’s why you see her appear more with shows and endorsements in China.
It has nothing to do with her being blacklisted in SK. It’s because she has an American passport rather than a South Korean passport. Same reason James Lee and Nathan Lee (both Korean American celebs) were able to join the men’s version of the show last year.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Jessica is very popular in China still. All shows want that audience engagement so I can see her being invited to other shows. Sister’s is a good vehicle for her to refresh her career.
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I see… Will be good to see how how she gets on with other celebs on the program..
I bet the SK-netizen will further bash her…
I find the line up kind of strange. Why is an olympic gold medalist here? Does she also a singer or dancer background? The HK representatives are kind of lackluster this year. I know they’re popular, but talent wise, they’re all kind of mediocre. Charlene probably put in the most effort out of all of them, showcasing both dancing and singing in her performance.