Super Boys Top 6 Recap: Yang Mi seduces Yu Tian and then melts under the smoldering gaze of Nicholas Tse
OH MY, Yang Mi is chosen to be this week’s v-goddess! *My little buddies and I are shocked to the core. Nah, it’s totally cool. I for one, really like her real life personality and stage presence. Welcome to this week’s Super Boy 2013 recap:
A devastating start, as devastating as competitions go: the remaining 7 competitors were taken to a secret room and each had to vote for the weakest singer – according to the theme for this week – which is rock music. One thing to point out, this round introduces the “Car Wheels War”. In other words, it means A will challenge B. If A wins, then B will challenge C. So like a dominos effect? Hard to explain and is better understood watching the video. Watch the video to follow along with this recap: HERE
Surprisingly, some really good singers (and popular with fans) Ning Huanyu, Bai Ju Gang, and Zhang Yang Yang tied with 2 votes each. Then V-goddess chooses the weakest one based on a poll – Bai Ju Gang was to be the weakest, partly attributed to his injured throat. Otherwise, this guy would not have been chosen for sure! Cuz he’s done rock music before! And good at it. Aw, so this means Bai will need to challenge another singer and it will be kind of like the PK battles. Rule: If Bai wins, his opponent is to-be-determined (best result!!!). If Bai loses, he is immediately eliminated. OH SHIETTTT. Bai chose the ever-popular Zhang Yang Yang. This is not going to go down well. Well I guess, to look on the bright side, at least he didn’t pick Hua Chenyu because choosing him to compete = your dead.
Oh yyyyyyyeaaaaa. Bai Ju Gang gives us a revisit to his awesome original song “Riding on a Broken Boat Going Home”. He performed this one a cappella in front of judge Chen Kun during the preliminaries! Rock on Bai Ju Gang. Zhang Yang Yang’s “无地自容” is a formidable performance. I recall Wang Qi (you know, the mushroom hair with the ukelele) performing the same song a while ago. I actually liked ZYY’s version more, but it is personal preference. In this PK, Bai Ju Gang won more votes, so Zhang Yang Yang is to-be-determined. BUT all is not over yet! Bai needs ONE MORE win to go into Top 6.
Yu Tian “Nine Suns” still need to compete against Bai Ju Gang (who, right now, is only safe from direct elimination but need to have one more win to get a spot in Top 6).
AWWW SO HAPPY. Bai Ju Gang goes from the ‘weakest’ competitor (well not really because he voted himself the weakest LOL) to the first person to secure his spot in Top 6. AHHHHH!
Yu Tian challenges Ou Hao. Ou Hao performs – i dunno – another rap song with kpop elements? I don’t even know the title and frankly don’t care. He won the PK 3-0. As expected because 1) he’s the only rapper, 2) he’s got the star quality about him, 3) he’s always confident on stage.
Now, a favorite singer, Ning Huanyu “Love is Suspicion” competes with Yu Tian. The song is by renowned singer Eason Chan. Um Yu Tian actually performed this one in preliminaries haha. It seems like people are revisiting oldies. HAHA Ning is jumping and dancing and flipping tables all over the stage. Don’t know how I feel about Ning’s thick guyliner look. After the judges’ harsh commentary, Yang Mi goes “don’t listen to them! I felt your love, no need to be doubtful (refering to his song)”. Yu Tian goes to Top 6.
Ning Huanyu, I’m guessing, likes a slap in the face. Cuz he decides to pick the strongest singer Hua Chenyu. Even Hua was like, omg I didn’t want to compete with ya (cuz I don’t want you to lose) but I’m going to beat you. And beat him he did.
Hua Chenyu is a shoo-in.
Ning Huanyu has one last chance to challenge the remaining competitor Rao Wei. Rao Wei’s performance is so weird lol. It’s just weird. The background is of a robot bird. The songs is so confusing and electronic. The back dancers sport pink wigs and fishnet tights. It looks like Chen Kun is adamant in casting votes for anyone other than Ning Huanyu. 😦
Here’s the moment we’ve been waiting for: the 3 Finalists from YY’s Revival comes back to perform on stage!!! It’s a showcase/exhibition performance so it is just for entertainment and not part of the competition. Yet. When the finalist (only one person) from YY Revival is revealed on September 2nd, that person will get to compete in the actual Super Boy. Which, if I’m not mistake, is bound to be fan-favorite Wei Yining.
Wei yining, Fan Shiqi, and Song Wei –
Now is Wei dyed back to black hair 🙂 Something about Wei’s voice radiates this warmth and love in his performances.
Ok, now back to the competition….
Who will get the last spot? Zhang Yang Yang or Rao Wei?
ZYY goes for Wanting Qu’s beautiful and addictive “In My Song/在我的歌声里” . His disarming smile. A soothing voice. My vote goes for Zhang Yang Yang.
After Rao Wei’s elimination of this round, I forsee that the rest of the eliminations will be painfffful. Because the rest are practically all my favorites, except for Ou Hao (but he’s never in danger of elimination).
My prediction is Yu Tian might be eliminated, then Zhang Yang Yang, then Ou Hao, then Ning Huanyu, then Bai Ju Gang, and finally Hua Chenyu will be left as champion. But we’ll see!!! I personally love Zhang and Ning and Bai.
By the way – the performances I enjoyed this most from this round: Bai Ju Gang, Zhang Yang Yang (both of his songs), Ning Huanyu and Hua Chenyu. Ou Hao’s was typical him, and Rao Wei’s was weird like I mentioned earlier, but Yu Tian’s was by far the weakest and uninteresting in my opinion.
*我和我的小伙伴们都惊呆了 – a popular internet slang made popular in Chinese entertainment, starting in mid-2013.
Super Boys 2013 Recap: Top 6 (this post)
Super Boys 2013 Recap: Top 7
Super Boy 2013 Recap: Top 8
Super Boy 2013 Recap: Top 9
Super Boy 2013 Recap: Top 10
Super Boys Introduction & Highlights of the Preliminaries
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