Marketed as "the first idol training reality show" in China, the weekly program Idol Producer first debuted on iQiyi, one of China's biggest streaming platforms, on January 19. During the three-month-long program, a total of 100 young Chinese and overseas trainees from different domestic entertainment companies competed against each other to win over the hearts of Chinese audiences whose votes would determine the nine-finalists that would make up China's newest boy band - Nine Percent.
Throughout the show's run the concept of "citizen producers" was promoted as a major feature of the show, as the winners of each elimination round was determined solely by audience voting - a first for any Chinese reality show.
One of the keys to the program's success is how it tried to connect with young Chinese.
According to the chief director of the program, Chen Gang, what attracted the fans the most were the fact that the competitors were real people with inspiring personalities, instead of celebrities whose lives of luxury are far removed from the experiences of the average audience member.
To succeed with this demographic, Chen said an idol needs to have "positive energy." In addition, they must also have talent and an attractive appearance. Chen noted that his show succeeded largely due to the fact that it had this type of "high quality idol."
The craze of idol training reality show hasn’t stop yet. Just after Nine Percent band debuted, another similar program called Produce 101 has gone viral. Unlike the Idol Producer, the trainees of this TV show are all girls.
“These fans of our trainees is different from general celebrities Trainees won’t make you feel distance, and you won’t expect too much of them. Some of these fans are really enjoy the companionship. They’d love to witness the efforts of their idol and wish to become better together.”said Ji Fangyuan, the CEO of Ividea Culture Corp ., Ltd.
1.A crown to wear has its weight to bear.
2.The best way to relieve embarrassment is silence
3.You have hope for this stage, so you have to work hard to do it well, not count the beats.
4.When we are young, we have to work hard. Youth is our greatest advantage.
5.The entertainer has no stage is a kind of helplessness, the entertainer does not know to step down is a kind of sadness.
6.Don't see the good side all the time. The first thing is to see if you have that weight.
7.I believe I am not the worst one.