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On China’s Got Talent, husband begs for a chance for his wife to sing

September 23rd, 2012 No comments

I came across this video couple of days ago of a failed performance on China’s Got Talent, but the contestant begged the judges instead for a chance for his wife to sing. I was deeply moved by this couple, their modest means to life. The song the wife end up singing is about a toast between two friends. In many ways, the song is about the two of them too. Friendship alone can defeat a mountain of bitterness. When thinking about China’s last couple of centuries, I am of the same mood too.

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Love and Hardship

April 9th, 2012 3 comments

As I have written a number of years ago (see ““Father’s Prairie, Mother’s River” – the feelings of one billion people on the move“), China is a country in transition. There are still hundreds of millions of people toiling away trying to survive. The following is a testimony to this idea that there are many diamonds in the rough, and China needs to continue to churn out opportunities for her people at breakneck speed. Anyways, story was revealed only after initially failing their performance on the popular “China’s Got Talent” show. I highly recommend it. Some of you might be moved to tears.


(To watch this on Youku.com, click here.)

9-year-old Zhong Chenle (钟辰乐) sings “Memory” on China’s Got Talent

July 10th, 2011 1 comment

I dare say, I think I like the boy’s version more than Barbra Streisand’s. Zhong Chenle says he found the song on his own over the Internet, and his older brother taught him the lyrics.


(Tudou.com version)

Triumph

June 10th, 2011 1 comment

Following is a story of triumph about 高逸峰 (Gao Yifeng) on the wildly popular “中国达人秀” (“China’s Got Talent”) show. According to the Baike page, Gao once owned a very large business. Through mismanagement, his company went bankrupt. He re-emerged into a much more modest endeavor. Below is my translation of his conversation with the judge before he performs, “从头再来.” This song is one of my favorite, and with Gao bearing his battle scar while performing it, I can see how he was able to move his audience to tears.

Judge: What are you performing?
Gao Yifeng: Sing a song
Judge: Where are you from?
Gao Yifeng: Anhui
Judge: How old are you?
Gao Yifeng: 49
Judge: Your hair is very special. It looks great. Did you color it or is it naturally that way?
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Armless Pianist Liu Wei, an inspiration for the world, wins ‘China’s Got Talent’

October 13th, 2010 1 comment

Few weeks ago I made a brief intro to armless pianist Liu Wei on “China’s Got Talent.” Liu Wei has now won. Lyndsey Parker has followed the competition, and here she continued her coverage, “Armless Pianist Liu Wei Wows & Wins On ‘China’s Got Talent’.”

And this past weekend, Liu won the entire competition with a tear-jerking and inspiring performance of James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful”–complete with English-language singing–in front of a capacity audience at Shanghai Stadium.

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Armless Pianist Liu Wei, an inspiration for the world

August 20th, 2010 2 comments

Wow! This video is just inspiring. It is about Liu Wei, a contestant on “China’s Got Talent.” He is going to play “Marriage D’amour” without hands. He lost his arms at 10 from an accident. I like this take by Lyndsey Parker over at Yahoo Music blogs: “Armless Pianist Liu Wei Defies Odds On ‘China’s Got Talent’.” I will try to not complain about anything in my life in the next 10 days.