Chinese reality singing contest Super Boy to hold auditions here

Veteran radio deejay Ms Eeva Chang Mei Hsiang, co-organizer of Super Boy.
Veteran radio deejay Ms Eeva Chang Mei Hsiang, co-organizer of Super Boy.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Super Boy, China's all-male reality singing competition, is on the hunt for contestants here.

This is the first time the show is holding open auditions here and they are co-organised by Chinese television station Hunan TV and veteran radio deejay Eeva Chang Mei Hsiang's Eeva Productions. Chang is also behind the Singapore auditions for another Chinese television singing contest, Sing! China.

Interested individuals, aged between 18 and 30, can e-mail 2017superboyeevaproductions@gmail.com. The e-mail should include a recent photo, a demo recording, and personal details (English and Chinese name, age, contact details and music background). The deadline for submissions is April 15.

The contest was held in China as Chao Ji Nan Sheng (literally, Super Male Voice) in 2003 and 2004 and as Kuai Le Nan Sheng (literally, Happy Male Voice) in 2007, 2010 and 2013.

The show launched the music career of the 2013 winner Hua Chenyu, 27, who went on to release three albums - Quasimodo's Gift (2014), Aliens (2015) and H (2017) - as a singer-songwriter. He has also held sold-out concerts in China and won various awards.

Hunan TV had a counterpart programme, Super Girl, which ran from 2004 to 2006.

nggwen@sph.com.sg