TV Show: Tiger Anson Hu champion at another competition, Celebrity Battle 2013!!



October 14th, 2013 (Last Updated: January 11th, 2013) - Anson Hu | Tiger Hu | Hu Yanbin joins a celebrity competition against 7 others in JiangSu TV 江蘇衛視's [ Celebrity Battle 全能星戰 ].

Congratulations Tiger Anson! RAWR, he wins champion at this competition! The title "All-Round Singer" belongs to him! His fans now call him "All-Round Tiger." 


Intro to [ Celebrity Battle ]:

JiangSu TV aims to present a celebrity with the new title "All-Round Music King/Queen of China" with this competition. For the first season, they brought together 8 celebrities, and 8 producers from Mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwan on one stage. Their aim is to bring out the multi-faceted musical talents of the celebrities on stage, in a battle, and across 6 different types of music styles: rock, folk, opera, jazz, hip-hop, and theatre. Celebrities and their producers will work together to create the best music and sound for your ears. Producers not only have the role to push their celebrity, but also act as a judge and to provide feedback and comments to other celebrities.

This is a list of the celebrity with their producers:
Angela Chang 張韶涵 - 林邁可
Sun Nan 孫楠 - 金武林
David Tao 陶喆 - 朱敬然
Gong Linna 龔琳娜 - 老鑼
Tiger Huang 黃小琥 - 李偉菘
Shun Zi 順子 - 莫凡
Kenji Wu 吳克群 - 陳子鴻
Tiger Anson Hu 胡彥斌 - 撈仔

How does the competition work?

* 8 celebrities will challenge 6 different styles of music (rock, folk, opera, jazz, hip-hop, and theatre) across 11 weeks
* 500 audience members will decide their fate (each can give max 3 points, maximum points 1500)
* elimination of 1 celebrity and producer every 2 weeks
* 1 episode of repechage before reaching the semi-finals
* 800 audience and 4 producers will decide the fate of the last standing champion


Broadcast details: 

* JiangSu TV 江蘇衛視
* Premiere October 11th, 2013
* Every week
* 11 weeks in total


Official broadcast sites:

http://tv.sohu.com/s2013/qnxz/
http://zongyi.letv.com/zt/qnxz2013/index.shtml

Official websites:

http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kw=%C8%AB%C4%DC%D0%C7%D5%BD
http://www.weibo.com/u/3480637337



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What has Anson achieved (so far) by being in this competition?

Popularity for him and his songs have rapidly increased in a short period of time!

His name has been listed on Baidu Music as "recommended artist" on the main page, and his performance song in episode 1, "別誤會 (Don't Misunderstand)" is on 43th place in Baidu New Music Charts, as of October 17th, 2013. In just about 1 week (week of October 13th, 2013), his popularity on Baidu Tieba went up 2 times from 200k to 600k during the week of premiere.

After the 3rd episode (week of October 27th, 2013), his live cover of "瀟灑走一回 (Walk Unrestrainedly Once)" hit 2 million hits within 3 days on QQ. That's an example of a successful cover song!

Finally, as he finishes the competition, he fully deserves his new title, the new "all-around singer."

What do I think about Anson's performance here?

I will provide comments/translations, photos, and video links of Anson on each episode. Anson is always enthusiastic and passionate about competitions. He will sing with a new cover for a classic song. It's always nice to follow along! He always does his best, and you can see it reflected in his performances!! Especially since the competition has ended, the new title "All-Round Singer" does sound a little heavy, doesn't it? This competition has a major impact on his recent releases, follow along to see how it has impacted his upcoming releases!





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Episode Ten: Finals Part 2

December 13th, 2013


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Episode Eleven: Finals Part 1

December 27th, 2013


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Episode Ten: Semi-Finals

December 20th, 2013

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Episode Night: Repechage Night

December 6th, 2013





My opinion and his China fans on this performance:

I just had to slip in a comment here. Anson achieved a total of 1455 points and he is just slightly off from a perfect score at 1500. I am both very touched and very proud of him. Most of the audience stood up to applaud him. Anson commented that he didn't care about his results, but he was in fact very touched by the audience. 

He is back into the competition after a round of repechage!! I love it when he wears white, and this outfit is very well slimmed to his body shape! That's right, he not that fat!

Anson's rank: 

#1
* 1455/1500 points
(He's back into the competition!)



Performance song: 沒那麼簡單 | méi nàme jiǎn dān (It's Not That Easy)

Composer: 蕭煌奇
Lyricist: 姚若龍
Arranger: Tiger Anson Hu/鍾興民/谷僳
Original artist: 黃小琥 


Video link (Just Anson's performance):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv

Audio live (96kbps):


Audio live (Download 320kbps):

(right click, save as...)

Video link (The entire episode):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv



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Episode Eight: Superstar Night

November 29th, 2013















Performance song: 當愛已成往事 | dāng ài yǐ chéng wǎng shì (When Love is a Thing of the Past)

Composer: 李宗盛
Lyricist: 李宗盛
Arranger: Tiger Anson Hu/鍾興民/谷僳
Original artist: 張國榮


Video link (Just Anson's performance):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv

Audio live (96kbps):


Audio live (Download 320kbps):

(right click, save as...)

Video link (The entire episode):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv

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Anson PK (Player Killing) against Kenji Wu
(One singer will be eliminated after this round. Unfortunately, Anson is eliminated after this song. However, he will be back in the next episode with an repechage episode! Stay tuned!)

Performance song: Black Or White

Composer: Michael Jackson
Lyricist: Michael Jackson
Arranger: Tiger Anson Hu/鍾興民/谷僳
Original artist: Michael Jackson


Video link (Just Anson's performance):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv

Audio live (96kbps):


Audio live (Download 320kbps):

(right click, save as...)

Video link (The entire episode):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv



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Episode Seven: Producer Night

November 22th, 2013









Performance song: 夢的眼睛 | mèng de yǎn jīng (Dreaming Eyes)

Composer: 撈仔
Lyricist: 韋恩
Arranger: Tiger Anson Hu/鍾興民/谷僳
Original artist: 孫楠


Video link (Just Anson's performance):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv

Audio live (96kbps):
http://y.qq.com/#type=song&mid=000icLWd2gKsQw
http://www.kuwo.cn/yinyue/3632163/
http://www.kugou.com/yy/album/single/530081.html

Audio live (Download 320kbps):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/106514021/hyb-mengdeyanjing-live.mp3
(right click, save as...)

Video link (The entire episode):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv





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Episode Six: Popular Rhythm Night

November 15th, 2013












Performance song: 小鎮姑娘 | xiǎo zhèn gū niang (Small Town Girl)

Composer: 陶喆
Lyricist: 陶喆
Arranger: Tiger Anson Hu/鍾興民
Original artist: 陶喆


Video link (Just Anson's performance):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv

Audio live (96kbps):
http://y.qq.com/#type=song&mid=002x4foQ3Fy0y4
http://www.kuwo.cn/yinyue/3626135/
http://www.kugou.com/yy/album/single/aid=529753
http://music.baidu.com/song/102462638

Audio live (Download 320kbps):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/106514021/hyb-xiaozhenguniang-live.mp3
(right click, save as...)

Video link (The entire episode):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv






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Episode Five: Ballad Night

November 8th, 2013













Performance song: 小芳 | xiǎo fāng (Miss Xiao Fang)

Composer: 李春波
Lyricist: 李春波
Arranger: 鍾興民/谷溧
Original artist: 李春波


Video link (Just Anson's performance):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv

Audio live (96kbps):
http://y.qq.com/#type=song&mid=002cndm51NuBTZ
http://www.kuwo.cn/yinyue/3619703/
http://www.kugou.com/yy/album/single/aid=529572
http://music.baidu.com/song/100266886

Audio live (Download 320kbps):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/106514021/hyb-xiaofang-live.mp3
(right click, save as...)

Video link (The entire episode):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv


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Episode Four: Opera Night

November 1st, 2013













Anson's background story to his performance:






Performance song: 秋意濃 | qiū yì nóng (Deep Autumn Feeling)

Composer: 玉置浩二
Lyricist: 姚若龍
Arranger: Tiger Anson Hu/鍾興民
Original artist: Jacky Cheung 張學友


Video link (Just Anson's performance):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv

Audio live (96kbps):
http://y.qq.com/#type=song&mid=002TKHWD12UjkQ
http://www.kuwo.cn/yinyue/3612861/
http://www.kugou.com/yy/album/single/aid=529389
http://music.baidu.com/song/99105732

Audio live (Download 320kbps):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/106514021/hyb-qiuyinong-live.mp3
(right click, save as...)

Video link (The entire episode):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv





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Episode Three: 
Jazz Night

October 25th, 2013









Anson's background story to his performance:

We don't know if he can the current ranking, next up he picked a song that was very popular in the 90s. He wants to sing the song with a Jazz style.

Anson: During Folk Night, I made a performance mistake. Last episode, I had a lot of pressure, likely because of last performance's results, and also by performing first. My mother was here, and I haven't sang in front of my loved ones for a while, that's why I have a lot of stress. I realized that I should relax and correct my attitude, and to adjust it to my optimal condition to sing jazz. I want to show everyone that I can sing in a really unrestrained way on stage. I will stand up where I fell.

Anson's rank: 

#2
*  1347/1500
(Points reset after 1 singer was eliminated)

My opinion and his China fans on this performance:

I honestly think that Anson pushed his hair in a really awkward way! For the entire course of this episode, Anson was relaxed and chill, it's almost like he's determined to not make the same mistake twice on the same stage. If you watched the entire episode, you will notice that he makes a lot of really kinky jokes and facial expressions after each performance. 

I am one of those people who over listened to the original version of "瀟灑走一回 (Walk Unrestrainedly Once)." Even with the original version still suck in my head, I give props to Anson because he managed to Jazz-it-up with his own style and technique. Oh, and did I forget to mention, after the 3rd episode (week of October 27th, 2013), his live cover of "瀟灑走一回 (Walk Unrestrainedly Once)" hit 2 million hits within 3 days on QQ. Now that's what you call a successful cover song!



Performance song: 瀟灑走一回 | xiāo sǎ zǒu yī huí (Walk Unrestrainedly Once)

Click to open stills from Episode 3
Composer: 陳樂融/王蕙
Lyricist: 陳大力/陳秀男
Arranger: 撈仔/鍾興民
Original artist: 葉蒨文

Video link (Just Anson's performance):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv | tudou

Audio live (96kbps):

Audio live (Download 320kbps):
(right click, save as...)

Video link (The entire episode):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv





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Episode Two:
Folk Night

October 18th, 2013










Anson's background story to his performance:

Last episode, Anson went with a soft rock song and conquered the audience, and he even surpassed his idol, David Tao, to sit in a temporary #1 position. Tonight, he will challenge himself to the unfamiliar "folk songs," will he be able to show his strength by performing first?

Anson: My hometown is Shanghai, the last time I came home was 4-5 months ago. Whenever I part with my mother, I especially miss her. My father left us a long time ago; when a 3 person family becomes a 2 person family, I carry more burden on my back, and she carries more worries. My performance song is a folk song, and to me, it means it's my mother's favourite song style. I picked a song that can represent my feelings towards my home, and "Gazing Homewards" means I'm missing my mother.

Last episode, Anson said sorry to his previous relationship, but it seems like his mother is the one who he misses and worries about the most. If he can sing a folk song that his mom loves the most, it doesn't matter what the results are, he will use his deep love for his homeward (his mother) because he believes that if he sings for love, it will always be very pleasant to listen to.

Anson's words after his performance:

Anson: The first person to perform plus my rank from last episode was #1, would bring me a lot of stress and pressure. To sing for my loved ones, sometimes can make me very nervous. With today's performance, I think I have too much burden.

Anson's rank: 

#3
* 2495 overall points
* 1142/1500 for this performance





My opinion and his China fans on this performance:

I just have to make a comment on Anson's outfit. White clouds and blue skies, so good looking! I especially like it when he leaves his hair down!

There are 2 important things I want to mention. Firstly, yes, we all noticed that mistake: he sang too early for his bridge, he stopped and restarted. Most can argue that he could have ran with the mistake. Secondly, the song that he picked as a "folk song," is this song really classified as a Traditional folk song? In most Chinese people's eyes, no. After his performance, several producers commented and criticized his choice of song, and also for his mistake. 

Mistakes aside, his voice and performance still really touches people. It just sends shivers down my back! The mistake wasn't THAT bad. Besides, it's only his second performance, he probably has a lot of stress for being ranked #1 on the first episode. It's a big mistake for a singing performance, but it's not as bad since it's only round 2.

His song choice, yes, it's not a traditional folk song. It's more of like a modernized version of a folk song. His singing isn't high-pitched, and it doesn't have a 60s type of feeling. I actually started laughing because the producers were in a argument about what a folk song should be like. As his fan, and knowing him as a singer-songwriter, I think his producer did a good job for presenting him as one. If you really listened carefully, you can hear how nicely the music and his voice are intertwined. (Yes, gather around fans!) Even if folk isn't his strength, he can just go wild with it, and attempt to score points elsewhere. 

There are even some fans who think that he purposely made the mistake to lower his points. (I just think some fans are thinking too much!)

What do you think?



Performance song: 望鄉 | wàng xiāng (Gazing Homewards)

Click to open screen stills from Episode 2
Composer/Lyricist: 黃徵
Arranger: 撈仔/鍾興民
Original artist: 滿文軍









Video link (Just Anson's performance):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv | tudou

Audio live (96kbps):
http://y.qq.com/#type=song&mid=001RBT3h073GGb
http://www.kuwo.cn/yinyue/3583206/
http://www.kugou.com/yy/album/single/528837.html
http://music.baidu.com/song/90333783

Audio live (Download 320kbps):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/106514021/hyb-wangxiang-live.mp3
(right click, save as...)

Video link (The entire episode):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv





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Episode One: Rock Night 

 October 11th, 2013










Anson's background story to his performance:

Rock is not just long hair, leather, and drum sticks. Rock has a soft side.

Anson: This time, I picked this song because it can give me energy. I sing this song with a memory, and to represent my emotions when I was young. I used to have a relationship, I felt that I owe her a lot. I've been with her for 6 years. I've wanted to hold onto her hand to go out, but a lot of people would point their fingers, or take photos of us, etc. I cannot not let go of her hand......


Anson's rank: 

#1
* 1353/1500 points





My opinion and his China fans on this performance:

Fans know that Anson will have a lead in rock music!! It's his new musical style since the release of his last album). He touched a lot of people with his vocals, technique, and performance, including me. He has a good voice and technique to draw people into his songs. Besides his super emotional performance, his background story is one that many people can related to. 

Then we ask, is his voice that persuading? If he sang "I'm sorry," would you will forgive him? I would. 

We were all thrilled when we saw Anson's facial expressions when he realized how many points he got. He was definitely singing his heart out without any pressure. 



Performance song: 別誤會 | bié wù huì (Don't Misunderstand)

Composer/Lyricist: Point zero | Ling dian 零點樂隊
Arranger: Tiger Anson Hu/鍾興民
Original artist: Point zero | Ling dian 零點樂隊

Click to open stills from episode 1













Video link (Just Anson's performance):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv | tudou

Audio live (96kbps):
http://y.qq.com/#type=song&id=5027217
http://www.kuwo.cn/yinyue/3573725/
http://music.baidu.com/song/88905028


Audio live (Download 320kbps):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/106514021/hyb-biewuhui-live.mp3
(right click, save as...)

Video link (The entire episode):
Official: Youtube
Mirrors: sohu | letv




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8 comments:

Hehe Anson is winning!!!! xD

Yay!!! Can't wait for episode 2! Folk songs... I think Anson is good at that too!

Joanne: Thank you for your comments! Did you know that your comments and random feedback really makes me happy. Sometimes I'm just like a crazy women talking to myself.....

LOL denise you make me laugh hehe. OMG two episiodes YAY!!! :D

Just watched the first one and luckily Anson sings first, no offence not really interested in the other people :P

He sang beautifully T_T and touched the audience, fair enough he made the mistake. What he should have done when he made the mistake was to cover it up and sing even louder and more impressive... almost like a build up

Ah so that is Angela Chang, I like her songs and didn't really know who she is, she is a good singer too :)

Cannot be bothered to watch the rest hehe, since I found that Anson dropped to number 3 T_T
I hope he makes it back to the top! I'm watching episode 3 now :D

Anson's performance is so good and he looks very sexy too ^^

That's one of my favourite songs and he has managed to take it up a notch and sing it jazz style!!! I'm not sure if it is just me or does the other singers tend to send 2 songs whereas Anson sings just one?

I didn't even listen to that dude who is currently first sing... I have no patience if it isn't Anson LOL
Luckily the scores are relatively close so I'm not too disappointed with the results.

The score is reset which works to Anson's advantage! Thanks for clearing the points up Denise, 3 is the highest number of points :D

They talk a lot, and I don't understand so I tend to listen to the songs then skip to the chairs hehe :P

Here a link to the song Anson sang in the third episode:-

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/adgircxy5j4m70e/Anson_Hu_Celebrity_Battle_Episode_3a.mp3

@Toilet: Don't worry too much about Anson dropping because the scores reset every 2 episodes. Their whole point of building up points was to eliminate another singer every 2 episodes. :)

All singers sing only 1 song at this point. You probably watched it in a breeze that you didn't notice, haha. I do watch the entire whenever I have time! I know to know how Anson compares to the rest!

I was wondering, where did you get that download link?? :) The file size is smaller than the one I have provided :P Mine is true 320kbps quality and I actually had the link up for Jazz since two days ago!

His jazz cover of the song actually hit 2 million plays in about 3 days, that's pretty crazy. When his song "在一起" came out, it took about 1 week to hit 1 million... His cover is surprisingly really popular!

Tonight is rushing back home to watch the final chapter !
Hopefully he is the FINAL WINNER ! I am fully support him !

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