Archive for category AsiaNews
The Year of the Rabbit isn’t until February of 2011, but there are already rumors of who will be performing at next year’s CCTV Spring Festival Gala. The Chinese New Year extravaganza is watched by a billion viewers every year. Stars that are lucky enough to be invited often get a major career boost after appearing on the show.
Read the rest of this entry »
MTV Taiwan greets the arrival of summer, and today they recorded the first episode of the new version of “Ri Han Yin Yue Feng” (Japanese and Korean music craze). Not including the new features of the show, they also invited Fahrenheit’s Calvin Chen to host it.
Calvin Chen is hosting a show for the first time, and invited his good friends Jiro Wang and Joanne Zeng as his morale boosters. Didn’t expect Da Dong to challenge him to test whether he is suitable to be Ri Han Yin Yue Feng’s host, Da Dong and Calvin had a contest on Jpop and Kpop knowledge and dance steps.
Da Dong didn’t forget to bring his new book “Van Gogh and Me” to promote. Calvin Chen also showed his own collection of photographs, including those from 2008 when Fahrenheit won an award in Korea and performed at the World Cup stadium in front of 80,000 people. And also his photo with Japanese idol group w-inds member Keita Tachibana, and some pictures of life in Nara, all will be shown on TV for the first time.
The producers expressed that Fahrenheit has been Tourism Ambassadors for Japan and South Korea for 2 years, and within the group, it was Calvin Chen who was most interested to host. Not only does he have experience in performing overseas, but he is also very proficient in English. So when they changed the program, they chose Calvin Chen to take over.
MTV stated, “Both parties are looking forward to this collaboration, and we hope that his participation can give Ri Han Yin Yue Feng a different spark.” Calvin Chen towards his first show, was rather confident, and even promised that he will surely give it his best.
In order to increase interaction with the audience, MTV Taiwan also set up a Facebook fan group, and in the short 2 months the number of people reached 30,000. MTV Taiwan also expressed that this year’s music summer camp will be held on August 3 to August 5 in Taoyuan, with Jam Hsiao, Yen-J, Y2J, Da Mouth, Circus, Li Yu Fen, Song Ji Yan and other big celebrities.