|FTV's Super Star. Woot.|
|The TVB International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship. What a mouthful.|
|...and The Voice. Is it just me, or is the newly remodeled NTSA look really based on this logo?|
I'm not against contestants choosing songs other than Cantonese to sing. It's been done plenty of times by past contestants of the past, including Vivian Chow and Rita Carpio who sung in Japanese and English, respectively. But that was one song that each sung for one performance. Just one. But that's not so for the revamped NTSA. No-siree. Contestants will pick the same types of songs to sing each time - Mandarin, Mandarin, Mandarin. Or English, Mandarin, English, which makes you really start questioning, can the contestants sing in Cantonese at all? Or any other Chinese dialect for that matter. Or even another language. I forgot to mention the fact that I like how divisions for Tai-Yu and Mandarin - really encouraging those who want to sing in the Taiwanese dialect to do so. If it's a weekly competition, as an audience member, I would much rather switch up your repertoire - songs, styles, languages. Performers exist for the sake of the audience. And remember, the name of the show is called New Talent Singing Awards. I'm just waiting for someone to show me something new and slap me in the face with their talent.
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