Weighing the Worth of Chinese TV Singing CompetitionsThe News Lens Feature
China’s televised reality singing competitions have taken the region by storm. How have they pushed 'brand China' and impacted Mandopop?
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Chinese singing competitions display the proud legacy of Mandopop to their billions of viewers. However, they may be deflating the value of originality in music.
The singing competitions taking over Chinese TV shift the Mandopop balance of power to China, but fail to prop up the future careers of their contestants.
China's televised singing competitions are taking the world by storm and doing wonders for brand China, but there's more to Mandopop than what you see on screen.