Singer Zhou Bichang in this undate
photo. (Photo: sina.com)
BEIJING, Nov. 27 -- Despite the controversy around
the American Idol-like singing contest Super Girl, the smash hit TV show
undoubtedly tapped into China's musical talent pool and brought to light some of
the nation's most popular names in pop music today.
The top three winners of the 2005 Super Girl contest:
Chris Li, Zhou Bichang and Jane Zhang, are forging ahead with their music
careers and proving themselves to be the most successful singers emerging from
Top winner Chris Li has retained her high popularity
over the past two years. Her first album "The Queen and the Dreams" was released
in September 2006 and her second "Mine" this October. Her recent national tour
could not have been more successful; ardent fans swarmed to see her wherever she
Zhou Bichang, the second runner-up, occupied
entertainment headlines for her troubled life, particularly surrounding her
record contract woes; for this reason she made little progress with her music.
However, following the debut of "Who Touched My String" in August 2006, she will
finally release her second album next month and the third as well!
The twin albums, "Now" and "Wow", involved China's
best lyricists and composers, such as Albert Leung and Zhang Yadong. "Now"
features Zhou's symbolic R&B style and "Wow" is her exploration into
different musical genres.
"Dolphin princess" Jane Zhang, who is most acclaimed
for her singing skills, always has a full schedule ---leading musicals, holding
concerts and guest-staring at the opening ceremony of film festivals...just to
name a few. She released the second album "Update" this August, and will soon
launch a new EP called "Dear Jane".
(Source: CRIENGLISH. com)