How ''The Voice of China'' rose to success
This year a new TV reality show became an instant hit with audiences and forever changed the landscape of Chinese television broadcasting. Within a few hours of its first live broadcast on July 13, "The Voice of China" managed to capture the viewers'' attention and hearts.
"The Voice of China", China''s adaptation of a Dutch reality talent show, sees its hopeful contestants going through a blind audition, with four celebrity judges/coaches picking their teams of singers who will then go on to compete for a recording contract and a highly publicized concert performance.
The show turned out to be an unexpected success, especially at a time when the TV market is basically oversaturated due to the large numbers of reality talent shows similar to western programs that are coming to viewers on a daily basis, like "American Idol," "X-Factor" and "You''ve Got Talent."
Ø It is …enough for me to ….
I like reading comic books very much. It is interesting enough for me to enjoy.
Ø If there is one thing that delights me, it’s….
If there is one thing that delights me, it’s the country music.
Ø I am satisfied with….
I am satisfied with the food cooked by my mom.
Ø … would be one of my best choices.
Reading books on science would be one of my best choices.
Ø I couldn’t ask for better … than ….
I couldn’t ask for better hobby than shopping.
1. Do you like music, and what type of music do you like?
2. Have you learned to play any musical instrument?
3. What kind of music is popular now in China?
4. How does music affect people’s lives?
5. Do you want to be a singer?
Describe a song that has special meaning for you
You should say:
what song it is
when you first heard it
what the song is about
and explain why this song has special meaning for you.
1. Why don’t older people like pop music as much as young people?
2. What do you think are the benefits of learning to play a musical instrument?3. What can we learn from foreign music?