China's Got Talent (series 2)

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China's Got Talent
Season 2
Broadcast from November 1, 2011 – February 5, 2012
Judges Gao Xiaosong (Until Audition 3)
Zhou Libo
Annie Yi
Antonio Chen (Audition 3)
Jerry Huang (Audition 4-8, Finals)
Yang Lan (Semifinals)
Host(s) Cheng Lei
Yang Lan (Finals)
Broadcaster MediaCorp Channel U
Winner:
Zhuo Jun
Origin Nanning, Guangxi
Runner-up
Cai Hongping
Chronology
2011-12

The second series of China's Got Talent, also known as Head & Shoulders China's Got Talent for sponsor reasons, premiered on MediaCorp Channel U on November 1, 2011.[1]

Auditions[edit]

Auditions were held in Shanghai Concert Hall. During the third audition recorded on May 9, Judge Gao Xiaosong was detained by Beijing police on drunk driving charges and was sentenced to six months in jail. Taiwanese music composer Antonio Chen was announced as a replacement temporarily. Audition clips with either Gao or Chen were broadcast respectively.[2] [3] On November 22, Jerry Huang was announced to be a judge for the rest of this series.[4]

The show was pre-empted on November 29, 2011 due to the live telecast of the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards.

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals began on January 3, 2012. The Great Hall of the People in Beijing was the venue for the semifinals. Yang Lan, a very popular Chinese host joins Zhou Libo and Annie Yi as judges.

Rules

A media jury are involved. Basketball star, Yao Ming was invited as a jury member in the first semifinals only. Yao's votes will be added to the media jury's votes for the overall votes. The most votes from the jury's votes will be automatically be in the finals. For second finalist, each of three judges has a chance of giving 10 votes to any one of the 7 remaining contestants. Contestant who gets the most votes advance to the final. For the third finalist, voting is based on best of three.

Key Crystal Clear app clean.svg Judges' choice for third place   Advanced to the finals. Highest votes of the night   Finished in second place with the judges votes   Finished in third place; Winning the judges' choice.   Finished in fourth place; Losing the judges choice.

Italics indicate the second stage where each judges gave 10 points to their favorites. The contestants with the most votes combined with the jury points and judges' points will be the second finalist of the week.

Week 1 (January 3 & 10, 2012)[edit]

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Order Performer Act Description Jury's Votes (of 110) Judges' Choices
Yang Yi Zhou
1
Countryside 456 Dance troupe 53+10(Yao)
2
Hu Qizhi Street Performer 96+9(Yao)
3
Cai Hongping Singer 73+9(Yao)+10(Yi)+10(Zhou)
4
Lu Yulong Technological performance artist 42+7(Yao)
5
Zheng Guigui Disabled pianist 84+10(Yao)
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6
Pang Tak-Ming Escape Artist 67+9(Yao)
7
Wang Aifeng Singer 26+(Yao did not give the votes)
8
Uudam Folk Singer 73+10(Yao)+10(Yang)
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Week 2 (January 17 & 31, 2012)[edit]

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Order Performer Act Description Jury's Votes (of 100) Judges' Choices
Yang Yi Zhou
1
Bai Shuying Michael Jackson impersonator 84
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2
Wu Yongqing Singer 29
3
Zhuo Jun Popper 96
4
Tang Kangmin Yi traditional instrument performer 78
5
An Dong Strength Act 74+10(Yi)+10(Zhou)
6
Xiang Yanhong Opera Singer 60
7
Kungfu Pop Kungfu troupe 75+10(Yang)
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8
Xi Yue Singer 30

Finals (February 5, 2012)[edit]

World-renowned and Britain's Got Talent runner up, Susan Boyle perform two songs; "Who I Was Born To Be" and "I Dreamed a Dream" at Shanghai Stadium.[15] Also Britain's Got Talent finalist Razy Gogonea performed his Matrix routine. Popular Mandopop singer Han Geng also performed his song "In A Dream."

Rules

Before the final 6 acts performed one last time, the judges picked two more contestants from the semifinals to the finals for second chance. They were Pang Tak-Ming and Tang Kangmin. Each 8 acts will perform for the judges and the judges will decide who will make it to the next stage. It is based on best of three. The second stage is by text voting by the Chinese public and it will determine the final four. The third stage will determine who is the top 2 and this is picked by the judges. The last stage, 100 selected jury will determine who is the winner. The individual who reaches 51 points will declared winner.[16]

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Order Performer Act Description Jury's Votes (of 100)-Final 2 Judges' Choices-1st stage
Huang Yi Zhou
1
Kungfu Pop Kungfu troupe Not in top 2
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2
Cai Hongping Singer 39
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3
Hu Qizhi Street Artist Not in top 2
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Tang Kangmin Yi traditional instrument performer Not in top 2
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5
Zhuo Jun Popper 51
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6
Pang Tak-Ming Escape Artist Not in top 2
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7
An Dong Strength Act Not in top 2
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Uudam Singer Not in top 2
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Series 2 Round Summary (Top 16)[edit]

Key      Winner      Runner-up      Finalist      Eliminated
Name/Name of Act Age(s) Genre Act Hometown Position Reached
Zheng Guigui 20 Performing Disabled pianist Henan Lost the Judges' choice
Uudam 12 Singing Folk singer Hailar District, Inner Mongolia Final (Top 4)
Lu Yulong 16 Performing Technological performance artist Shenzhen Semifinal
Hu Qizhi 30 Performing Street Artist United States Final (Top 4)
Pang Tak-Ming 23 Performing Escape Artist Hong Kong Finals (2nd Chance)
Wang Aifeng 38 Singing Singer Jinzhou, Liaoning Semifinal
Cai Hongping 55 Singing Singer Shanghai Runner Up
Countryside 456 42-64 Performing Dancer Troupe Shanghai Semifinal
Xiang Yanhong 43 Singing Opera Singer Hubei Semifinal
Bai Shuying 65 Performing Michael Jackson impersonator Beijing Lost the Judge's choice
Zhuo Jun 19 Performing Popper Nanning, Guangxi Winner
Tang Kangmin 23 Performing Yi traditional instrument performer Shanghai Final (2nd Chance)
Xi Yue 32 Singing Singer Beijing Semifinal
Kungfu pop c.24 Performer Kungfu group Sichuan Finals (2nd Chance)
An Dong 39 Performing Strength Act Dalian, Liaoning Final
Wu Yongqing 19 Singing Singer Hefei, Anhui Semifinal

References[edit]

Preceded by
series 1 (2010)
China's Got Talent
series 2 (2011)
Succeeded by
series 3 (2011-2012)