One Million Star

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One Million Star
A Million Star.jpg
One Million Star logo
Also known as 超級星光大道
Super Star Avenue
Format Television singing competition
Presented by Tao Ching-Ying (陶晶瑩)
Country of origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of seasons 7
Production
Running time 120 mins (Sundays from 20:00 to 22:00)
Broadcast
Original channel China Television (CTV)
Original run 5 January 2007 (2007-01-05) – 13 March 2011 (2011-03-13)
External links
CTV One Million Star homepage

One Million Star (Chinese: 超級星光大道; pinyin: chāo jí xīng guāng dà dào; literally: "Super Star Avenue") is a television singing competition in Taiwan broadcast on China Television (CTV). It debuted on 5 January 2007, filling the 10 PM to midnight time slot on Friday evenings. The show is hosted by Tao Ching-Ying (陶晶瑩) and is currently shown on Sundays from 8-10 PM. The aim of the show is to gather talented young singers and find the one who has the best qualities to become a superstar. One Million Star launched the music careers of Mandopop artists such as Yoga Lin, Aska Yang, Wong JingLun and Jam Hsiao.

In its debut year the show won Best Variety Programme and Best Host in a Variety Programme for Tao at the 42nd Golden Bell Awards.[1] and has been nominated for both awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2011, the program branched out with another edition: Chinese Million Star, featuring contenders from Los Angeles, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan trying to make the cut for the preliminary quarter-finals, which take place in Taiwan. The show premiered on July 3, 2011.

Rules[edit]

In the early auditions, hopeful contestants are screened by preliminary panels to be selected for singing talent. The audition process is long and highly competitive, with hundreds of candidates eliminated. Once they make it to the show, the contestants face different tasks every week that involve singing; the worst-performing individual is eliminated. The six finalists no longer face elimination, but are graded on their performance each week. The one who excels wins the grand prize: one million NT dollars and a studio recording contract.

Season summary[edit]

Season
Number
Premiere Date Winner Runner Up 2nd Runner-up 3rd Runner-up Million Star Gang / Top 10
(Starting From the Season Champion)
Label Cooperation
Season 1 January 5, 2007 Yoga Lin (林宥嘉) Judy Chou (周定緯) Peter Pan (潘裕文) Afalean Lu (盧學叡)
  • Yoga Lin (林宥嘉)
  • Judy Chou (周定緯)
  • Peter Pan (潘裕文)
  • Afalean Lu (盧學叡)
  • Miles Liu (劉明峰)
  • Aska Yang (楊宗緯)
  • Stanly Hsu (許仁杰)
  • Kevin Hsieh (謝震廷)
  • Sharon Lee (李宣榕)
  • Charks An (安伯政)
HIM International Music
Season 2 July 20, 2007 Yuming Lai (賴銘偉) Rachel Liang (梁文音) Uni Yie (葉瑋庭) Quack Wu (吳忠明) Universal Music Taiwan
Season 3 February 2, 2008 Lala Xu (徐佳瑩) Shennio Lin (林芯儀) Ivy Li (黎礎寧) Sammi Jian (簡鳳君)
  • *Lala Shu (徐佳瑩)
  • Shennio Lin (林芯儀)
  • Ivy Li (黎礎寧)
  • Sammi Jian (簡鳳君)
  • Shane Lai (賴聖恩)
  • Wong JingLun (黃靖倫)
  • Sugie Pan (潘嗣敬)
  • Crystal Lin (林雨宣)
  • Albert Wang (王彥博)
  • Edward Tsai (蔡忠穎)
Season 4 October 2008 Queenie Fang (方宥心) Mark Chang (張心傑) Micheal Lin (林鴻鳴) Connie Kan (康禎庭)
  • Queenie Fang (方宥心)
  • Mark Chang (張心傑)
  • Michael Lin (林鴻鳴)
  • Connie Kan (康禎庭)
  • Jenny Liang (梁一貞)
  • Ji O Son (孫碧娜)
  • 吳德宏
  • Yvonne Chang (張涵雅)
  • Leo Chan (陳樂軒)
  • Ben Wu (吳勇濱)
Season 5 April 3, 2009 Dennis Sun (孫自佑) Rose Liu (劉明湘) Celia Liang (梁曉珺) Rachel Hsu (徐詠琳)
  • Dennis Sun (孫自佑)
  • Rose Liu (劉明湘)
  • Celia Liang (梁曉珺)
  • Rachel Hsu (徐詠琳)
  • Mrtting Lee (李杰宇)
  • Ami Yang (楊駿文)
  • Bala Zeng (曾梓淞)
  • Eric Lin (林育澤)
  • Victoria Wang (王璿)
  • Marsa Hu (胡采書)
HIM International Music
Season 6 November 6, 2009 Hu Xia (胡夏) Jenny Du (杜華瑾) San Shuai (三帥) Shanils Huang (黃郁善)
  • Hu Xia (胡夏)
  • Jenny Du (杜華瑾)
  • San Shuai (三帥)
  • Shanils Huang (黃郁善)
  • Brian Pien (邊品憲)
  • OJ Zhang (張士堂)
  • Ryan Su (蘇芷妤)
  • Wayne Huang (黃偉晉)
  • Vela "Blue" Chen (陳曼青)
  • (曾治豪)
Sony Music Entertainment
Star Legend May 21, 2010 Janice Yan (閻奕格) Rose Liu (劉明湘) Uni Yie (葉瑋庭) Mark Chang (張心傑)
  • Janice Yan (閻奕格)
  • Rose Liu (劉明湘)
  • Uni Yi (葉瑋庭)
  • Mark Chang (張心傑)
  • Queen Wei (魏如昀)
  • Quack Wu (吳忠明)
  • Connie Kan (康禎庭)
  • David Lin (林道遠)
  • Rachel Hsu (徐詠琳)
  • Ami Yang (楊駿文)
Season 7 August 27, 2010 Jess Lee (李佳薇) Gary Sun (孫曉亮) Wu Si Ai, Usay(舞思愛) Christmas Bai (白潮洛蒙)
  • Jess Lee (李佳薇)
  • Gary Sun (孫曉亮)
  • Wu Si Ai, Usay(舞思愛)
  • Christmas Bai (白潮洛蒙)
  • Erika Liu (劉艾立)
  • Pink Tan (陳珂冰)
  • Hu Huai Lang (胡淮浪)
  • Canon Chang (常佳寧)
  • Sisi Shi (施旭婧)
  • Wendy Wang (王雯)



Warner Music

Season 1[edit]

The format features five judges who not only critique the contestants' performances but guide them. The three regular judges are songwriter, singer and producer: Wei-Jen Yuan (袁惟仁), Kay Huang (黃韻玲) and famous stylist Roger. There will be two different guest judges every week. Some previous guest judges include famous singers Phil Chang (張宇), Winnie Hsin, 林志炫; producers 小蟲, 王治平; TV producer 王偉忠; entertainers 孫鵬, 郭子乾 and so on.

Further information: One Million Star, Season 1

Season 2[edit]

The second season of "One Million Star" begins at the same time 9.30 GMT +8 in Taiwan on July the 20th.

Further information: One Million Star, Season 2

After competition[edit]

Season
Number
Million Star Gang / Top 10 Activity
Season 1 James Lin or Yoga Lin (林宥嘉)
Judy Chou (周定緯)
Peter Pan (潘裕文)
Afalean Lu (盧學叡)
  • 2007: Album Released: Afalean Lu's Debut Album (Sony BMG)
  • 2009: Album Released: Love Me (Sony BMG)
  • 2010: EP Released: Encountering Oneself (Avex Group)
Miles Liu (劉明峰)
Aska Yang (楊宗緯)
Stanly Hsu (許仁杰)
Kevin Hsieh (謝震廷)
Sharon Lee(李宣榕)
  • Sony BMG
  • Book released: Miracle (奇蹟)
Charks An (安伯政)
Season
Number
Million Star Gang / Top 10 Activity
Season 2 Yuming Lai(賴銘偉)
  • 2008: Album Released: Live For You (Universal Music Taiwan)
  • 2010: Album Released: Guardian (Universal Music Taiwan)
Rachel Liang (梁文音)
  • 2008: Album Released: Love Poems (Universal Music Taiwan)
  • 2009: Album Released: Love, Has Always Existed (Universal Music Taiwan)
Uni Yie (葉瑋庭)
Quack Wu (吳忠明)
Annie Lin (林宜融)
Pets Ceng (曾沛慈)
  • sang "夠愛" (Gou Ai) - ending theme song for K.O.3an Guo
Jane Huang (黃美珍)
  • 2008: Album Released: Live For You (Universal Music Taiwan)
  • 2010: Album Released: Guardian (Universal Music Taiwan)
Queen Wei (魏如昀)
  • 2008: Album Released: "Silly" (Universal Music Taiwan)
Christina Lin (林佩瑤)
Gina Li (李千娜)
Season
Number
Million Star Gang / Top 10 Activity
Season 3 Lala Shu (徐佳瑩)
  • 2009: Album Released: "Lala's Debut Album" (AsiaMuse Entertainment)
  • 2010: Album Released: "Limits" (AsiaMuse Entertainment)
Shennio Lin (林芯儀)
Ivy Li (黎礎寧)
Sammi Jian (簡鳳君)
Shane Lai (賴聖恩)
Wong JingLun (黃靖倫)
Sugie Pan (潘嗣敬)
Crystal Lin (林雨宣)
Albert Wang (王彥博)
Edward Tsai (蔡忠穎)
Season
Number
Million Star Gang / Top 10 Activity
Season 5 Dennis Sun (孫自佑)
Rose Liu (劉明湘)
Celia Liang (梁曉珺)
Rachel Hsu (徐詠琳)
Mrtting Lee (李杰宇)
Ami Yang (楊駿文)
Bala Zeng (曾梓淞)
Eric Lin (林育澤)
Victoria Wang (王璿)
Marsa Hu (胡采書)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Golden Bell Awards
Year Number Category Nomination Result Ref
2007 42nd Best Entertainment Variety Programme One Million Star Won [1]
Best Host in an Entertainment Variety Programme Tao Ching-Ying Won
2008 43rd Best Entertainment Variety Programme One Million Star Nominated [2]
Best Host in an Entertainment Variety Programme Tao Ching-Ying Nominated
2009 44th Best Variety Programme One Million Star Nominated [3]
Best Host in a Variety Programme Tao Ching-Ying Nominated
2010 45th Best Variety Programme One Million Star Nominated [4]
Best Host in a Variety Programme Tao Ching-Ying Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Chinese) Taiwan Television 42nd Golden Bell Awards homepage (2007) Retrieved 2010-09-25
  2. ^ (Chinese) Taiwan Television 43rd Golden Bell Awards homepage (2008) Retrieved 2011-06-08
  3. ^ (Chinese) Taiwan Television 44th Golden Bell Awards homepage (2009) Retrieved 2011-06-08
  4. ^ (Chinese) Taiwan Television 45th Golden Bell Awards homepage (2010) 20 Sept 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-25

External links[edit]