Super Girl (contest)

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Super Girl
超级女声 (2004-2006)
Chāojí Nǚshēng
快乐女声 (2009-2011)
Kuàilè Nǚshēng
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Super Girl logo
Also known as Super Voice Girls
Genre Interactive reality game show
Created by Liao Ke
Country of origin People's Republic of China
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of seasons 5
Production
Location(s) Changsha, Hunan (1–5)
Chengdu, Sichuan (1–5)
Guangzhou, Guangdong(2–5)
Hangzhou, Zhejiang (2–5)
Nanjing, Jiangsu (1,4)
Shenyang, Liaoning (3–5)
Wuhan, Hubei (1,4)
Xi'an, Shaanxi (5)
Zhengzhou, Henan (2–4)
Numbers indicate the season(s) in which a competition was held there.
Broadcast
Original channel Hunan Satellite Television
Original run May 6, 2004  – September 16, 2011
Chronology
Related shows Super Boy
Blossoming Flowers

Super Girl or Super Voice Girls (simplified Chinese: 超级女声; traditional Chinese: 超級女聲; pinyin: Chāojí Nǚshēng; literally "Super Female Voice", with wordplay as it also sounds like "Super girl") was a Chinese singing contest for female contestants, organized by Hunan Satellite Television between 2004 and 2006. The show's official name was Mengniu Yoghurt Super Girl Contest until 2009 it was known as BBK Music Phone Super Girl Contest, after the company that sponsored the series. It was generally described as the unofficial mainland Chinese version of the global television franchise Pop Idol (2001) and became one of the most popular entertainment shows in the country. DespiteSuper Girl's major popularity and success, the show was heavily criticised by Liu Zhongde, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. He essentially claimed Super Girl was poison for the youth.[1]

The program was relaunched in 2009. The Chinese title was changed to Happy Girls (Chinese: 快乐女声; pinyin: Kuàilè Nǚshēng) though the official English title remains unchanged as Super Girl. In 2011, the Chinese government banned Super Girl from airing, claiming the program to be too long. The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) told the Hunan station that Super Girl broke time rules for this kind of show. They should be no more than 90 minutes long, but episodes of Super Girl can last more than three hours.[2] More than 2.5 billion people watch the show.

Outline[edit]

Six finalists during a 2005 national round event in Changsha, Hunan.From right to left: host Li Xiang, contestants Lin Shuang, She Manni, Yi Hui, Zhang Liangying, Guo Huimin, Li Na, and host Wang Han.

Partly inspired by the many spinoffs of the UK show Pop Idol, the competition was open to any female contestant regardless of her origin, appearance, or how she sings.[3] The almost unrestricted audition sessions drew contestants of ages ranging from 4 to 89 years old.[4] The 2005 season attracted more than 120,000 applicants during the preliminary selection rounds, held in the five provinces of Hunan, Sichuan, Guangdong, Henan and Zhejiang.[5] Many applicants travelled long distances to take part in the competition hoping to become a star. Each contestant was allowed 30 seconds to perform in front of judges and find out if they were selected for the preliminary regional rounds. To prevent another overwhelming audition season, a minimum age of eighteen was later set during the 2006 season.[6]

Following the selection of contestants in the five regions, the competition began with the preliminary rounds. Preliminaries were held in each of the five locations where auditions were located. Television viewers were able to watch each of the preliminaries and vote for their favorite singers. Voting was conducted by telephone and text messaging.

The regional preliminaries were followed by a weekly broadcast knockout competition held in Changsha, Hunan province. Viewers called in to vote for their favourite singers, and the weakest two—as voted by the judges and the audience's weekly SMS— faced-off subsequently in a PK, short for Player Kill. The term is derived from kill-or-be-killed multiplayer online games.[7] The singer with the least number of votes was then eliminated. Unlike Pop Idol, the last event was contested between the final three, rather than the final two contestants.

Unlike American Idol, judges for the competition were selected from different backgrounds in society, but they were all still Chinese.[citation needed] A few dozen "audience judges" were selected in addition to several professional judges.

History[edit]

The original version of the show was known as Super Boy, and aired in 2003 on Hunan Entertainment Channel, a local broadcaster based in Changsha, Hunan province in South Central China. The show was a success and its counterpart, Super Girl, aired at the beginning of 2004 with the slogan, "Sing as you want, sing out loud,"[8] and became the most viewed show in Hunan. However, the programme's impact was limited as the channel does not broadcast outside the province.

On May 6, 2004, Super Girl was introduced to a national audience by its producer Liao Ke through Hunan Satellite Television. In addition to broadcasting the original episodes created by Hunan Entertainment Channel, the network also developed this show in other 3 cities: Wuhan in Hubei province, Nanjing in Jiangsu province, and Chengduin Sichuan province. This show attracted an average of 10,000 contestants in each city and received nationwide attention.

Hunan Satellite Television introduced a second season of Super Girl on March 19, 2005. The preliminary rounds were filmed in five cities: Changsha in Hunan province, Guangzhou in Guangdong province, Zhengzhou in Henan province, Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, and Chengdu in Sichuan province. By the middle of the season, the competition captivated a nationwide audience and became one of the most watched television entertainment shows in mainland China with tens of millions of viewers.[5]

Cultural impact[edit]

Positive impact[edit]

The final episode of the 2005 season was one of the most popular shows in Chinese broadcast history, drawing over 400 million viewers, more than the China Central Television New Year's Gala earlier that year.[9] The final peaked at 280 million viewers at a given time, dwarfing the 12-million-viewer figure for the finals of Pop Idol.[10] Despite the show being condemned by China Central Television as being "vulgar and manipulative", a third season of the show was launched and finished in early October 2006.[11]

On January 18, 2006, China National Philatelic Corporation released a postage stamp issue featuring 2005 winner Li Yuchun. The set was released ahead of Li's 22nd birthday in her commemoration.[12]

On May 11, 2009, The Oprah Winfrey Show, a worldwide famous television show, invited Zhang Liangying, who ranked 3rd overall in the 2005 contest, to make an American television singing debut. The subtitle of the show was "The World's Got Talent" and Zhang Liangying was the only East Asian singer in the show.[13]

Some who were not chosen as winners have also been able to enter the recording industry through other means. Ji Minjia, who ranked 5th overall in the 2005 contest, worked in Los Angeles in 2006 to help with production of the title song for Japanese anime series The Galaxy Railways.[14] On March 15, 2007, Japanese recording group Hello! Projectannounced Li Chun, one of the top 50 contestants in the 2006 Changsha regional, as one of two new members of Chinese ancestry of its pop group Morning Musume.[15][16]

The contest has also inspired television producers to create other talent search shows, including ones based on American shows such as The Apprentice.[17][18]

The show was the feature of a 2007 documentary titled "Super, Girls!", produced and directed by independent Chinese filmmaker Jian Yi during the 2006 contest season and released at the Cambridge Film Festival. An ARTiSIMPLE Studio production, "Super, Girls!" is the only independent feature-length documentary ever made about the "Super Girls."[10]

Democratic expression[edit]

One of the main factors contributing to the show's popularity was that viewers are able to participate in the judging process by sending text messages with their mobile phones to vote for their favorite contestants[citation needed]. During the 2005 regional contest in Chengdu alone, 307,071 message votes were cast for the top three contestants, each vote costing 0.5 to 3 yuan.[5] This was, according to Jim Yardley of International Herald Tribune, considered as one of the largest "democratic" voting exercises in mainland China.[19]

Over 800 million text messages were sent during the third season of Super Girl, and fan clubs began to appear throughout the country.

While some culture and media experts praised Super Girl in blazing "a trail for cultural democracy" and breakingelitism in China's entertainment industry, others were quick in pointing out that the show represented a superficiality in society, "propelled by behind-the-scenes manipulation and state-of-the-art pomp and circumstance".[20]

Criticism[edit]

Liu Zhongde of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference criticised both the show and its negative influence on society, saying the audience watches the program under a distorted mentality and in an unhealthy condition. He claimed that the government departments oversee culture and art, and they should not permit something like Super Girl to exist. He admitted it was the choice of the market while claiming it as low culture. He said it wasn't as bad as the 1983Anti-Spiritual Pollution Campaign, but the elements are there: cultural invasion, suspicion of market forces, spiritual health, preservation of national culture, and allegations of popular entertainment spreading corruption among the youth, all facing off against a new concept of socialist morality.[1]

In the end of 2011, China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) has suspended the show from future production. While the official reason for such decision is the fact that the show exceeded its airing time throughout the season, many believe that the moral issue was behind this act. This claim is reinforced by Hunan TV news spokesman, Li Hao, who admitted the network will incorporate more 'positive' content in its 2012 programs.[21]

Economic impact[edit]

Mengniu Milk Group reportedly paid ¥14 million to Hunan Television for rights to sponsor the show's broadcast outside Hunan province beginning with the 2005 season.[7] According to one of China's leading thinktanks, the 2005 contest was estimated to have drawn in a total of ¥766 million (US$95.75 million). Indirect business impact of the competition was estimated at several billion yuan.[12]

Television advertisement slots cost an average of ¥33,400 for 15 seconds in 2006, compared to the average of ¥28,000 in 2005. Advertising sales were expected to reach ¥200 million (US$25 million), nearly double that of the previous year.[22]

Season summary[edit]

Season Premiere Date Champion 1st Runner Up 2nd Runner-up Final's Contestants
2004 Super Girl 6 May 2004 Angela An Youqi (安又琪) Katy Wang Ti (王媞) Baby Zhang Hanyun (张含韵)
  1. Angela An Youqi (安又琪)
  2. Katy Wang Ti (王媞)
  3. Baby Zhang Hanyun (张含韵)
  4. Strings
  5. Jenne Sun Yibo (孙一卜)
2005 Super Girl 19 March 2005 Chris Lee Yuchun (李宇春) Bibi Zhou Bichang (周笔畅) Jane Zhang Liangying (张靓颖)
  1. Chris Lee Yuchun (李宇春)
  2. Bibi Zhou Bichang (周笔畅)
  3. Jane Zhang Liangying (张靓颖)
  4. Angelica He Hejie (何洁)
  5. Ji Minjia (纪敏佳)
  6. Huang Yali (黄雅莉)
  7. Ye Yiqian (叶一茜)
  8. Bobo Yi Hui (易慧)
  9. Amanda Zhao Jingyi (赵静怡)
  10. Yoyo Zhu Yan (朱妍)
2006 Super Girl 2 April 2006 Laure Shang Wenjie (尚雯婕) Sitar Tan Weiwei (谭维维) Jeno Liu Liyang (刘力扬)
  1. Laure Shang Wenjie (尚雯婕)
  2. Sitar Tan Weiwei (谭维维)
  3. Jeno Liu Liyang (刘力扬)
  4. Amoa Ai Mengmeng (艾梦萌)
  5. Li Na (厉娜)
  6. Xu Fei (许飞)
  7. Figo Han Zhenzhen (韩真真)
  8. Reborn
  9. SuBar Tang Xiao (唐笑)
  10. Shinelee Yang Lei (阳蕾)
2009 Super Girl 1 May 2009 Vivi Jiang Yingrong (江映蓉) Michelle Li Xiaoyun (李霄云) Huang Ying (黄英)
  1. Vivi Jiang Yingrong (江映蓉)
  2. Michelle Li Xiaoyun (李霄云)
  3. Huang Ying (黄英)
  4. Yisa Yu Kewei (郁可唯)
  5. Sara Liu Xijun (刘惜君)
  6. Renata Tan Lina (谈莉娜)
  7. Pan Chen Miss Underwater (潘辰)
  8. Pan Hongyue (潘虹樾)
  9. Yico Zeng Yike (曾轶可)
  10. Mocika Li Yuanxi (李媛希)
2011 Super Girl 1 April 2011 Jeremy Duan Linxi (段林希) Cici Hong Chen (洪辰) Moraynia Liu Xin (刘忻)
  1. Jeremy Duan Linxi (段林希)
  2. Cici Hong Chen (洪辰)
  3. Moraynia Liu Xin (刘忻)
  4. Su Miaoling (苏妙玲)
  5. Yang Yang (杨洋)
  6. Danny Lisi Danni (李斯丹妮)
  7. Wang Yijie (王艺洁)
  8. Mini Fu Mengni (付梦妮)
  9. Kelly Yu Jiali (喻佳丽)
  10. Change Lu Yi (陆翊)
  11. DL
  12. Kim Jin Yinling (金银玲)
  13. Sun Xinxin (孙昕欣)

2004 season[edit]

The first season of Super Girl aired from May 6 to September 22, 2004. Although the winners of the competition were not promised recording contracts, the top three winners signed such deals.[23]

Qualifications[edit]

Region 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
Chengdu[24] Wang Ti
王媞
Zhang Hanyun
张含韵
Yin Tingting
尹婷婷
Nanjing[25] An Youqi
安又琪
Zhang Yue
张玥
Liu Ning
刘宁
Wuhan[26] Sun Yipu
孙一卜
Chen Wenya
陈文娅
Guo Juan
郭娟
Changsha[27] Strings Yang Yang
杨暘
Zhang Chen
张琛

Final contest[edit]

  1. Angela An Youqi (安又琪)
  2. Katy Wang Ti (王媞)
  3. Baby Zhang (Kristy Zhang Hanyun) (张含韵)
  4. Strings
  5. Jenne Sun Yibo (孙一卜)

2005 season[edit]

The final three contestants of the 2005 Super Girl competition. From left to right: Zhou Bichang, Li Yuchun, and Zhang Liangying.

The second season of Super Girl aired from March 19 to August 26, 2005. The announcement of Li Yuchun as the season's grand champion came under scrutiny as she had been leading voting results despite having the weakest voice among the top finalists.[20] Despite the heavy criticism that arose during the competition season, the three 2005 finalists have been considered the most successful singers from the entire show.[28]

Qualifications[edit]

Region 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
Contestant Votes Contestant Votes Contestant Votes
Guangzhou[29]
March 19 – May 6
Zhou Bichang
周笔畅
113,535 Yi Hui
易慧
67,310 Li Na
李娜
56,383
Changsha[30]
April 2 – May 20
Zhao Jingyi
赵静怡
106,967 Huang Yali
黄雅莉
87,118 She Manni
佘曼妮
77,115
Zhengzhou[31]
May 1 – June 10
Zhu Yan
朱妍
524,595 Song Lin
宋琳
473,327 Guo Huimin
郭慧敏
470,841
Chengdu[32]
May 21 – July 1
Li Yuchun
李宇春
206,564 Zhang Liangying
张靓颖
58,172 He Jie
何洁
42,335
Hangzhou[33]
May 22 – July 8
Ji Minjia
纪敏佳
37,385 Ye Yiqian
叶一茜
36,736 Lin Shuang
林爽
26,835

Final contest (July 15 – August 26)[edit]

No. Name Chinese Name Rank Vote of Final 3
08 Chris Lee (Li Yuchun) 李宇春 1 3,528,308 votes
07 Bibi Zhou Bichang 周笔畅 2 3,270,840 votes
01 Jane Zhang Liangying 张靓颖 3 1,353,906 votes
02 Angelica He Heji 何洁 4
04 Ji Minjia 纪敏佳 5
10 Huang Yali 黄雅莉 6
06 Ye Yiqian 叶一茜 7
03 Bobo Yi Hui 易慧 8
09 Amanda Zhao Jingyi 赵静怡 9
05 Yoyo Zhu Yan 朱妍 10

2006 season[edit]

The third season of Super Girl aired from April 2 to September 30, 2006. Shang Wenjie's selection as grand champion over Tan Weiwei, who is a professional vocalist from Sichuan Conservatory of Music, raised questions over each candidate's public appeal. Speculations arose that Shang, who appeared to be a copycat of Li Yuchun's image (somewhat androgynous), was voted grand champion due to the appeal of her Cinderella story.[34]

Qualifications[edit]

Region 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
Contestant Votes Contestant Votes Contestant Votes
Changsha[35] Li Na
厉娜
152,133 Zhang Yafei
张亚飞
137,925 Xu Fei
许飞
137,031
Hangzhou[36] Reborn 131,948 Tang Xiao
唐笑
113,721 Zhang Yan
张焱
46,661
Chengdu[37] Tan Weiwei
谭维维
241,593 Zhao Yuanyuan
赵媛媛
156,621 Yang Lei
阳蕾
80,586
Shenyang[38] Ai Mengmeng
艾梦萌
237,478 Zhang Chuge
张楚格
169,714 Gong He
巩贺
156,951
Guangzhou[39] Liu Liyang
刘力扬
359,808 Shang Wenjie
尚雯婕
142,803 Han Zhenzhen
韩真真
110,102

Final contest[edit]

No. Name Chinese Name Rank Vote of Final 2
06 Laure Shang Wenjie 尚雯婕 1 5,196,975 votes
04 Sitar Tan Weiwei 谭维维 2 4,818,125 votes
08 Jade Liu Liyang 刘力扬 3
03 Amoa Ai Mengmeng 艾梦萌 4
05 Li Na 厉娜 5
07 Xu Fei 许飞 6
01 Figo Han Zhenzhen 韩真真 7
02 Reborn Reborn 8
09 SuBar (Tang Xiao) 唐笑 9
10 Shinelee Yang Lei 阳蕾 10

2009 season[edit]

E Media CEO Long Danni stated that through this competition, in addition to singers, the judges would be also be looking for budding actresses and those that excel in other areas. Some of the Super Boys would also be co-hosts for the regional contests of Super Girls. The finale took place in August.

Regional contest[edit]

National Top 20 Qualifications

     Qualified      Eliminated

Region 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place
Regional singing division
Chengdu
成都
Jiang Yingrong
江映蓉
Huang Ying
黄英
Yu Kewei
郁可唯
Pan Hongyue
潘虹樾
Tang Ning
唐宁
Changsha
长沙
Li Yuanxi
李媛希
Yang Yang
杨洋
Xia Wenjing
夏文婧
Gu Wei
谷微
Lu Feifei
陆霏霏
Shenyang
沈阳
Zeng Yike
曾轶可
Peng Jing
彭靖
Wang Feixue
王飞雪
Gong He
巩贺
Zhang Jiaoyang
张娇阳
Guangzhou
广州
Liu Xijun
刘惜君
Liu Meihan
刘美含
Mo Chen
莫沉
Yi Yizi
易易紫
Zhao Naiji
赵廼吉
Xi'an
西安
Chen Huijuan
陈慧娟
Cai Meng
蔡梦
Yin Shuyi
尹姝贻
Li Xinyi
李欣一
Wang Jia
王佳
Nanjing
南京
Pan Chen
潘辰
Zhang Youfang
张佑方
Zhang Meng'er
张梦儿
Zhang Xujia
张栩嘉

王庆庆
Regional Super Girl Union division
Wuhan
武汉
Chen Siting
陈思婷
Tu Fan
涂帆
Dai Huan
代欢
Wang Mingfen
王明芬
Xu Zihan
徐梓涵
Zhengzhou
郑州
Gong Mei
贡米
He Mengjie
何梦洁
Sun Yanan
孙亚男
Zhao Ying
赵莹
Zhang Ge
张歌
Hangzhou
杭州
Yao Yao
姚遥
Guan Ying
关嬴
Li Fangting
李方丁
Jie Huiqing
解惠清
Zhu Yanjin
朱彦瑾
Kunming
昆明
Ruan Zhaochen
阮兆辰
He Qiuxiang
和秋香
Wang Meng
王蒙
Geng Wei
耿薇
Zhang Weijia
张玮珈
Guiyang
贵阳
Shen Dandan
沈丹丹
Hu Xinyue
胡鑫玥
Zhou Yiling
周翊翎
Chen Jieyi
陈洁艺
Zhang Yifei
张奕菲
Nanning
南宁
Tan Nina
谈莉娜
Zhang Yixiao
张艺潇
Wei Na
韦娜
Liu Junhong
刘君虹
Xu Aili
徐爱丽
Harbin
哈尔滨
Wang Zhixin
王志心
Yang Kunzi
杨昆紫
Zhang Shanshan
张珊珊
Xu Zhenqi
徐浈祺
Yin Yu
尹玉
Taiyuan
太原
Cheng Chen
程晨
Tao Le
陶乐
Guo Jingjing
郭晶晶
Liu Huanhuan
刘欢欢
Tian Dan
田丹
Jinan
济南
Li Nini
李妮妮
Wang Meng
王梦
Xiong Jun
熊军
Cui Xue
崔雪
Lu Yangyang
路阳阳
Lanzhou
兰州
Li Xiaoyun
李霄云
Ding Liwen
丁俐文
Zhao Shanshan
赵珊珊
Wang Qiong
王琼
Li Miao
李苗
Nanchang
南昌
Wei Wei
魏薇
Zhang Yilau
张亦鎏
Nie Yuting
聂玉婷
Xie Lu
谢璐
Chen Yiling
陈一玲
Shijiazhuang
石家庄
Ding Shuang
丁爽
Yu Hongting
余虹婷
Mao Yishao
毛逸少
Zhou Shi
周诗
Jiang Yixuan
蒋亦煊
Online website division
HBS
金鹰
Big Chunzi
大春子
Liu Xin
刘欣
Hu Wiena
胡维纳
Pan Si
潘思贝
Wang Lulu
王璐璐
Tencent
腾讯
Wen Xiaorui
文筱芮
Zheng Fan
郑凡
Shao Huiming
邵慧明
Dong Zhen
董贞
Zou Chenwei
邹琛玮
Sohu
搜狐
Chen Yilu
陈艺露
Li Nasha
李娜莎
Yang Mei
杨媚
Wang Hongli
王泓漓
Ren Feiling
任飞灵
Baidu
百度
Ren Xi
任曦
Chen Lusha
陈露莎
Chen Zitong
陈姿彤
Xiao Yige
肖翊歌
Hu Jiayi
胡艺佳
NetEase
网易
Wei Jiayi
魏佳艺
Lei Yue
雷悦
Hu Qiwen
胡绮雯
Liu Haoting
刘浩婷
Dong Hanyi
董涵宜
SINA
新浪
Yang Zi
杨梓
Luo Zhenhuan
罗震环
Zhang Na
张娜
Pei Tingting
裴婷婷
Sun Jing'er
孙靖儿
resurrection Huang Sisi
黄思思
Huang Caiqi
黄偲骐
Wu Qin
吴琴
Xian Fan
冼璠
None

Final Contest[edit]

Final Contest (Top 10) Top 20
No. 10 > 7A
July 17
10 > 7B
July 24
10 > 7C
July 31
07 > 06
August 7
06 > 05
August 14
05 > 04
August 21
04 > 03
August 28
03 > 01
September 4
No. 18 > 15
June 26
15 > 10
July 3
1 Yu Kewei
郁可唯
Jiang Yingrong
江映蓉
Huang Ying
黄英
Li Xiaoyun
李霄云
Li Xiaoyun
李霄云
Jiang Yingrong
江映蓉
Jiang Yingrong
江映蓉
Jiang Yingrong
江映蓉
11 Big Chunzi
大春子
Big Chunzi
大春子
2 Li Xiaoyun
李霄云
Yu Kewei
郁可唯
Jiang Yingrong
江映蓉
Jiang Yingrong
江映蓉
Liu Xijun
刘惜君
Huang Ying
黄英
Li Xiaoyun
李霄云
Li Xiaoyun
李霄云
12 Wang Zhixin
王志心
Wang Zhixin
王志心
3 Liu Xijun
刘惜君
Pan Chen
潘辰
Liu Xijun
刘惜君
Huang Ying
黄英
Yu Kewei
郁可唯
Li Xiaoyun
李霄云
Huang Ying
黄英
Huang Ying
黄英
13 Yang Zi
杨梓
Yang Zi
杨梓
4 Jiang Yingrong
江映蓉
Liu Xijun
刘惜君
Yu Kewei
郁可唯
Liu Xijun
刘惜君
Huang Ying
黄英
Yu Kewei
郁可唯
Yu Kewei
郁可唯
14 Cheng Chen
程晨
Cheng Chen
程晨
5 Pan Hongyue
潘虹樾
Pan Hongyue
潘虹樾
Pan Chen
潘辰
Tan Lina
谈莉娜
Jiang Yingrong
江映蓉
Liu Xijun
刘惜君
15 Liu Meihan
刘美含
Liu Meihan
刘美含
6 Zeng Yike
曾轶可
Li Xiaoyun
李霄云
Li Xiaoyun
李霄云
Yu Kewei
郁可唯
Tan Lina
谈莉娜
16 Zhang Youfang
张佑方
7 Tan Lina
谈莉娜
Tan Lina
谈莉娜
Tan Lina
谈莉娜
Pan Chen
潘辰
17 Mo Chen
莫沉
8 Li Yuanxi
李媛希
Huang Ying
黄英
Pan Hongyue
潘虹樾
18 Tao Le
陶乐
9 Huang Ying
黄英
Li Yuanxi
李媛希
Zeng Yike
曾轶可
19 Zhang Meng'er
张梦儿
10 Pan Chen
潘辰
Zeng Yike
曾轶可
Li Yuanxi
李媛希
20 Tang Ning
唐宁
     Champion
     ELLE cover girl
     Challenges succeed to switch rank
     Eliminated
     Retired

Overall Final contest total votes[edit]

No. Name Chinese Name Final Rank Baidu Total Votes QQ Total Votes HunanTV Round 8 Votes
09 Vivi Jiang Yingrong 江映蓉 01 9,943,286 35,663,697 2,824,792
10 Michelle Li Xiaoyun 李霄云 02 25,961,752 128,312,229 2,556,524
04 Huang Ying 黄英 03 16,446,250 33,785,263 2,573,292
03 Yisa Yu Kewei 郁可唯 04 13,293,308 87,094,268
06 Sara Liu Xijun 刘惜君 05 28,371,302 177,643,033
07 Renata Tan Lina 谈莉娜 06 3,313,036 17,477,356
05 Pan Chen (Miss Underwater) 潘辰 07 5,997,042 11,799,637
02 Yoyo Pan Hongyue 潘虹樾 08 2,992,362 4,702,493
01 Yico Zeng Yike 曾轶可 09 12,671,476 178,594,458
08 Mocika Li Yuanxi 李媛希 10 5,678,316 49,872,937

2011 season[edit]

Main article: 2011 Super Girl

The 2011 season was won by Jeremy Duan Linxi from Yunnan. The runner-up was Cici Hong Chen.

See also[edit]

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