Asian Wave

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Asian Wave
Asian wave.jpg
Broadcast from 11 July (2012-07-11) – 20 September 2012 (2012-09-20)
Judges China Sun Nan
China Gao Xiaosong
Hong Kong Alan Tam
Hong Kong Hacken Lee
Taiwan Chyi Chin
Taiwan Jerry Huang (黃舒駿)
Taiwan Phil Chang
Malaysia Eric Moo
Malaysia Penny Tai
South Korea Lee Min-woo
Japan Lisa Ono
Thailand Pang Prakasit Bosuwan
India Anaida
Note: not all judges are present in any given episode
Host(s) Lin Hai (林海)
Broadcaster Dragon Television
Competitors
  • 66 (Greater China region)
  • 24 (Asian region, including 6 from Greater China)
Finals venue Baoshan Sports Center, Shanghai, China
Winner
Malaysia Shila Amzah
Origin Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Genre(s)
Asian Wave
Traditional Chinese 亞洲
Simplified Chinese 亚洲
Literal meaning Voices Moving Asia

Asian Wave is a 2012 Chinese reality singing talent show featuring contestants from many different Asian countries. The show premiered on 11 July 2012 on Dragon Television.

On 20 September 2012, Malaysian singer-songwriter Shila Amzah won the competition by unanimous vote, after performing 3 songs (in the final rounds) in 3 languages (Malay, English and Mandarin).

Format[edit]

The first 16 episodes, first shown between 11 July 2012 and 30 August 2012, feature competitions amongst 66 Greater China contestants (including music groups). Competition was so strong that established singer Fiona Fung from Hong Kong failed to reach even the Final 16. In the end, the 6 finalists were selected (in order of finish):

  1. China Chang Shilei
  2. China Sun Bolun (孙伯纶)
  3. Taiwan Liang Yi-chen (梁一貞)
  4. China Guo Yifan (郭一凡)
  5. China Henry Huo
  6. China Yu Chaoying (余超颖) & Guo Meizi (郭美孜)

They qualified to the Asian Region contest for a chance to compete with 18 contestants from the rest of Asia.

  • India Anirudh Bhola
  • India Priyanka Negi & Bhavin Dhanak
  • India Tia Kar
  • Japan Flow
  • Japan Emi Tawata
  • Malaysia Shila Amzah
  • Malaysia Athena Beh (马嘉轩)
  • Malaysia Lau Wan Yin (刘婉滢)
  • Singapore By2
  • Singapore Rachel Chua (蔡艾珈)
  • Singapore Kelvin Tan
  • South Korea 7942
  • South Korea Cross Gene
  • South Korea ZE:A
  • South Korea Whee (휘)
  • Thailand Techin Chayuti (จิรัฐชัย ชยุติ)
  • Thailand Ten Nararak (นรารักษ์ ใจบำรุง)
  • Thailand Ploy (พลอย) & Gun Achi (กัน อชิ)

Preliminary Rounds[edit]

The preliminary rounds of the Asian-wide competition consist of 6 episodes and were first aired from 3 September 2012 to 19 September 2012.

In each group of 8 contestants, 4 will advance to the Final Rounds.

In Round 1, eight contestants are divided into 4 pairs, with the 4 winners directly advancing to Round 2. Then the judges do a second round of voting to determine the best 2 contestants among the 4 losers. Then, the remaining 2 contestants do a 30-second a cappella battle to determine the last contestant to advance.

In Round 2, the 4 winners from Round 1 are divided into 2 pairs, with the 2 winners directly advancing to the Final Rounds. Then the judges do a second round of voting to determine the better contestant between the 2 losers. Later, the best contestant from the 3 losers from Round 1 does a 30-second a cappella battle with the remaining winner from Round 1, to determine the last contestant to advance.

Key
  Directly advanced by winning battle
  Advanced by judges' selection
  Advanced by winning the a cappella battle

Group One[edit]

Round 1
Pair Contestant Song Result
A India Tia Kar "Chikni Chameli"
originally by Shreya Ghoshal
Taiwan Liang Yi-chen "拒绝再玩"
originally by Leslie Cheung
B Singapore Kelvin Tan "火柴天堂"
originally by Hsiung Tien-ping
Malaysia Lau Wan Yin "Bukan Cinta Biasa"
originally by Siti Nurhaliza
C South Korea 7942 "Paradise"
originally by T-max
Eliminated by Techin Chayuti
South Korea Cross Gene "La-Di Da-Di"
own song
D China Henry Huo "茉莉花 (Mo Li Hua)"
folk song
Thailand Techin Chayuti "ปวดร้าวเท่าๆกัน"
own song
Round 2
Group Contestant Song Result
A China Henry Huo "それぞれに"
originally by Kousuke Atari
Taiwan Liang Yi-chen "Rolling in the Deep"
originally by Adele
B Malaysia Lau Wan Yin "寂寞先生"
originally by Gary Chaw
South Korea Cross Gene "My Love"
originally by Westlife
C Thailand Techin Chayuti "千里之外"
originally by Jay Chou
Eliminated
Singapore Kelvin Tan "You Raise Me Up"
originally by Brian Kennedy
Won the group battle but eliminated by Henry Huo
India Tia Kar "Unfaithful"
originally by Rihanna
Eliminated

Group Two[edit]

Round 1
Pair Contestant Song Result
A Malaysia Shila Amzah "Set Fire to the Rain"
originally by Adele
Singapore Rachel Chua "傻瓜"
originally by Landy Wen
B China Sun Bolun "洋葱"
originally by Ding Dang
India Anirudh Bhola "Bhaag D.K. Bose"
originally by Ram Sampath
C Thailand Ploy & Achi "แทงข้างหลัง ทะลุถึงหัวใจ"
originally by Aof Pongsak
Eliminated by Anirudh Bhola
South Korea ZE:A "Mazeltov"
own song
D Japan Emi Tawata "Musing"
own song
China Chang Shilei "人间"
originally by Faye Wong
Round 2
Group Contestant Song Result
A South Korea ZE:A "2 in the Morning"
originally by New Kids on the Block
"The Way I Are"
originally by Timbaland
Decided to forfeit against Chang Shilei
China Sun Bolun "爱我还是他"
originally by David Tao
B Malaysia Shila Amzah "Forever Love"
originally by Leehom Wang
Japan Emi Tawata "I'll Be There"[1]
originally by The Jackson 5
C India Anirudh Bhola "Maa Da Ladla"
originally by Master Saleem
Eliminated
Singapore Rachel Chua "I Surrender"
originally by Celine Dion
Eliminated
China Chang Shilei "对你爱不完"
originally by Aaron Kwok

Group Three[edit]

Round 1
Pair Contestant Song Result
A India Priyanka Negi & Bhavin Dhanak "Subha Hone Na De"
originally by Mika Singh & Shefali Alvares
Singapore By2 "When You Believe"
originally by Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston
B Malaysia Athena Beh "我是一只小小鸟"
originally by Chief Chao
Eliminated by By2
South Korea Whee "너와 결혼할 사람"
own song
C China Guo Meizi & Yu Chaoying "Tell Him"
originally by Barbra Streisand & Celine Dion
Thailand Ten Nararak "อย่าปล่อยให้คนคนนึงคิดถึงเธอ"
own song
D China Guo Yifan "Give Me One Reason"
originally by Tracy Chapman
Japan Flow "Go!!!"[1]
own song
Round 2
Group Contestant Song Result
A India Priyanka Negi & Bhavin Dhanak "Just a Kiss"
originally by Lady Antebellum
See below
China Guo Yifan "够了"
own song
B China Guo Meizi & Yu Chaoying "最爱我的人伤我最深"
originally by A-mei & Chang Yu-sheng
See below
South Korea Whee "You Give Love a Bad Name"
originally by Bon Jovi
C Singapore By2 "DNA"
own song
Eliminated
Thailand Ten Nararak "Listen"
originally by Beyoncé Knowles
Japan Flow "Surfin' U.S.A."[1]
originally by The Beach Boys
Eliminated

Extra battle: judges could not decide between the Indian duo and the Chinese duo who both lost their first battle in Round 2.

Contestant Song Result
India Priyanka Negi & Bhavin Dhanak "Character Dheela"
originally by Neeraj Shridhar & Amrita Kak
China Guo Meizi & Yu Chaoying "她在睡前哭泣"
originally by Mindy Quah & Coco Lee
After the song, Guo Meizi decided to withdraw citing health
reasons while Yu Chaoying was eliminated by Ten Nararak

Final Rounds[edit]

The final 3 rounds were broadcast live on 20 September 2012. Before the competition, some of the previously eliminated contestants performed; as well as invitees Jam Hsiao from Taiwan and Michael Wong from Malaysia.

Likely due to the violent anti-Japanese demonstrations in China at the time, Japan's Emi Tawata and South Korea's Cross Gene (which includes a Japanese member) had to withdraw from the Final Rounds. As a result, only 10 of the originally selected 12 finalists remain, and after Round 1 the judges do a second round of voting to select one of the five battle losers to advance to Round 2.

Key
  Directly advanced by winning battle
  Advanced by judges' selection
Round 1
Pair Contestant Song Result
A Taiwan Liang Yi-chen "I Hate Myself for Loving You"
originally by Joan Jett
Eliminated
China Chang Shilei "high歌"
own song; although originally by Huang Ling
B Malaysia Lau Wan Yin "让每个人都心碎"
originally by Huang Dawei
China Guo Yifan "画心"
originally by Jane Zhang
C China Henry Huo ""
own song
South Korea Whee "잠시만 안녕"
originally by MC the Max
Eliminated
D China Sun Bolun "没离开过"
originally by Terry Lin
India Priyanka Negi & Bhavin Dhanak "Jai Ho" & "Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny)"
music by A. R. Rahman
"最炫民族风"
originally by Phoenix Legend
Eliminated
E Malaysia Shila Amzah "Gemilang"
originally by Jaclyn Victor
Thailand Ten Nararak "I Will Always Love You"
originally by Dolly Parton
Eliminated
Round 2
Pair Contestant Song Result
A China Chang Shilei "Hero"
originally by Mariah Carey
Malaysia Lau Wan Yin "Picture to Burn"
originally by Taylor Swift
Eliminated
B China Henry Huo "我的城"
originally by Chang Shilei
China Sun Bolun "一无所有"
originally by Cui Jian
Eliminated
C Malaysia Shila Amzah "Grenade"
originally by Bruno Mars
China Guo Yifan "If I Ain't Got You"
originally by Alicia Keys
Eliminated
Round 3
Contestant Song
China Chang Shilei "Bad Romance"
originally by Lady Gaga
China Henry Huo "记得"
originally by A-mei
Malaysia Shila Amzah "征服"
originally by Na Ying

International broadcasting[edit]

Country / Region Channel Airing
 Malaysia Astro Zhi Zun HD 6 October 2012[2]
 Singapore E City 8 October 2012[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Not shown in the original broadcast in September 2012, likely due to anti-Japanese sentiments in China at the time.
  2. ^ (Chinese) 声动亚洲 - Astro 至尊 HD
  3. ^ StarHub - TV Guide

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