China's Got Talent (series 3)

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China's Got Talent
Season 3
Broadcast from November 13, 2011 – January 21, 2012
Judges Zhou Libo (Auditions, Semifinals)
Annie Yi (Some auditions, Finals)
Jerry Huang
Cui Yongyuan (Semifinals)
Gao Xiaosong (Some auditions, Finals)
Host(s) Cheng Lei
Broadcaster DragonTV
Winner
Pan Qianqian
Origin Shangdong
Runner-up
Song Jiazheng
Chronology

The third series of China's Got Talent, also known as Head & Shoulders China's Got Talent for sponsor reasons, premiered on DragonTV on November 13, 2011 with a look at the pre-audition process for the first time.[1] The judges audition process for the third series premieres a week after.

Auditions[edit]

Auditions were held in Shanghai Concert Hall. Former judge Gao Xiaosong, Chinese modern dancer Huang Doudou, and series one winner, Liu Wei shared judging duties when Jerry Huang was absent. Actress and host Ni Ping shared hosting duties when Annie Yi was absent. The only judge that was not absent in all seven auditions was Zhou Libo, which was his last season as a judge.

Top 14 Selection Show[9][edit]

This round is a new format for the show. Acts (with the exception of contestants who already had advanced or eliminated in the beginning of the show) need to perform second time for the judges at the Shanghai Arena who then pick select acts to move on to the semifinals in Beijing at Great Hall of the People.

Italics are wild cards that were given a second chance and be added to the top 14 which makes it 16.

Key      Winner      Runner-up      Finalist      Eliminated
Name/Name of Act Age(s) Genre Act Hometown Position Reached
An Lan 32 Performing Michael Jackson impersonator Mianyang, Sichuan Eliminated
Magic Tone 22-24 Performing Strength Act Henan and Shandong Final (Top 4)
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts 15-25 Performing Dance troupe Guangzhou Eliminated
Huo Chunyu 28 Singing Singer Hegang, Heilongjiang Finals (Top 4)—Wild Card finalist
Human Snake 20-25 Performing Modern dance Guizhou, Yunnan Finals
Ian 33 Singing Singer Sanya, Hainan but orig. from Wales Eliminated
Jiu Ji 29 Performer Circus performer Beijing Eliminated
Luxy Boyz ~28 Performing Dance troupe Taiwan Eliminated
Pan Qianqian 24 Singing Female baritone singer Shandong, works in Beijing Winner
Peace and Cavalry 25 and 30 Singing Singing duo Beijing according to CGT website (Harbin according to interviews) Finals—Wild Card Finalist
Shi Tao and Qi Xiaomei 65 and 55 Performing Ballroom dancers Shanghai Eliminated
Song Jiazheng 20 Performing Diabolo juggler Taiwan Runner up
Tang Ronghai 24 Performer Strength act Guangxi Finals
Wanda and Linda Li 8 and 10 Singing Singers Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Finals
Yang Zhou 21 Performing Violinist Qingdao, Shangdong Eliminated
Zhao Ruxuan 30 Singing Opera Singer Shanghai Eliminated

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals began on January 15, 2011. The Great Hall of the People in Beijing was the venue for the semifinals. Cui Yongyuan, a very popular Chinese host joins Zhou Libo and Jerry Huang as judges.

Rules When the contestant is performing, judges can press their buzzers if the judges dislike the performance. When all three buzzer is pressed, the contestant must stop.

When the contestant is finished with their performance, a media jury of 143 can vote by raising signs that were given to them: yes (blue-colored signs) or no (red-colored signs). 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 the 7 remaining contestants. Contestant who gets the most votes advance to the final. For the third finalist, judges vote between the third and fourth place contestants, and choose the best of three.

Key Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Buzzed Out 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 (Jan 15th, 2012)[edit]

[10]

Order Performer Act Description Jury's Votes (of 143) + Judges Votes (of 30) = 173 Judges' Choices
Huang Zhou Cui
1 Shi Tao and Qi Xiaomei Ballroom dancers 75 Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg
2 Magic Tone Strength act 103+10(Huang) +10(Zhou) = 123 Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg
3 Pan Qianqian Female baritone singer 124
4 Yang Zhou Violinist 81
5 Wanda and Linda Li Singers 128
6 Jiu Ji Circus performer 88
7 Peace and Cavalry Singers 111 Crystal Clear app clean.svg
8 Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts Dance troupe 87 + 10(Cui) = 97

Week 2 (Jan 16th, 2012)[edit]

[11]

Order Performer Act Description Jury's Votes (of 143) + Judges Votes (of 30) = 173 Judges' Choices
Huang Zhou Cui
1 Human Snake Modern dance 111 Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg
2 Ian Singer 87
3 Song Jiazheng Diabolo juggler 138
4 Huo Chunyu Singer 97 +10(Cui) = 107 Crystal Clear app clean.svg
5 Tang Ronghai Strength act 96 +10(Huang) +10(Zhou) = 116
6 Zhao Ruxuan Opera singer 68 Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg
7 Luxy Boyz Dance troupe 48
8 An Lan Michael Jackson impersonator 87

Finals[edit]

Guest performers and presenters

Season 6 of America's Got Talent's contestant Those Funny Little People performed with China's Got Talent series 1's semifinalist, Zhu Jie as she sang Over the Rainbow. Those Funny Little People also performed and sang It's Raining Men. Series 2's winner of Britain's Got Talent, George Sampson performer a hip-hop dance routine with Zhuo Jun, winner of China's Got Talent (series 2). Britain's Got Talent (Series 3)'s 4th place finisher, Stavros Flatley performed their Irish dance routine. Jai McDowall, winner of series 5's of Britain's Got Talent, performed Time To Say Goodbye with runner up of series 2 of China's Got Talent, Cai Hongping. Jai McDowall also performed With Or Without You off his debut studio album, Believe. Nathan Burton, a comedic magician from America's Got Talent's season 1 also performed.

Chinese-American comedian Joe Wong was a presenter.

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 Peace and Cavalry and Huo Chunyu. 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, 121 selected jury will determine who is the winner. The individual who reaches 61 points will declared winner.[12]

Key Crystal Clear app clean.svg Yes to Second Stage Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg No to Second Stage
  Winner
  2nd Place
  Reached Final Four
Order Performer Act Description Jury's Votes (of 121)-Final 2 Judges' Choices-1st stage
Gao Yi Huang
1 Human Snake Modern Dance Not in top 2 Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg
2 Pan Qianqian Female baritone singer 69 Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg
3 Magic Tone Strength Act Not in top 2 Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg
4 Peace and Cavalry Singing duo Not in top 2 Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg
5 Song Jiazheng Diabolo juggler 52 Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg
6 Huo Chunyu Singer Not in top 2 Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg
7 Tang Ronghai Strength Act Not in top 2 Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg
8 Wanda and Linda Li Singers Not in top 2 Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear app clean.svg Crystal Clear action button cancel.svg

References[edit]

Preceded by
series 2 (2010)
China's Got Talent
series 3 (2011-2012)
Succeeded by
series 4 (2012)