Singer 2018

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Singer
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Season 2018
Broadcast fromJanuary 12 (2018-01-12) – April 20, 2018 (2018-04-20)
Judges500 public audiences[citation needed]
BroadcasterHunan Television
Finals venueHunan Broadcasting System
Winner
Jessie J
OriginBritish
Song"I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston"
Genre(s)Pop
Runner-up
Hua Chenyu
Chronology

Singer 2018 is the sixth season of Chinese television series Singer, a rebranded version of I Am a Singer that will air on Hunan Television. It is produced by Hong Tao, and its music director is Hong Kong senior musician Kubert Leung. The first episode was recorded in the Hunan Broadcasting System Radio and Television Center, Changsha, Hunan on December 28, 2017 and premiered on January 12, 2018 and ended on April 20, 2018. For the first time this series, YouTube provided English captions for the show.

On April 13, 2018, British Singer Jessie J was the winner of Singer 2018, making her the first non-Chinese/foreign singer to win the competition, and was also the first singer to rank in top three on all her performing weeks throughout the season. Chinese singer Hua Chenyu and Wang Feng were placed second and third, respectively.

Competitions rules[edit]

As like the previous seasons of I Am a Singer and Singer 2017, Singer 2018 was divided into four rounds of three stages, and seven singers performed for a 500-member audience each week. Similar to the previous series, the total votes cast from both Qualifiers and Knockouts determined which singer was eliminated from the competition.

This series features a modification to the Challenge rounds, with the Challenger entering the competition starting at the Knockout rounds instead of Challenge round (where a new substitute singer would enter the competition instead). Challengers must avoid last place on their first week in addition to finishing in the top four on the second week (in a combination of both knockout and challenge rounds) to be declared safe; failing either challenge instantly eliminates the singer from the competition.

A new pre-voting introduced in the season, Pre-Audience Voting, replaces the Singer Voting which debuted in season 3. Midway after the fourth performance, the audience were asked to make early predictions on which three singers would receive the most votes after the remaining performances of that episode. Similar to Singer Voting, Pre-audience voting has no impact onto the outcome of the competition (with one exception, see below) and does not count towards the audience's vote count.

The announcement of results was also changed, with only the results for the top four revealed during the Qualifiers, while the remaining results (bottom three) would not be revealed until the Knockouts; in most cases, they could choose their performance order by ballot for the next night.

Results[edit]

First Safe Bottom Eliminated Return Performance Challenger Challenge Success Challenge Failure Breakout Success Breakout Failure Winner Runner-up/Top 4 Absent Withdrew
Singer Broadcast Date (2018) Average Ranking
Jan 12 Jan 19 Jan 26 Feb 2 Feb 9 Feb 16 Feb 23 Mar 9 Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30 Apr 6 Apr 13
1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round 4th Round Breakout Final Round
Qualifying Knockout Challenge Qualifying Knockout Challenge 1st Show Qualifying Knockout / Challenge Qualifying Knockout 1st Round 2nd Round
1 United Kingdom Jessie J 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 1 3 1 1 Gold Medal.svg 1.5
2 Mainland China Hua Chenyu 1 3 1 1 3 5 2 2 1 2 Silver Medal.svg 2.2
3 Mainland China Wang Feng 4 3 2 5 4 4 5 1 2 4 6 3 Bronze Medal.svg 3.5
4 Mainland China Tengger 2 2 7 1 4 3 4 3.4
5 Taiwan Angela Chang 5 2 6 3 6 3 6 7 3 5 3 4.6
6 Mainland China James Li 4 4 7 5 7 5 6 2 5
7 Mainland China Henry Huo 4 4 7 5 4 5.2
8 Mainland China Juno Su 5 3 6 5 7 5 5.2
9 Mainland China Yisa Yu 6 7 6 6.5
10 Philippines KZ Tandingan 1 6 4 6 8 7 5
11 Hong Kong Tien Chong 2 8 5 7 8 8 6
12 Taiwan Sam Lee 6 6 7 6.3
13 Mainland China Li Xiaodong 7 7 7
14 Mainland China GAI 3 (4) -

Competition details[edit]

First Round[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

  • Taping Date: January 3, 2018
  • Airdate: January 12, 2018
Singer 2018 Qualifying Round January 12, 2018 Host: Angela Chang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Sam Lee Qi Sijun "You and I" Lady Gaga Jason Huang 6[a]
"What's Up?" 4 Non Blondes Linda Perry
2 Li Xiaodong Mandy Jin "Hou Lai" Rene Liu Derek Shih Kiroro Wu Muchan
Fan Junzhe
7[a]
3 Angela Chang Ava Shen "Flower in the Wonderland" Angela Chang Wu I-Wei Xiao Wang Zi
Hua lun
Qu Shicong 5[a]
4 Tien Chong Young Yang 《Queen Bee》Suite Rama Chau 2[b]
"Dancing Diva" Jolin Tsai Isaac Chen Nervo
Greg Kurstin
"Lady Marmalade" Labelle Bob Crewe
Kenny Nolan
5 GAI Leo Li "Can Hai Yi Sheng Xiao" Lo Ta-yu
James Wong
Tsui Hark
James Wong Song Yang 3[c]
6 Jessie J Jeffrey G "Domino" Jessie J Jessie J
Dr. Luke
Max Martin
Nick Pyo 1
7 Wang Feng Li Rui "Wu Chu An Fang" Wang Feng Jia Yinan
Huang Yi
4
^ a. The placements for Lee, Li, and Chang were ranked as the bottom three, and their actual placements were not announced until the next episode.
^ b. Ranked first in the Pre-Audience Voting
^ c. GAI's performance was edited out from the episode re-runs and in video-sharing websites, due to his withdrawal.

Knockout[edit]

  • Taping Date: January 11, 2018
  • Airdate: January 19, 2018

The first challenger of the season was Juno Su. Su finished 5th and was temporarily declared safe, while Li received the fewest audience votes combined from both shows and was eliminated. Due to Beijing's sudden ban on hip-hop culture,[1] GAI withdraw from the competition; footage on GAI's performances from both episodes (and re-runs) were edited out, and clips of his involvement in the competition were also subsequently removed from video-sharing websites as well. His appearance was neither mentioned nor shown in the later episodes, thus effectively confirmed his withdrawal from the competition.

Singer 2018 Knockout Round January 19, 2018 Host: Angela Chang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Sam Lee Qi Sijun "Chi Xin Jue Dui" Sam Lee Ponan Tsai Chen Fei-wu 6
2 Li Xiaodong Mandy Jin "Xiao Chou" Mao Buyi Wu Muchan
Fan Junzhe
7
3 Wang Feng Li Rui "Normal Disco" Luo Tianyi
YANHE
Ilem Huang Yi 3
4 Angela Chang Ava Shen "A Diao" Zhao Lei Kong Deyue
Long Long
2[a]
5 Tien Chong Young Yang "Shape of You" Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran
Steve Mac
Johnny McDaid
Kandi Burruss
Tameka Cottle
Kevin Briggs
Tien Chung
Geoff King Suk
8
6 Jessie J Jeffrey G "I Have Nothing" Whitney Houston David Foster
Linda Thompson
Nick Pyo 1
7 GAI Leo Li 《A Hard Scripture To Read》 (Cantonese) Wakin Chau Lin Xi Wakin Chau Rama Liu Withdrew
8 Juno Su Ryan Zuo "Grave of the Fireflies" Faye Wong C.Y. Kong Jason Gu 5
^ a. Ranked first in the Pre-Audience Voting

Overall ranking[edit]

Singer 2018 1st Round Episodes 1-2 Overall Ranking
Ranking Singer Match 1 Percentages of Votes (Ranking) Match 2 Percentages of Votes (Ranking) Total Percentages of Votes
1 Jessie J 27.11% (1) 28.55% (1) 27.83%
2 Angela Chang 12.31% (5) 19.05% (2) 15.68%
3 Wang Feng 12.65% (4) 16.59% (3) 14.62%
4 GAI[a] 13.40% (3) 13.32% (4) 13.36%
5 Sam Lee 12.18% (6) 10.38% (6) 11.28%
6 Tien Chong 15.99% (2) 4.19% (8) 10.09%
7 Li Xiaodong 6.36% (7) 7.92% (7) 7.14%
^ a. As GAI withdrew from the competition before the airing of the first knockout round, his results were not publicly announced; his votes were not removed from the count, and were calculated based on the votes given to other singers.

Challenge[edit]

  • Taping Date: January 18, 2018
  • Airdate: January 28, 2018

The first substitute singer of the season was James Li. Normally Su was required to place in top four in a combination of both Knockout and Challenge rounds to be declared safe; however, due to GAI's withdrawal from last week, only the scores from the Challenge round determined the outcome alone. Su finished 3rd of the top four and was declared safe; Lee received the lowest votes for the night and was eliminated from the competition.

Singer 2018 Challenge Round January 26, 2018 Host: Angela Chang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Sam Lee Qi Sijun "Leave" Jacky Cheung Mercy Li 何家文 Kubert Leung
Daridan
7
2 Tien Chong Young Yang "Hello" Adele Adele Adkins
Greg Kurstin
Kelvin Avon
Chris Carpio
5
3 Juno Su Ryan Zuo "Wolf" William Wei Zeng Yu
NIA
3[a]
4 Li Xiaodong Mandy Jin "Heart's Prayer" Zang Tianshuo Huang Xiaomao Zang Tianshuo Wu Muchan Return Performance
5 Angela Chang Ava Shen "The World is Sleepless" Eason Chan Lin Xi Chen Wei Kubert Leung
Daridan
6
6 Jessie J Jeffrey G "Killing Me Softly with His Song" Lori Lieberman Norman Gimbel Charles Fox Nick Pyo 1
7 Wang Feng Li Rui "Falling" Shi Jian-Bo Huang Yi 2
8 James Li Wang Qiao "I Want Us To Be Together" Mavis Fan James Li 4
^ a. Ranked first in the Pre-Audience Voting

Overall ranking[edit]

Singer 2018 Challenge Round Ranking
Ranking Singer Percentages of Votes
1 Jessie J 25.46%
2 Wang Feng 18.17%
3 Juno Su 16.61%
4 James Li 13.07%
5 Tien Chong 10.21%
6 Angela Chang 9.53%
7 Sam Lee 6.94%

Second Round[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

  • Taping Date: January 25, 2018
  • Airdate: February 2, 2018

The second substitute singer of the season was Hua Chenyu.

Singer 2018 Qualifying Round February 2, 2018 Host: Angela Chang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Wang Feng Li Rui "Childhood" Liu Haolin Tang Yingfeng Liu Haolin Huang Yi 5[a]
2 James Li Wang Qiao "Love Proverbs" Lo Ta-yu Huang Yang 4
3 Jessie J Jeffrey G "Flashlight" Jessie J Sia Furler
Christian Guzman
Jason Moore
Sam Smith
Nick Pyo 2[b]
"Earth Song" Michael Jackson
4 Angela Chang Ava Shen "Bésame Despacito" medley (Spanish) Long Long 3
"Bésame Mucho" Emilio Tuero Consuelo Velázquez
"Despacito" Luis Fonsi
Daddy Yankee
Luis Rodríguez
Erika Ender
Ramón Ayala
5 Tien Chong Young Yang "Me" Leslie Cheung Lin Xi Leslie Cheung Kelvin Avon
Chris Carpio
7[a]
6 Juno Su Ryan Zuo "Her" William Wong Zeng Yu
Bi Jianbo
6[a]
7 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "Qi Tian" Hua Chenyu Ding Yanxue
Jin Hezai
Fang Hao
Hua Chenyu Zheng Nan 1
8 Sam Lee Qi Sijun "Silent" Jay Chou Terence Teo Return Performance
^ a. The placements for Wang, Chong and Su were ranked as the bottom three, and their actual placements were not announced until the next episode.
^ b. Ranked first in the Pre-Audience Voting

Knockout[edit]

  • Taping Date: February 1, 2018
  • Airdate: February 9, 2018

The second challenger of the season was KZ Tandingan. Tandingan finished 1st and was temporarily declared safe; Chong received the lowest votes combined from both shows and was eliminated from the competition.

Singer 2018 Knockout Round February 9, 2018 Host: Angela Chang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Tien Chong Young Yang "One Day I'll Fly Away" Randy Crawford Joe Sample
Will Jennings
Kelvin Avon
Chris Carpio
8
"I Don't Care" Tien Chong Hippie Zhao
Xu Xu
Tien Chong Kelvin Avon Curtis Richa
2 Jessie J Jeffrey G "Ain't Nobody" Rufus
Chaka Khan
Hawk Wolinski Nick Pyo 2[a]
3 James Li Wang Qiao "Late Autumn" Jacky Cheung Daryl Yao Koji Tamaki Huang Yang 7
4 Wang Feng Li Rui "Mr. Man" Man Jiang Wan Laining Man Jiang Huang Yi 4
5 Angela Chang Ava Shen "The One Who Came to My Life" Audio Monster Ivyan Yan Sean He
Wang Zitong
Chen Di 6
6 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "Child" Westloft Hsiang Yueh-e Westloft Zheng Nan
Hua Chenyu
3
7 Juno Su Ryan Zuo "Disconnection of Love" Hollis He Zeng Yu
Baby Chung
5
8 KZ Tandingan Jackie Tam "Rolling in the Deep" Adele Adele
Paul Epworth
Liu Zhou 1
^ a. Ranked first in the Pre-Audience Voting

Overall ranking[edit]

Singer 2018 2nd Round Episodes 4-5 Overall Ranking
Ranking Singer Match 1 Percentages of Votes (Ranking) Match 2 Percentages of Votes (Ranking) Total Percentages of Votes
1 Jessie J 27.58% (2) 28.29% (2) 27.93%
2 Hua Chenyu 27.94% (1) 24.63% (3) 26.28%
3 Wang Feng 7.66% (5) 18.25% (4) 12.95%
4 Angela Chang 14.89% (3) 8.47% (6) 11.68%
5 James Li 11.13% (4) 7.60% (7) 9.36%
6 Juno Su 7.09% (6) 8.82% (5) 7.95%
7 Tien Chong 3.69% (7) 3.93% (8) 3.81%

Challenge[edit]

  • Taping Date: February 9, 2018
  • Airdate: February 16, 2018

Tandingan finished 3rd of the top four (combined from both shows) and was declared safe; Su received the lowest votes combined from both shows and was eliminated from the competition.

Singer 2018 Challenge Round February 16, 2018 Host: Angela Chang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
7 Wang Feng Li Rui "Everyone is Playing with Smartphones" Mosaic Zhuo Yue Huang Yi 4
"Night Cat"
2 Jessie J Jeffrey G "Purple Rain" Prince
The Revolution
Prince Nick Pyo 2
3 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "Nunchucks" Jay Chou Vincent Fang Jay Chou Zheng Nan
Hua Chenyu
1[a]
4 KZ Tandingan Jackie Tam "The Hurts You Never Knew" medley Liu Zhou 6
"All The Things You Never Knew" Wang Leehom Wang Leehom
Ruiye
Wang Leehom
"What Else Do You Want From Me" Joker Xue
"Still Aching" Power Station Yu Chiu-hsin
5 James Li Wang Qiao "Color of Your Eyes" Yoga Lin James Li Huang Jianyi
Li Shihai
5
6 Juno Su Ryan Zuo "Thief" Penny Tai NIA 7
7 Angela Chang Ava Shen "The Lover who Roves Around" Matzka Lin Pan-ke Terence Teo
James Yeo
3
"Wandering" Panai Kusui
8 Tien Chong Young Yang "Tightrope Walker" James Li Kevin Yi James Li Kelvin Avon
Chris Carpio
Return Performance
"Tightrope" Janelle Monáe Nathaniel Irvin III
Charles Joseph II
Antwan Patton
Janelle Monáe Robinson
^ a. Ranked first in the Pre-Audience Voting

Overall ranking[edit]

Singer 2018 2nd Round Episodes 5-6 Overall Ranking
Ranking Singer Match 2 Percentages of Votes (Ranking) Match 3 Percentages of Votes (Ranking) Total Percentages of Votes
1 Hua Chenyu 19.46% (3) 26.11% (1) 22.78%
2 Jessie J 22.36% (2) 19.67% (2) 21.01%
3 KZ Tandingan 26.08% (1) 9.59% (6) 17.83%
4 Wang Feng 14.42% (4) 11.38% (4) 12.90%
5 Angela Chang 6.69% (6) 16.86% (3) 11.77%
6 James Li 6.00% (7) 10.83% (5) 8.41%
7 Juno Su 6.97% (5) 5.55% (7) 6.26%

Third Round[edit]

First Round[edit]

  • Taping Date: February 10, 2018
  • Airdate: February 23, 2018

The third substitute singer of the season was Tengger. For this week, the results for this round was void due to Jessie J's illness on the following week (See Qualifiers below).

Singer 2018 1st Show February 23, 2018 Host: Angela Chang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank[b]
1 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "I Don't Care" Hua Chenyu Guo Deziyi Hua Chenyu Zheng Nan 1[c]
2 Angela Chang Ava Shen "Dream Chaser" Fong Fei-fei Lo Ta-yu Qu Shicong 6[a]
3 Jessie J Jeffrey G "Never Too Much" Luther Vandross Nick Pyo 3
4 KZ Tandingan Jackie Tam "Say Something" A Great Big World
Christina Aguilera
Ian Axel
Chad King
Mike Campbell
KZ Tandingan
Makoy Portado
4
5 James Li Wang Qiao "Love In My Life" Shu Qi Wendy Zheng Lowell Lo Yan Jun 7[a]
6 Wang Feng Li Rui "Youth" Erbai Huang Yi 5[a]
7 Tengger Eliza Liang "Heaven" Tengger Daridan 2
8 Juno Su Ryan Zuo "Left Behind" A-mei Hush JJ Lin NIA
Baby Chung
Return Performance
^ a. The placements for Chang, Li and Wang were ranked as the bottom three, and their actual placements were not announced until the next episode.
^ b. The results for this round was void due to J's absence in the next round.
^ c. Ranked first in the Pre-Audience Voting

Qualifying[edit]

  • Taping Date: February 28, 2018
  • Airdate: March 9, 2018

The final challenger of the season was Henry Huo. Huo came in fourth and was temporarily declared safe. Normally, this round would have featured elimination; however, eliminations were cancelled as J was too ill to perform during rehearsal; J was due to perform Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On", which would be performed on the following week.

Singer 2018 Qualifying Round March 9, 2018 Host: Angela Chang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 KZ Tandingan Jackie Tam "Real Gone" Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow
John Shanks
Liu Zhou 6[a]
2 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "Flammable and Explosive" Chen Li Shang Mengdi
Pianran
Chen Li Long Long 3
3 Angela Chang Ava Shen "In the World" Wang Jianfang Long Zhangjian
Ivyan Yan
Rodney Jerkins
Andre Lindal
Lauren Christy
Long Long
Zheng Nan
7[a]
4 Wang Feng Li Rui "Never Again" Ryan.B
AY
Ryan.B
应无所住
AY
Ryan.B Huang Yi 1[b]
5 James Li Wang Qiao "Nobody" Roger Yang James Li
Lin Hai
James Li Zhao Zhao 5[a]
6 Tengger Eliza Liang "Remembering Comrades" Li Shirong Lei Zhenbang Daridan 2
"Why Are the Flowers So Red" (Tajik) Tajik folk song Anonymous
7 Henry Huo Yu Meiren "Hongyan Robbery" Yao Beina Cui Shu Liu Huan Zheng Wei
Tian Mi
Henry Huo
4
^ a. The placements for Tandingan, Chang and Li were ranked as the bottom three, and their actual placements were not announced until the next episode.
^ b. Ranked first in the Pre-Audience Voting

Knockout/Challenge[edit]

  • Taping Date: March 7, 2018
  • Airdate: March 16, 2018

Because J was able to return after being absent in the last week, this week features double elimination, with two singers receiving the fewest votes (or one singer, should Huo fails the challenge) eliminated from the competition. Huo finished 4th of the top four (3rd combined from the last two rounds) and was declared safe; Li and Tandingan received the two fewest votes combined from both shows and were both eliminated from the competition.

Singer 2018 Knockout/Challenge Round March 16, 2018 Host: Angela Chang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "Wayfarer" No Party for Cao Dong Zheng Nan
Hua Chenyu
5
2 Tengger Eliza Liang "Cashmere Flowers" Li Guyi Liu Guofu
Tian Nong
Wang Ming Daridan 7
3 KZ Tandingan Jackie Tam "Royals" Lorde Lorde
Joel Little
KZ Tandingan
Ivan Lee Espinosa
8
4 Angela Chang Ava Shen "Chasing Dreams, Red Heart" GALA Su Duo Ji Yuan
Wang Nana
3[a]
5 Wang Feng Li Rui "Waiting" Huang Qishan Wang Feng Huang Yi 2
6 Henry Huo Yu Meiren "Grass" Fang Xinhua Xiang Tong
He Zhaohua
Wang Zujie
Zhang Zhuoya
Zheng Wei
Tian Mi
Henry Huo
4
"Princess Mononoke Theme Song" (partly in Italian) Yoshikazu Mera Hayao Miyazaki Joe Hisaishi
7 James Li Wang Qiao "Want to Love You" David Wong David Wong
Wang Chi-san
David Wong Nick Pyo 6
8 Jessie J Jeffrey G "My Heart Will Go On" Celine Dion Will Jennings James Horner 1
^ a. Ranked first in the Pre-Audience Voting

Overall ranking[edit]

Singer 2018 3rd Round Episodes 8-9 Overall Ranking
Ranking Singer Match 2 Percentages of Votes (Ranking)[b] Match 3 Percentages of Votes (Ranking) Total Percentages of Votes
1 Wang Feng 18.33% (1) 15.09% (2) 16.71%
2 Hua Chenyu 16.00% (3) 13.07% (5) 14.53%
3 Henry Huo 15.60% (4) 13.21% (4) 14.40%
4 Jessie J Absent[a] 27.23% (1) 13.61%
5 Tengger 17.53% (2) 6.10% (7) 11.81%
6 Angela Chang 7.33% (7) 14.75% (3) 11.04%
7 James Li 15.33% (5) 6.50% (6) 10.91%
8 KZ Tandingan 9.86% (6) 4.02% (8) 6.94%
^ a. J's score for that round was zero (and was ranked 8th) as a result of her absence on the Qualifying rounds.
^ b. Has a gap of 45 votes between the top five singers, with a difference of four votes cast between the 4th and 5th place singer.

Fourth Round[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

  • Taping Date: March 15, 2018
  • Airdate: March 23, 2018

Yisa Yu was the final substitute singer of the season.

Singer 2018 Qualifying Round March 23, 2018 Host: Angela Chang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Jessie J Jeffery G "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Marvin Gaye
Tammi Terrell
Nickolas Ashford
Valerie Simpson
Nick Pyo 3
2 Henry Huo Yu Meiren "Are you Okay, Teen" Henry Huo He Jiale Sanbao Tian Mi 7[a]
3 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "Jia Xing Seng" Cui Jian Hua Chenyu 2
4 Wang Feng Li Rui "Forgotton Me" Li Ou Huang Yi 4[b]
5 Tengger Eliza Liang "Start Again" Cui Jian Cang Lang Band
Daridan
1
6 Angela Chang Ava Shen "Goodbye, Youth" Wang Feng Long Long 5[a]
7 Yisa Yu Shen Mengchen "C'est la Vie" Emerson, Lake & Palmer Peter Sinfield Greg Lake Zheng Nan 6[a]
Flying Bird and Fish Chyi Yu Chyi Chin
8 KZ Tandingan Jackie Tam "See You Again" (mixed in English and Mandarin) Wiz Khalifa
Charlie Puth
DJ Frank E
Andrew Cedar
Charlie Puth
Cameron Thomaz
Kong Xiao Yi Return Performance
9 James Li Wang Qiao "My Way" Frank Sinatra Paul Anka Claude François
Jacques Revaux
Simon Qi
James Li
^ a. The placements for Huo, Yu, and Chang were ranked as the bottom three, and their actual placements were not announced until the next episode.
^ b. Ranked first in the Pre-Audience Voting

Knockout[edit]

  • Taping Date: March 22, 2018
  • Airdate: March 30, 2018

Yu received the lowest votes combined from two nights and was eliminated from the competition.

Singer 2018 Knockout Round March 30, 2018 Host: Angela Chang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Wang Feng Li Rui "Empty" Ren Ran Xue Wuying Huang Yi 6
2 Angela Chang Ava Shen "Walking Through the Clouds" medley Long Long 3
"Not Afraid" Angela Chang Jennifer Hsu Zac Maloy
Tommy Henriksen
Sofi Bonde
"Aurora" Shih Li Lee Tien-Lung
"Doesn't Hurt" Huang Yun-Ru
Chen Hwai-En
Chen Hwai-En
"Lost Goodness" Daryl Yao Real Huang
"Invisible Wings" Wang Ya-Chun
"The Sun in the Palm of My Hand" Daryl Yao Peng Kang-Shen
3 Yisa Yu Shen Mengchen "Qinhuai Scenery" (Wu) Xu Huifen
Wu Jianfang
Zhang Jianzhen
Qigang Chen Chen Di 7
"Old Dream" Julia Peng Peng Chi-Kang
Chen Dieyi
Lee Cheng-Fan
Yao Min
4 Tengger Eliza Liang "Can't Leave You" Liu Huan Zhu Yigong Liu Huan Baby Chung 4[a]
5 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "The Ordinary Road" Pu Shu Han Han
Pu Shu
Pu Shu Zheng Nan
Hua Chenyu
2
6 Jessie J Jeffery G "Reflection" Lea Salonga David Zippel Matthew Wilder Nick Pyo 1
7 Henry Huo Yu Meiren "Mo Li Hua" Jiangsu folk song Jiangsu folk song
Daryl Yao
Jiangsu folk song
Lee Cheng-Fan
Lao Zai 5
^ a. Ranked first in the Pre-Audience Voting

Overall ranking[edit]

Singer 2018 4th Round Overall Ranking
Ranking Singer Match 1 Percentages of Votes (Ranking) Match 2 Percentages of Votes (Ranking) Total Percentages of Votes
1 Hua Chenyu 19.35% (2) 20.77% (2) 20.06%
2 Jessie J 14.77% (3) 21.64% (1) 18.20%
3 Tengger 22.27% (1) 12.42% (4) 17.34%
4 Angela Chang 12.37% (5) 16.23% (3) 14.30%
5 Wang Feng 12.59% (4) 8.81% (6) 10.70%
6 Henry Huo 8.00% (7) 12.09% (5) 10.04%
7 Yisa Yu 10.62% (6) 8.01% (7) 9.31%

Breakout[edit]

  • Taping Date: March 30, 2018
  • Airdate: April 6, 2018

Three of the six singers who were first round singers (Chang, J and Wang) were exempt for this round, while the other three singers would participate along with the ousted singers (except for GAI) for a chance to enter the finals. The order for this round were determined through the contestant's status quo and their duration on the stage. The three surviving non-first round singers (Hua, Huo, Tengger and Li (the latter by-virtue on performing the longest (seven shows) among eliminated singers), can choose the performance order for the night without balloting, while the remaining six singers were determined through ballot (the order for the first four performers (who draw their white envelopes instead of gold) were not revealed until the start of taping).

For the first time in the show's history, there will be elimination during the Pre-Audience Voting (midway through the fourth and seventh performance); the singer receiving the lowest number of votes after each round of the Pre-Audience Voting will be eliminated immediately (breakout failure).

The singers sang one song, and the four singers (of the remaining eight) having the most votes qualified for the finals. Hua, Li, Tengger & Huo were the top four singers who received the highest number of votes, and advanced to the finals.

Singer 2018 Breakout April 6, 2018 Host: Angela Chang
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Li Xiaodong Mandy Jin "My Heart Always Feels Free" Li Xiaodong Huang Juncong [a]
2 KZ Tandingan Jackie Tam "Anak" (Tagalog/Mandarin) Freddie Aguilar He Qi 7
3 Sam Lee Qi Sijun "Be Apart" JC Cheung Cho Kiu Ronald Ng Terence Teo [a]
4 Juno Su Ryan Zuo "Red Eyes" Isabelle Huang Shan Qingqing Chang Shilei An Dong 5
5 Tien Chong Young Yang "Rose, Rose, I Love You" Yao Li Wu Cun Chen Gexin Kelvin Avon
Chris Carpio
8
6 Yisa Yu Shen Mengchen "Shadow" Wu Qiong Ray Wang Chen Di 6
7 James Li Wang Qiao "Sunny II" Boney M. Lin Hai Bobby Hebb B6 2
8 Henry Huo Yu Meiren "Raised Pearl Curtain" Henry Huo Li Shu
Luna
Henry Huo An Dong
Song Siheng
Tian Mi
4
9 Tengger Eliza Liang "Father's Grassland, Mother's River" Dedema Xi Murong Ulaantga Cang Lang Band
Daridan
3
10 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "Me" Leslie Cheung Leslie Cheung Leslie Cheung Hua Chenyu 1
^ a. Eliminated midway for finishing last during Pre-Audience Voting.

Ranking[edit]

Singer 2018 Breakout Ranking
Ranking Singer Percentages of Votes[a]
1 Hua Chenyu 22.99%
2 James Li 18.40%
3 Tengger 15.31%
4 Henry Huo 12.10%
5 Juno Su 11.66%
6 Yisa Yu 10.00%
7 KZ Tandingan 6.30%
8 Tien Chong 3.20%
^ a. The percentage counting towards the total votes does not include votes cast from Li and Lee, who were the first and second singers, respectively, to be eliminated during the Pre-Audience Voting.

Finals[edit]

  • Airdate: April 13, 2018

The finals were divided into two rounds, with the first song being a duet with a guest singer, and the second song being a solo encore performance. Similar to the previous season, only votes cast determined the season's winner.

Round 1[edit]

The first round of the finals was a guest singer's duet. The order and grouping was determined through balloting and discussion as follows: Huo, J and Tengger were assigned as Group 1, Chang and Wang in Group 2, Hua and Li in Group 3.

The singer with the highest number of votes on each group directly advanced to Round 2, leaving four singers eligible for the save through a re-vote; the singer receiving the highest number of votes cast will be saved and also advance to the second round.

Legend      Group 1      Group 2      Group 3
Singer 2018 Finals Round 1 April 13, 2018 Host: He Jiong
Order Singer Music Partner Guest Singer Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Tengger Eliza Liang Wu Bixia "Go Forward Boldly, Jiu'er" medley Daridan Saved
"Go Forward Boldly, Little Sister" Zhang Yimou
Jiang Wen
Zhang Yimou Zhao Jiping
"Jiu'er" Han Hong He Qiling
A-kun
A-kun
2 Jessie J Jeffery G Coco Lee and KZ Tandingan "Bang Bang" Jessie J
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
Max Martin
Savan Kotecha
Rickard Göransson
Onika Maraj
Nick Pyo Advanced
"Dragon Fist" Jay Chou Vincent Fang Jay Chou
3 Henry Huo Yu Meiren Cecilia Han "Falling Snow" Cecilia Han Lin Hai Ryoki Matsumoto Bi Hechen Eliminated
4 Angela Chang Ava Shen Mao Buyi "Greenhouse Girl" Cui Jian Long Long
Chen Shimu
Yang Ming
Eliminated
"We Are the Champions" Queen Freddie Mercury
5 Wang Feng Li Rui Sitar Tan "Hey Jude" The Beatles Lennon-McCartney Huang Yi Advanced
6 James Li Wang Qiao Kit Chan "Endless Love" Diana Ross
Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie Qi Yanfeng Eliminated
7 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia G.E.M. "Light Years Away" G.E.M. Zheng Nan
Hua Chenyu
Advanced

Round 2 (Winner of Battle)[edit]

The second round of the finals is an encore song, and the singer receiving the highest number of votes (this vote was separate from the Round 1 vote) was crowned as the winner. The order for this round was determined by ballot, except for Tengger who would perform first for being the last to advance to Round 2.

Singer 2018 Finals Round 2 April 13, 2018 Host: He Jiong
Order Singer Music Partner Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger Rank
1 Tengger Eliza Liang "Wolf on Earth" Tengger Buheaosir
Tengger
Tengger Daridan 4
2 Hua Chenyu Li Weijia "Shout" Angela Chang Deepwhite Zheng Nan
Hua Chenyu
2 Silver Medal.svg
3 Jessie J Jeffery G "I Will Always Love You" Dolly Parton Nick Pyo 1 Gold Medal.svg
4 Wang Feng Li Rui "I Love You China" Wang Feng Huang Yi 3 Bronze Medal.svg

Ranking[edit]

J was declared the winner of Singer 2018 with 47.49% of the votes cast, leading by a 21.84% margin ahead of runner-up Hua. Prior to the announcement, it was revealed that Hua's performance from week four ("Qi Tian") won the "Most Popular Song" of the season.

Singer 2018 Results of Winner of Battle
Ranking Singer Percentages of Votes
1 Jessie J 47.49%
2 Hua Chenyu 25.65%
3 Wang Feng 16.83%
4 Tengger 10.03%

Biennial Concert[edit]

  • Airdate: April 20, 2018

The concert features 11 singers, which include singers from the last season Dimash Kudaibergen, Lion, Tia Ray and Diamond Zhang, as well as all of the seven finalists (Angela Chang, Hua Chenyu, Henry Huo, Jessie J, James Li, Tengger and Wang Feng).

Singer 2018 Finals Biennial Concert April 20, 2018 Host: He Jiong
Order of Group Order of Performance Team Singer Song Title Original Singer Lyricist Composer Arranger
1 1 Classic Voices Tengger "Fantasies Behind the Pearly Curtain" Shiao Lih-ju Chiung Yao Liu Chia-chang Daridan
2 Classic Partnerships Angela Chang
Henry Huo
"Fable" Angela Chang Wang Ya-Chun Andrew Chen Zheng Wei
"Liberian Girl" Michael Jackson
3 Classic Works Lion "Our Love" F.I.R. F.I.R.
Félicité Hsieh
F.I.R. Kenn C
James Yeo
2 4 Classic Partnerships Tia Ray
Victor Ma
"See You Next Crossing" Li Yuchun Chen Hanwen
Chang Shilei
5 Classic Works Hua Chenyu "Shimmer" Hua Chenyu Zhou Jieying Qian Lei Hua Chenyu
6 Classic Voices Wang Feng "Runaway" Cui Jian Huang Yi
3 7 Classic Works Diamond Zhang "I Changed, I Haven't Changed" Aska Yang Xiao Ke Zheng Nan
8 Classic Partnerships James Li
David Wong
"Wrong to Say" David Wong Lou Wen-Chung David Wong Zheng Wei
9 Classic Voices Dimash Kudaibergen "Hello" Lionel Richie Erlan Bekchurrin
4 10 Jessie J
Luke James
"I'll Be There" The Jackson 5 Berry Gordy
Bob West
Willie Hutch
Hal Davis
Nick Pyo

Ratings[edit]

 China Hunan Television premiere ratings
Episode Date CSM52 CSM national network
Rating Share Ranking Rating Share Ranking
1 January 12, 2018 1.241 4.19 2 0.9 3.06 1
2 January 19, 2018 1.063 3.45 2 0.9 2.95 1
3 January 26, 2018 1.196 3.79 2 1.0 3.26 1
4 February 2, 2018 1.063 3.47 3 1.09 3.57 1
5 February 9, 2018 1.186 3.90 2 1.11 3.64 1
6 February 16, 2018 0.744 4.32 9 0.62 4.01 1
7 February 23, 2018 1.027 3.33 3 0.98 3.3 1
March 2, 2018 Not aired due to live broadcast of Hunan TV Lantern Festival Gala
8 March 9, 2018 1.148 3.87 2 0.93 3.02 1
9 March 16, 2018 0.894 2.96 4 0.77 2.59 2
10 March 23, 2018 0.883 3.05 5 0.73 2.57 2
11 March 30, 2018 0.874 3.01 5 0.75 2.59 2
12 April 6, 2018 0.842 2.81 5 0.78 2.64 2
13 April 13, 2018 1.264 4.47 3 0.75 2.75 2
14 April 20, 2018 0.699 2.47 4 0.68 2.43 2
  1. Simultaneous or time-crossed main programs:
  2. The data determined by CSM.
  3. Ratings ranked above not including CCTV.
  4. Sources:卫视这些事儿, 卫视小露电, 潇湘卧龙, Hunan Television official WeChat (ID: happychina1997).
  5. The ranks are according to all variety shows aired on Friday nights, and do not have to be at the same timing.
  6. "The Singers" and "Singer Announcement Period" are not taken into account.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Tasteless, Vulgar and Obscene.' China Just Banned Hip-Hop Culture and Tattoos From Television". Retrieved 12 August 2018.

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