Up Idol

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Up Idol
Up Idol is a reality show broadcast by Hunan TV in 2015.jpg
Poster of season 1
Genre Reality show
Starring See below
Ending theme "You Are the Idol"
Country of origin China
Original language(s) Standard Chinese
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 36
Production
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) Hunan Broadcasting System
Release
Original network Hunan Television
Picture format SDTV 576i
HDTV 1080i
Audio format Stereo
Original release August 1, 2015 (2015-08-01) – October 20, 2017 (2017-10-20)
Up Idol
Chinese name (in 2015)
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Literal meaning The Idols are Coming
Chinese name (since 2016)
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Literal meaning We are Coming

Up Idol (simplified Chinese: 偶像来了; traditional Chinese: 偶像來了; pinyin: Ǒuxiàng Láile; literally: "The Idols are Coming") is a Chinese celebrity reality show broadcast on Hunan Television. The first season debuted on 1 August 2015 with 12 episodes featuring two captains and ten the most popular celebrities as they travel to different places and experience the Chinese culture. The program was relaunched in 2016. The Chinese title was changed to We are Coming (simplified Chinese: 我们来了; traditional Chinese: 我們來了; pinyin: Wǒmen Láile) though the official English title remains unchanged as Up Idol.[1] The second season debuted on 22 July 2016 with 12 episodes. The third season debuted on 4 August 2017 with 12 episodes.

Participants[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Name Profession Birthdate & Age
Captains
Wang Han Television presenter (1974-04-07) 7 April 1974 (age 44)
He Jiong
  • Actor
  • director
  • singer
  • teacher
  • television presenter
  • writer
(1974-04-28) 28 April 1974 (age 44)
Idol members
Brigitte Lin
  • Actress
  • writer
(1954-11-03) 3 November 1954 (age 63)
Yang Yuying Singer (1971-05-11) 11 May 1971 (age 47)
Athena Chu
  • Actress
  • singer
(1971-10-25) 25 October 1971 (age 46)
Ning Jing
  • Actress
  • fashion designer
  • model
(1972-04-27) 27 April 1972 (age 46)
Ada Choi Actress (1973-09-17) 17 September 1973 (age 45)
Xie Na
  • Actress
  • singer
  • television presenter
(1981-05-06) 6 May 1981 (age 37)
Zhao Liying
  • Actress
  • singer
(1987-10-16) 16 October 1987 (age 30)
Baby Zhang
  • Actress
  • singer
  • television presenter
(1989-04-09) 9 April 1989 (age 29)
Gülnezer Bextiyar
  • Actress
  • model
(1992-05-02) 2 May 1992 (age 26)
Ouyang Nana
  • Actress
  • musician
  • singer
(2000-06-15) 15 June 2000 (age 18)

Season 2[edit]

Name Profession Birthdate & Age
Captains
Wang Han Television presenter (1974-04-07) 7 April 1974 (age 44)
Yuan Hong
  • Actor
  • singer
  • television presenter
(1982-08-23) 23 August 1982 (age 36)
Idol members
Angie Chiu Actress (1954-11-15) 15 November 1954 (age 63)
Carina Lau Actress (1965-12-08) 8 December 1965 (age 52)
Karen Mok
  • Actress
  • fashion designer
  • producer
  • singer-songwriter
(1970-06-02) 2 June 1970 (age 48)
Joe Chen
  • Actress
  • singer
  • television presenter
(1979-04-04) 4 April 1979 (age 39)
Xie Na
  • Actress
  • singer
  • television presenter
(1981-05-06) 6 May 1981 (age 37)
Jiang Yiyan
  • Actress
  • singer
  • writer
(1983-09-11) 11 September 1983 (age 35)
Ming Xi
  • Actress
  • model
(1989-03-08) 8 March 1989 (age 29)
Xu Jiao Actress (1997-08-05) 5 August 1997 (age 21)

Season 3[edit]

Captains and idol members[edit]

Name Profession Birthdate & Age
Captains
Wu Xiubo Actor (1968-09-05) 5 September 1968 (age 50)
Wang Han Television presenter (1974-04-07) 7 April 1974 (age 44)
Idol members
Rosamund Kwan Actress (1962-09-24) 24 September 1962 (age 55)
Jiang Xin Actress (1983-05-08) 8 May 1983 (age 35)
Michelle Chen
  • Actress
  • singer
(1983-05-31) 31 May 1983 (age 35)
Victoria Song
  • Actress
  • model
  • singer
  • television presenter
(1987-02-02) 2 February 1987 (age 31)
Shen Mengchen
  • Actress
  • television presenter
(1989-06-13) 13 June 1989 (age 29)
Tang Yixin Actress (1989-12-09) 9 December 1989 (age 28)

Non-idol members[edit]

Name Profession Birthdate & Age Station(s)
Yu Jia Entrepreneurial (1989-12-29) 29 December 1989 (age 28) 1
Winnie Wen Writer (1996-03-06) 6 March 1996 (age 22) 2
Li Shuang Gourmet (1994-05-23) 23 May 1994 (age 24) 4
Caroline Li Illustrator (1987-11-02) 2 November 1987 (age 30) 2–3, 5–6
Ai Hua Student (1995-09-30) 30 September 1995 (age 22) 1, 3–6
Xiao Bai Stylist (1990-02-21) 21 February 1990 (age 28) 1–6
Xu Jiru Lawyer (1992-09-08) 8 September 1992 (age 26) 1–6

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Station EP Air date Filming date(s) Location Guest Appearance The Most Popular Idol
1st Leg 1 1 August 2015 1–2 July 2015 Hainan Airlines
Haikou, Hainan
Xie Na
2 8 August 2015
2nd Leg 18–19 July 2015 Inner Mongolian Grassland
Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia
Zhao Liying
3 15 August 2015
3rd Leg 4 22 August 2015 2–3 August 2015 798 Art Zone
Beijing
TFBOYS Brigitte Lin
5 29 August 2015 Sean Zhang
4th Leg 6 12 September 2015 15–16 August 2015 Hunan Broadcasting System
Changsha, Hunan
Ada Choi
7 19 September 2015
5th Leg 8 26 September 2015 1–2 September 2015 Chengkancun
Chengkan Township, Huizhou District, Huangshan, Anhui
Athena Chu
9 3 October 2015
10 10 October 2015
6th Leg 16–17 September 2015 Shanghai Ouyang Nana
11 17 October 2015 Tong Zirong
12 24 October 2015 Stan Lai
William Chang

Season 2[edit]

Station EP Air date Filming date(s) Location Guest Appearance
1st Leg 1 22 July 2016 17–19 June 2016 Macau Zou Shiming
2 29 July 2016
2nd Leg 3 5 August 2016 10–12 July 2016 Suzhou
Jiangsu
4 12 August 2016 Fei Yu-ching
3rd Leg 5 19 August 2016 28–29 July 2016 Chengdu
Sichuan
6 26 August 2016 Sean Zhang
Guo Pei
4th Leg 7 2 September 2016 12–15 August 2016 Tengchong
Baoshan, Yunnan
Song Xiaobao
8 9 September 2016 Yang Wei
Bao Chunlai
5th Leg 9 16 September 2016 26–28 August 2016 Dalian
Liaoning
Sun Yang
Zhang Jike
10 23 September 2016
6th Leg 11 30 September 2016 4–6 September 2016 Turpan
Xinjiang
12 7 October 2016

Season 3[edit]

Station EP Air date Filming date(s) Location Guest Appearance
1st Leg 1 4 August 2017 13–14 July 2017 Beijing
2 11 August 2017 China women's national judo team
Wang Peiyi
2nd Leg 3 18 August 2017 4–5 August 2017 Foshan
Guangdong
4 25 August 2017 Yuen Woo-ping
3rd Leg 5 1 September 2017 18–19 August 2017 Yongzhou
Hunan
6 8 September 2017
4th Leg 7 15 September 2017 30–31 August 2017 Harbin
Heilongjiang
8 22 September 2017 He Wei
Hai Jia
Tan Yuanyuan
5th Leg 9 29 September 2017 17–19 September 2017 Xi'an
Shaanxi
10 6 October 2017 Coco Lee
Sitar Tan
Tizzy T
6th Leg 11 13 October 2017 29–30 September 2017 Dongshan County
Zhangzhou, Fujian
12 20 October 2017

Ratings[edit]

Season 1[edit]

 China Hunan Television premiere ratings
Episode Date CSM50 CSM national network
Rating Share Ranking Rating Share Ranking
OP July 25, 2015 2.318 7.72 1 2.6 9.78 1
1 August 1, 2015 2.392 11.05 1 2.26 12.66 1
2 August 8, 2015 2.123 9.79 2 1.95 11.35 1
3 August 15, 2015 2.079 9.54 2 1.78 10.04 1
4 August 22, 2015 2.041 9.38 2 2.14 12.14 1
5 August 29, 2015 2.596 11.58 2 2.23 13.16 1
6 September 12, 2015 1.8 8.85 4 1.49 9.9 1
7 September 19, 2015 2.132 10.40 2 1.73 11.28 1
8 September 26, 2015 1.840 9.85 3 1.57 11.8 1
9 October 3, 2015 1.596 7.75 3 1.31 8.63 1
10 October 10, 2015 2.013 10.11 2 1.56 10.86 1
11 October 17, 2015 1.897 9.33 3 1.46 10.42 1
12 October 24, 2015 1.803 9.50 3 1.48 10.87 1
  1. The data determined by CSM.
  2. Ratings ranked above not including CCTV.
  3. Information source: 卫视这些事儿, 卫视小露电, 潇湘卧龙, Hunan Television's WeChat Official Account (ID: happychina1997).

Season 2[edit]

 China Hunan Television premiere ratings
Episode Date CSM52 CSM national network
Rating Share Ranking Rating Share Ranking
1 July 22, 2016 1.535 4.70 3 2.0 6.40 1
2 July 29, 2016 1.234 3.82 4 1.46 4.80 1
3 August 5, 2016 1.470 4.51 3 1.88 5.96 1
4 August 12, 2016 1.292 3.80 3 1.42 4.49 1
5 August 19, 2016 1.299 3.70 3 1.68 5.18 1
6 August 26, 2016 1.379 4.12 3 1.71 5.25 1
7 September 2, 2016 1.320 3.92 3 1.51 4.68 1
8 September 9, 2016 1.365 4.23 3 1.59 5.02 1
9 September 16, 2016 1.431 4.30 3 1.56 4.93 1
10 September 23, 2016 1.311 3.97 3 1.41 4.59 1
11 September 30, 2016 1.541 4.61 3 1.86 5.73 1
12 October 7, 2016 1.099 3.24 4 1.04 3.48 1
  1. The data determined by CSM.
  2. Ratings ranked above not including CCTV.
  3. Information source: 卫视这些事儿, 卫视小露电, 潇湘卧龙, Hunan Television's WeChat Official Account (ID: happychina1997).

Season 3[edit]

 China Hunan Television premiere ratings
Episode Date CSM52 CSM national network
Rating Share Ranking Rating Share Ranking
1 August 4, 2017 1.038 3.47 4 1.34 4.84 1
2 August 11, 2017 0.807 2.72 4 0.99 3.52 1
3 August 18, 2017 1.414 4.81 3 1.38 4.95 1
4 August 25, 2017 1.127 3.84 4 1.1 1
5 September 1, 2017 0.982 3.14 4 0.96 3.19 1
6 September 8, 2017 0.919 3.09 4 1.09 3.85 1
7 September 15, 2017 0.769 2.65 6 1.13 3.97 1
8 September 22, 2017 0.769 2.58 5
9 September 29, 2017 0.557 2.01 7
10 October 6, 2017 0.792 2.70 3 1.07 3.79 1
11 October 13, 2017 0.800 2.74 3 1.1 4.04 1
12 October 20, 2017 0.698 2.41 4 0.94 1
  1. The data determined by CSM.
  2. Ratings ranked above not including CCTV.
  3. Information source: 卫视这些事儿, 卫视小露电, 潇湘卧龙, Hunan Television's WeChat Official Account (ID: happychina1997).

Broadcast TV stations[edit]

Start on July 29, 2016, Astro Quan Jia HD air Up Idol simultaneously broadcast with Hunan Television on Fridays 19:50.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 《偶像来了》第二季更名 《我们来了》强势来袭. Sohu.com (in Chinese). 17 June 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 

External links[edit]

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(July 22 – October 7, 2016)
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(May 5 – July 28, 2017)
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