I confess, this came from clicking on one of those annoying links people share on their timelines, but it was completely worth it.
It is a great song to begin with – the original singer/composer is Guan Zhe, whose version of it is absolutely heartwrenching. Shila’s performance took it to another level of amazing. So of course, it’s been on repeat all day.
Her follow-up is a cover of Jay Chou song, which was a really strong performance too. I didn’t like it as much as the first one, but it might be my problem with that particular song. Shila went a bit overboard with the hand gestures at the end, which had me going “whoa, crazy hands”. But her style and big voice suits a singing competition like this, so she should do well to stay in the running for a few episodes at least.
I must admit I don’t really know much about the format of the show or the rules or anything at all and I just can’t be bothered to learn. All the performances are available on Youtube (HD!) on the official channel so why slog through all the commentary? Enjoy some good singing from some great singers with a drink in hand, and you’re welcome.