China: Participation of ESC 2016 Possible

22 May

Yesterday a piece of news in China Daily website reads that Hunan TV, the broadcaster which for the first time in China’s history broadcasted live both semifinals and the Grand Final, may actually participate in it for the next edition.

Hong Tao, Director of China’s song contest “I’m A Singer”, together with the musical supervisor of the program Liang Qiaobo and specialist of music industry Wu Zhoutong is currently working in Vienna’s Eurovillage. Liang and Wu are working as commentators during the live broadcasting of ESC 2015 of Hunan TV.

Meanwhile, it is said by well-informed personnel that Hong Tao has been in Vienna with a mysterious mission. After the live broadcasting of Semifinal 1, a large number of viewers expressed their hope that the champion of the Season 4 of “I’m A Singer” would take part in the 61st Edition of ESC representing China. For this very purpose, Hunan TV is “in close contact with EBU“.

You can read the whole article in Chinese here:


2 Responses to “China: Participation of ESC 2016 Possible”

  1. Hekuto Chan January 26, 2016 at 10:45 pm #

    I Don’t know if you are aware of this, but both the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union and Hunan TV have agreed to create the ABU TV Cup Song Festival. A COMPETITIVE pan-Asian song contest directly inspired by the Eurovision Song Contest. This new festival is set to premiere on early 2017. What do you think about that?

  2. Momoneko Sama January 26, 2016 at 10:48 pm #

    If China participates in the ABU TV Cup Song Contest, both CCTV and Hunan TV must create a national final, if possible, based on Melodifestivalen.

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