Hua Chenyu will reprise his role as a mentor on Tencent’s singing competition show The Coming One Season 3 (all-girl version, 明日之子水晶时代) after coaching aspiring musicians on the show for the first two seasons. Season 3 premiered on Tencent Video on June 15 (click to watch on Tencent) and will start airing on YouTube at 20:00 on June 16.
The teaser episode tells the tale of six coaches (Martian songsmith Hua Chenyu, Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun, comedian and actress Song Dandan, producer Long Danni, member of Rocket Girls 101 Meng Meiqi, and Season One winner Mao Buyi) and their expectations and motivations coming onto the show. Here’s a short translated clip from the teaser.
Season 3 is set to air on Saturday nights at 20:00 Beijing time on Tencent Video (episode list on Tencent), and will likely be uploaded to Tencent’s official YouTube channel a day after its airing on Tencent Video.
For those of you who have followed Season 2 closely, you’re probably aware that Tencent once took most episodes of Season 2 off of YouTube and nuked all the other channels that uploaded edited clips from the show. For whatever reason, Tencent put those episodes back approximately two months ago. This is the link to the entire Season 2 on YouTube (no subtitles).
Season 3 Watch Guide
|Episode||Air date on Tencent||English subtitles||Where to watch|
|Season 3 Episode 1||June 22, 2019||Yes|| YouTube
|Season 3 Episode 2||June 29, 2019||Yes|| YouTube
|Season 3 Episode 3||July 6, 2019||Yes|| YouTube
|Season 3 Episode 4
||July 13, 2019
|Season 3 Episode 5
||July 20, 2019
|Season 3 Episode 6
||July 27, 2019|
|Season 3 Episode 7
||August 3, 2019|
|Season 3 Episode 8
||August 10, 2019|
Season 3 Translated Outtakes and Behind-the-Scenes Footage
|Video||Content||English subtitles||Where to watch|
|Episode 2 BTS||Hua Chenyu coaching the contestants||Yes||YouTube|
|Hua Chenyu Cuts||Hua’s comments as a judge||Yes||YouTube|
|Aliens||Hua performing “Aliens”||Yes||YouTube|
|Unaired Hua Chenyu Cuts from EP3||Hua’s commentary as a judge||Yes||YouTube|
|Hua Chenyu Interview||Interview||Yes||YouTube|
|Unaired clips from EP4||Hua coaching Ye Yuhan on chord progressions||Yes||YouTube|
If Mars seems quiet lately, here’s a quick rundown of the major happenings on the red planet in the past two weeks.
On June 4, Hua’s good friend Zhang Xinyi posted a photo of Hua playing with her three-month old son, the one he dedicated a song to in his 2018 Mars Concert. Hua replied on Weibo, “I’m his uncle”.
On June 8, Hua bantered with his Superboy 2013 pal Zuo Li and wished everyone a happy Dragon Boat Festival with two selfies.
And don’t miss this stunning performance of “A New World” at the season finale of Produce Camp 2019.
On June 14, OurStreetStyle published the last set of photos from Hua’s photoshoot along with a nice article. There are also a couple of videos in there which you know must be very haute couture because they feature Hua striking poses in slow-mo to strummy music against some oddly-arranged backgrounds. Anyway, feast your eyes!