Miscellaneous

Here’s a collection of Hua Chenyu’s music performances on various music shows and events.

For a chronological chart of Hua Chenyu videos, click here for the Martian Chronicles.

Singer 2018 歌手

Singer is a Chinese singing competition program where seven famous veteran musicians perform for a selected audience, who votes to eliminate a singer after each week’s performance. The following week, another singer joins the competition, and the lineup of artists varies throughout the course of the show (program description from Wikipedia). In 2018, Hua Chenyu finally joined Singer after turning the show down for three years. Here’s a song list of his Singer 2018 performances.

The Next Season 1 – 2 天籁之战第1-2季

The Next (天籁之战) is a Chinese music variety show where contestants get to challenge judges who are famous musicians in a sing-off. The winner of the sing-off is determined by votes from the 400-member live audience. The challenged judge has to perform a song picked by the contestant, and only has 24 hours to learn and rearrange the given song, while the contestant can sing a song of their own choice. Hua was a judge on the show and had a very high winning rate, to the point that in one episode, no contestant wanted to challenge Hua, fearing that they would certainly lose. During the show, contestants kept coming up with news strategies to beat Hua. For example, one contestant challenged him to sing a viral meme song “My Skateboard Shoes” which is regarded as a so-bad-it’s-good kind of song. The original song has no rhyme or rhythm and Hua was able to rewrite the entire song into something coherent in 24 hours. In a later episode, another contestant picked a piece of theme music with no lyrics for Hua, and Hua was able to write an entire new song (The Monkey King 齐天大圣) using snippets from the original music in 24 hours. In Season 2, one contestant attempted a different strategy from his fallen predecessors — he picked a song called “I May Be Ugly But I’m Very Gentle (我很丑可是我很温柔)” for Hua. Hua later decided to perform the song wearing a Phantom-Of-The-Opera style mask. One contestant also challenged Hua to sing the background music of the classic 80’s video game Contra/Gryzor, which is a piece of midi music with no lyrics. Hua wrote a new song incorporating snippets from the original piece of music in 24 hours.

Here is a song list of Hua’s performances on The Next Season 1 & 2. All of these songs were learned, prepared, rearranged and sometimes recomposed in 24 hours.

The Next 天籁之战 Season 1 (2016)

You can watch the performances here.

: SMG上海电视台官方频道 SMG Shanghai TV Official Channel

The Next 天籁之战 Season 2 (2017)

You can watch the performances here.

: SMG上海电视台官方频道 SMG Shanghai TV Official Channel

The Coming One 明日之子 (2017)

The Coming One is a Chinese singing competition program produced by Tencent Video. The aim of the show is to discover and nurture new pop idols based on online voting. Hua is a coach on the show. During the later rounds, the contestants got to perform a duet with the coaches. Here are two of Hua’s duet performances with the contestants on The Coming One.

Watch Hua Chenyu’s duet performance of “Mr. Almost” with Arthur Ma

Watch Hua Chenyu’s duet performance of “Please Don’t Remember Me” with Meng Zikun

: 腾迅视频TencentVideo

Come Sing With Me 我想和你唱 (2017)

Come Sing With Me is a Chinese TV program where fans get to sing with their favorite musicians on TV. Hua sang “I Don’t Care” and “Ashes From Fireworks” with his fans on the show.

Hua performing “I Don’t Care” with fans

: 湖南卫视芒果TV官方频道China HunanTV Official Channel

Hua performing “Ashes From Fireworks” with Su Han

: 湖南卫视芒果TV官方频道China HunanTV Official Channel