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'China's Got Talent' brings star jury to city to tape first show of season

THE fifth season of "China's Got Talent" has been launched and will be aired on city-based Dragon TV on December 8, officials said today.

In 2010, the Chinese version of the hit reality competition series debuted and soared in popularity among audiences. Over the past years, dozens of untapped grassroots talents have emerged in the show after displaying amazing abilities in singing, dancing, acrobatics and other fields of arts.

According to Ren Jing, a director of the show, "China's Got Talent" has turned out to be one of the most successful TV competitions based on a foreign format.

"The fifth season will present more fun and stunning stage effects," she said. "Everyone has a chance to show their talent, dream and charm on the stage."

Thousands of people from all over the world have applied to take part in the show. In the following three months, only a few of them will advance to the final on February 23 after attending weekly elimination rounds.

The finalists get an opportunity for performing contracts with well-known entertainment agencies including overseas performances.

The four-person jury panel includes mainland actress-turned-director Zhao Wei, mainland actor Liu Ye, Taiwanese actor/singer Alec Su and veteran Taiwanese TV producer Wang Wei-chung.

Wang, also known as the “godfather of Taiwan variety shows” said his criteria is quite simple — whether the contestant has real talent to impress and amaze people.

"Most of the grassroots talent does not receive professional training beforehand," he said. "It is not a big problem. What the show tries to present is not their artistic achievements, but their dreams, passion and a lot of moving stories."


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