When Zhang Liyin filmed her appearance on China’s version of Immortal Song, it was actually back in autumn 2013, before the release of SM The Ballad’s mini-album Breath. Her TV appearance aired March 2014 to much fanfare.
After Zhang Liyin participated on “Immortal Song”, she topped Weibo’s most searched celebrities ranking at #1, the number of searches reaching nearly 180,000 times; on the integrated search ranking list, she also reached the good result of ranking at #2, becoming a hot topic.
Sohu wrote this of her performance:
On March 22nd, multinational idol Zhang Liyin appeared on Dragon TV’s Immortal Song, and performed Li Guyi’s hit song “The Rose Inside My Heart”, receiving high praise.
Zhang Liyin, who left for Korea for development at the age of 14, said at the performance “Every year, I felt sorry that I would not be able to return home for Chinese New Year, but fortunately Li Guyi’s songs accompany me every year, so I thank you,” presenting an honour to perform the song. Zhang Liyin’s performance of “The Rose Inside My Heart” showed her unique singing capability, not only receiving the entire audience’s enthusiastic applause, but Li Guyi’s high praise – “You are a very young singer. Your singing gives a feeling of being at a live concert, giving the original song much more impact.”
It is worth mentioning that after Zhang Liyin participated on Immortal Song, she topped Weibo’s most searched celebrities ranking at #1, the number of searches reaching nearly 180,000 times; on the integrated search ranking list, she also reached the good result of ranking at #2, becoming a hot topic. (I) believe that for the fans who have been waiting for Zhang Liyin, this stage has been sufficient to allow them to see their idol’s extraordinary strength and charm.
In addition, starting from April, Zhang Liyin will continue to carry out activities in China. New works are ready to go; it’s worth the wait!