In a surprising turn of events, Zhang Liyin has been given a second chance on Mad for Music. She was previously eliminated from the music reality show, but she is now reinstated into the show due to Laure Shang’s withdrawal.
The full translation of iFeng‘s article is below.
After two days of voting on Weibo, close to tens of thousands of netizens had participated. From the deadline to the time of the article publication for reporters, Zhang Liyin already led by a far margin with close to 90% of the votes.
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Laure Shang withdraws from ‘Mad for Music’, Hallyu goddess Zhang Liyin reinstated
Laure Shang has regretfully withdrawn from the Mad for Music competition, and her substitute has received attention. Recently, Anhui TV posted a goddess replacement poll on its official Weibo account and Zhang Liyin led by a far margin with close to 90% of the votes. According to these results, Hallyu “R&B Goddess” Zhang Liyin will return to the Mad for Music stage for the advancement level competition.
On June 26th, the official Weibo account for Anhui TV’s Mad for Music competition announced that Laure Shang will withdraw. It was stated that “she felt very regretful because she was powerless in leading the Goddess Team in the advancement level competition. After careful consideration, she decided to bid farewell to the Mad for Music competition.” After this happened, during an interview, Laure Shang’s representative expressed “Laure Shang’s music style does not fit with the way this show works (having to work in groups and go through the PK process as a group). So she would like to leave these opportunities to other artists.”
Laure Shang withdrew in the middle of the competition, so the topic of which artist will replace her has also received attention. Regarding this, Mad for Music‘s weibo launched a voting event on June 27th for “Replacement Goddess.” It mentioned that “Laure Shang regretfully withdrew, and the competition wishes for the return of one of the Goddess Team members who had left before. They will rapidly integrate into the team to better prepare for the advancement level to the 2nd phase of Mad for Music competition.” For this reason, previous Goddess Team members Tracy Wang, Zhang Liyin, and Longdan Mo became the candidates for replacing Laure Shang.
After two days of voting on Weibo, close to tens of thousands of netizens had participated. From the deadline to the time of the article publication for reporters, Zhang Liyin already led by a far margin with close to 90% of the votes. According to this result, Zhang Liyin will replace Laure Shang and return to Mad for Music for the second phase of the advancement level match. During the first phase of the competition, Zhang Liyin’s performances of “Father” and “Those Years” all had very distinguishing features and her singing skills received wide praise. Additionally, during the second match against the Divine Music Team, Zhang Liyin was regretfully eliminated when she was not able to perform to her full potential due to recovery from a serious illness (surgery). Now it’s been one month since then and Zhang Liyin will once again step onto the stage of Mad for Music.
Mad for Music had formally began part two of their advancement level competition starting from last week with Divine Music Team competing against the Rock & Roll Team, and the Goddess Team competing against the Hurricane Team. The winning teams will be able to enter the final competition round and the losing teams can only be cruelly eliminated. In this cruel competition, Zhang Liyin’s performance bears the fate of the Goddess Team. Having to confront the Hurricane Team whose performance records have been outstanding during past battles, one can well imagine the pressure felt by the Goddess Team.