East Meets West – Pick of the Week: Do you have balance?

This week on East Meets West, Catherine and Yao chat about Idol Producer, the Chinese ‘reality boy group survival show’ that has had online TV audiences hooked over the past few months. Is it as cutthroat as it sounds? Does one of the main judges have a pithy catchphrase? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Also on the show, Chinese streaming services tell film stars to get their act together and stop asking for unreasonable riders. Plus, we hear some outstanding tunes from Jackson Wang, Janelle Monae, Vava, Major Lazer and more.

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This episode was broadcast on 6th April 2018.

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Photo: Singer, dancer and general superstar Zhang Yixing, one of the judges on TV show ‘Idol Producer’. By gapsorrylu [CC BY 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Catherine Jessup

A languages nerd with a food obsession and lifelong music bug, Catherine can be found sifting through the archives for Chinese indie tunes and toting around culinary experiments in a fancy lunchbox. Presenter and Reporter for Panda Radio and gbtimes.com. Find Catherine on Twitter @cjessup_gbtimes