Competing in music survival competition Sisters Who Makes Waves 2 <乘风破浪的姐姐 2>, Cecilia Cheung‘s (張栢芝) moves are being watched closely, especially her interactions on the show with Na Ying (那英). As the Chinese singer is a close friend of Cecilia’s former love rival Faye Wong (王菲), viewers wonder whether their loaded remarks signify a deeper animosity.
Concentrating her career in China, Cecilia joined the second season of Sisters Who Makes Waves to fight for a spot in the final all-female pop group. Training under the watchful eyes of Na Ying, Cecilia is also placed in the awkward position of working closely with her ex-husband Nicholas Tse’s (謝霆鋒) good friend Joey Yung (容祖兒) and his manager Mani Fok (霍汶希), who are serving as mentor and consultant respectively on the show.
Three episodes have been broadcast, and Cecilia’s singing and dancing skills leave a lot to be desired. Her singing is out of tune, and she is uncoordinated and constantly forgets dance moves.
In the first episode, the sisters had to vote among each other to determine who is able to progress to the next stage. Na Ying had not cast her vote yet, but Cecilia ran backstage in tears after her own performance. She thanked everyone for their support and hugged Na Ying, who then joked, “Don’t cry, I didn’t vote for you.” Cecilia jokingly retorted, “That’s why I didn’t thank you.”
Viewers felt that this moment was full of tension. They were also displeased with Cecilia’s constant laughing fits during dance practice, as it seemed that she was not serious, and resulting in the search phrase “Cecilia Cheung’s dancing is hilarious” trending on social media. Some viewers praised her for being cute, but others feel that her performance was horrible.
The clip of her performance was then shared by Faye’s good friend with the username Tao Tao Tao Tao on Weibo with the comment, “I don’t know why she’s here. She simply paddles water, and still makes money. And there are a bunch of people praising her for being cute–what’s going on?” A netizen left a comment that pushing water indicates that you have the ability to do the job but you are just lazy, and believes Cecilia is a lost cause. Tao replied, “She has no ability and no shame,” but ended up deleting the comments later on.
It is rumored that Faye is the brand ambassador for the sponsor of the show, and that she may sing the theme song for Sisters Who Make Waves 2. There is a chance that she and Cecilia may finally meet on stage, but nothing has been confirmed.
Cecilia’s Performances on “Sisters Who Make Waves 2”
A previous version of the article incorrectly stated that Na Ying was a judge on the show.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.