“Street Dance of China” Season 3 Announces Winner
Team member Yang Kai clinches victory while Wang Yibo places fourth.
After three months, the finale of Youku-produced talent show Street Dance of China 3 <这! 就是街舞3> took place on October 3, with nearly a million people catching it live at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center. The hotly-discussed dance battle program was not just a platform for diverse street dance performers, but also showcased the dancing talents of popular celebrities Wallace Chung (钟汉良), Lay Zhang (张艺兴), Jackson Wang (王嘉尔), and Wang Yibo (王一博), explaining its high ratings and positive reviews.
Over Seven Hours of Live Streaming
The third season’s anticipated finale aired in live format for over seven continuous hours, marking a first for a Chinese variety program, with the production team putting in special effort to present a memorable closure.
Captains from the show’s previous seasons including Jackson Yee (易烊千玺), Han Geng (韩庚), Vanness Wu (吴建豪), as well as previous winners and special guests S.K.Y (天空少年团) and Liu Yuxin (刘雨昕) were all invited for the live finale, adding on to the hype.
Chengdu contestant Yang Kai (杨凯), who was part of Chinese actor Wang Yibo’s (王一博) team, continued his lead and won the final PK dance segment to be crowned the champion of the third season – the first time the breaking dance style won. Wang Yibo posted a social update in the evening, in which he said he is “not a great dancer” and announced his fourth position on the show.
Wang Yibo was elated at his team member’s victory, proclaiming that spreading the love of street dance is much more meaningful than a win or loss. Showing his emotional growth, the 23-year-old also quoted coach Wang Han’s (汪涵) words in summing up his experiences on the reality show, “Treat others earnestly, learn humbly and do everything sincerely.”
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.