“The Voice 4” To Feature TVB Artists

By on April 20, 2013 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS, TV Dramas

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There will be drastic changes for the upcoming fourth series of TVB’s singing competition, The Voice <超級巨聲>, which is slated to air this summer on TVB Jade.

The award-winning competition show debuted in 2009 to huge success. The singing show came with the guarantee that winners of the competition would become Hong Kong’s next superstars, but despite going through three popular runs, only two contestants made it to the big stage after the show – Alfred Hui (許廷鏗) and Mag Lam (林欣彤).

With ratings decreasing every year (the third series peaked at only 22 points), TVB senior executives decided that it is finally time for a policy change.

A TVB insider revealed, “The company invested a lot on their The Voice stars, and that compromised the careers for many their third and fourth line artists. At an earlier meeting, our boss suggested that we should get our own TVB artists to compete in the show. Those who participated in earlier seasons will not be able to participate. This opportunity will be reserved for TVB artists only. This plan may work. After all, the audience may share more affinity with the show due the familiar faces. It may bring the ratings up.”

A source spilled that TVB has already sent a message to their artists about the competition, and auditions will be held sometime this month.

According to the reports, TVB has already reserved spots for Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), Oscar Leung (梁烈唯), Nancy Wu (胡定欣), Sammy Shum (沈震軒), and Joey Law (羅天宇) to appear on the show.

TVB has also sent invitations out to Harlem Yu (庾澄慶) and Eason Chan (陳奕迅) to be the judges for the star-studded competition.

“Harlem is expensive to hire, but TVB is willing to fork out the money. Now they’re just waiting to see if his schedule works out!” the insider reported.

TVB music producer, Mak Jan Dung (麥鎮東), confirmed that The Voice 4 will invite TVB artists as participants, “Auditions will be held soon, but we have not decided on the competition format yet.”

Source: Next Magazine #1206 via kuangaitvb.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

33 comments to “The Voice 4” To Feature TVB Artists

  1. jayne says:

    This is an interesting format change for “The Voice 4”; certainly fans will be eager to see the artists singing to compete for a huge prize.

    However, it also defeats the purpose of the show to find local, undiscovered talent.

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  2. Bubblez says:

    This is a great idea!
    I never really followed The Voice actually. I hope this will be awesome! 🙂

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  3. AL says:

    I hope Mandy Wong can be in it too!!!

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  4. TVFAN says:

    My advice: just stick to acting please. The only reason I can think of that Harlem Yu or Eason Chan will participate as judges is that they receive a lot of money to say some good words about their singing. Money fast earned.

    TVB just need to buy the license of “The Voice of ….” (there are numerous adaptions of that show in the world), that show seems more interesting to watch.

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    • Fox replied:

      Actually I think the current concept of The Voice HK is better than The Voice chain as it’s quite unique. There are too many The Voice in the world, so it lost the charm.

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  5. Hannah says:

    A TVB insider revealed, “The company invested a lot on their The Voice stars, and that compromised the careers for many their third and fourth line artists.

    Hmm I wouldn’t call Edwin, Nancy and Oscar 3rd/4th line artists.

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    • sandcherry replied:

      If they are 3rd/4th line artistes, how about Sire Ma, Christine Kuo, Eliza Sam, Grace Wong, Katy Kung, Oceane Zhu, Queenie Chu, etc.?

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  6. gia says:

    Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), Oscar Leung (梁烈唯), Nancy Wu (胡定欣), Sammy Shum (沈震軒), and Joey Law (羅天宇) … that mean only they try to promo them and not rally give the equal change to everyone… so unfair

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  7. Larry 3 says:

    what a joke.

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  8. Woooo says:

    But isnt Harlem already a judge of The Voice China?

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    • Tess replied:

      He is. There’s also reports saying Harlem may not return for season two because he’s having concerts in the summer time when the voice 2 is being aired. So maybe there’s conflicts.

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  9. ro says:

    ridiculous idea.

    whats the point by adding some actors/actress into the competition. its a singing competition.

    then again…its obvious as TVB as it is… to promote who they want or who they prefer to win. seriously!!!!

    what ever happened to the winner of voice 3?

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    • idontknow replied:

      the same question goes to ‘what happened to the winnes of TV1?’

      I think they just ‘disappeared’ because they weren’t popular enough.

      Although Cherry Ho won TV1, they never really promoted her, but promoted Alfred Hui istead because he won the ‘most popular award’.

      Same for the winner of TV3, I think it was Jay Fung who won that award? That’s why we see Jay Fung more than Jerry Liu, But I don’t think he really minds, since he already was a nursery teacher.

      TVB only promoted the winner of TV2, Mag Lam because she also won the most popular award.

      You can see that, for TVB, it doesn’t matter whether you win or not, it’s the matter how popular you become after the show.

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      • Bubblez replied:

        @idontknow: I agree with you with some of the concerns you raised. However, Cherry Ho was the first runner-up. I also think that age and, award given and popularity may have a small impact on how TVB deals with the winners. :/

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      • Fox replied:

        The winner for first season was from China while Cherry Ho is the 1st runner-up, from HK side. However since she was too small at that moment (16), she didn’t agree to sign any contract. That’s why only Auston Lam and Alfred Hui were signed, but Alfred Hui is the only survivor.

        Second season, Mag Lam was the winner and also the favourite candidate.

        Third season, Jay Fung dun won favourite award but his performance with Sheldon Lo for “I’m yours” won the most favourite performance.

        Other than them, Hubert Hu and also Sheldon Lo are promoting now, just not as much.

        Season 3, I predict that only Jay Fung can go far (as he is giving chance to release albums now). From the overall show, the names that I blv will have the promotions are: Alfred Hui, Mag Lam, Hubert Hu, Jay Fung and perhaps Sheldon Lo. 3/5 signed with EEG.

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      • Bubblez replied:

        To add on what @Fox has said, you would need parental consent to sign a contract. 🙂

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  10. Tess says:

    This is such a bad idea. Edwin siu is a singer before he acted in tvb do I don’t think it’s fair for a professional to compete with others that aren’t professionals. Even adding other tvb artists makes no sense because it takes away chances for other contestants. Tvb needs famous judges to help promote the voice, not artists like Edwin, nancy or Oscar to promote it.

    The voice in china is so successful because they have a very solid panel of judges that is extremely talented and they are quite humorous.

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    • advo replied:

      Very good point. I feel like added seasoned singers (even if they are not red) to a singing competition completely defeats the purpose of the concept.

      It’s furthermore not fair to the other people (actual newbies) with that kind of biased competition. In addition, isn’t this kind of below Nancy, Edwin, Oscar, etc.?

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  11. Fox says:

    Can see that it might create a big war if the artists lose to the other candidates.

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  12. Ric says:

    I think it’s a good idea if it’s just TVB artists. However I hope the previous judges return instead of hiring new people. If the judges are honest, it would be very interesting to see them critique known TVB artists.

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    • Bubblez replied:

      I agree with you!

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  13. sionteh says:

    its doesn’t have to be called The Voice but a new show where tvb artistes compete with their singing skills; sort of like the dance show where artistes learn and compete.
    Interesting concept (i think there was a similar show in the US where they got actors to pair with singers and duet) and good exposure for those artistes who usually dun have opportunities, and some of them might turn out to be good singers who just never had any opportunity

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    • sel_fi_wu replied:

      agree! people like nancy, sammy, oscar has been waiting so long to get promoted and now when they finally get the chance, can’t believe some people here got negative over it!

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  14. starry says:

    Ok to every actor on there except Edwin. He was a legit singer so that’s not very fair. The others are more “actors” than anything. Edwin, I still see as a singer-turned-actor.

    They really need some good judges to promote it. Joey Yung, Eason Chan or Kelly Chen to attract the “older” audiences. And some newer blood to attract the younger audiences – like Kary Ng, GEM, Hins Cheung, etc.

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    • sel_fi_wu replied:

      nothing wrong to make a tvb artiste version of the voice! besides tvb is giving chances to those who are not promoted yet such as edwin, oscar, sammy and nancy! it’s chance for them to show their talents and get more exposure! tvb is lacking big names now!

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  15. Kidd says:

    I hope TVB won’t handpick the artists to participate but instead hold a truly free audition where anyone can come an audition. There are many TVB artists that have hidden talents but have no opportunities to show.

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    • HL replied:

      agree

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    • 939393 replied:

      I agree

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    • Bubblez replied:

      I agree (:

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  16. joey says:

    I think some people are getting the wrong idea. This is just going to be a competition between 15 tvb artistes. Edwin, Oscar, Nancy, Sammy and Joey are handpicked by tvb execs to be part of the 15 contestants. Other artistes will go through auditions for the remaining 10 places. In one article I read, tvb will actually stop production for one day just for all their artistes to audition. I’m looking forward to the auditions more than the actual competition 😛

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  17. Johana says:

    Sorry but I don’t know him so who is the guy at the left side ?

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  18. Tami says:

    That means it’s just another show for TVB to promote the artists they wanted to promote!!

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  19. Chen says:

    As long as we don’t have TVB artistes and the public together I’m ok with it as I’ve never seen such a combination work well. However I don’t like that supposedly those five have reserved spots and what would the winner get? Just more promotion with TVB?

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