Unlike its previous three seasons, talent competition The Voice 4 <超級巨聲4>, also known as Star’s Legend <星夢傳奇> features TVB artists as contestants. This year’s winner will be decided by public votes, in which the winner will walk away with a 338,000 HKD diamond-studded gold microphone trophy.
Hosted by Carol Cheng (鄭裕玲) and Amigo Chui (崔建邦), the 10-episode reality singing competition will start off with seven TVB artists, with the best four competing for the title.
The format of the show will be as follows:
Episode 1: Seven artists will start, with the bottom two with the lowest marks to be eliminated.
Episodes 2 to 5: Two new artists will join the competition in each episode and likewise, the last two will be disqualified.
Episodes 6 to 7: Two artists will be kicked out but one of them will be saved based on the votes by Hong Kong residents.
Episodes 8 to 10: The best four will remain and will go through various singing tests. Hong Kong residents will vote and the artist with the highest vote will be the winner.
Judges for the show is comprised of many experienced singers as well as well-known music producers. The star-studded line-up of judges include Jenny Tseng (甄妮), Eric Moo (巫啟賢), Alan Tam (譚詠麟), Hacken Lee (李克勤), Sally Yeh (葉蒨文), Elisa Chan (陳潔靈), Chiu Tsang Hei (趙增熹), Eric Kwok (郭偉亮), Dominic Chow (周啟生), Tang Chi Wai (鄧智偉) and Anthony Lun (倫永亮). Each episode, there will be two groups of judges; one group consists of four celebrity judges and the other group consists of 50-people chosen from the public. Each group will account for 50 percent of the marks.
The theme for the first episode is “Dreams”; the seven contestants were Stanley Cheung (張景淳), Ronald Law (羅鈞滿), Fred Cheng (鄭俊弘), Carat Cheung (張名雅), Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪), Mandy Wong (黃智雯) and Oscar Leung (梁烈唯).
Taking the first lead was Stanley, who actually debuted as a member of the short lived boy band “Cheers”. Stanley has never given up hopes of realizing his dreams on stage. Ronald, who presented his song “Peace on Earth” <天下太平>, wanted to participate in The Voice Season 1 but unfortunately at that time, he was already a student in acting class and was not qualified to be a contestant.
Miss Hong Kong 2012 Carat Cheung chose Joey Yung’s (容祖兒) “Beautiful Encounter” <華麗邂逅> as her competing song. A hot favorite, Fred who won second place in TVB New Talent Singing Awards in 2001, showed natural talent in singing. The judges were full of praises for him, and he is regarded to have high chances in becoming the winner.
This article is written by Jennifer for JayneStars.com.