I Know Everything - Chapter 609
Chapter 609: The Masked Singer.
Sunday, June 5th.
The second game of the NBA finals would be on June 5th in America but in China it would be the 6th.
Now, all the people who liked to watch sports in China as well as people who usually didn’t watch basketball, were all anticipating the second game of the finals.
Chen Huan was just too domineering in the NBA.
Especially on the first game when he destroyed the basket with a dunk, this was a miracle feat.
At least after the reinforcement of the basket, even O’Neal wasn’t able to do so.
They wanted to see if the Lakers would continue to destroy the Cavaliers in the second game.
Lebron was the idol of this generation of ball fans just like how Jordan was in the nineties.
Now Lebron was going to be surpassed by a Chinese player, which made them feel melancholic and excited.
Many people felt the same and more and more people came to watch the game.
There were even 20 to 30 million people going to the Lakers’ Channels to watch highlights.
This gave a smile to Pomelo, who owned the exclusive broadcast rights.
Of course, many people were still waiting for tomorrow’s morning.
Tonight, there was another show related to Chen Huan.
It was ‘King of Masked Singer’, which started their promotion since April and planned to debut tonight.
Chen Huan created the very popular ‘Meteor Girls’ Selection’ and ‘Meteor Girls Restaurant’ before.
But people still didn’t consider Chen Huan as a big figure in the variety shows industry.
Chen Huan’s influence in the entertainment industry was still relying on his songs.
At most, he was a talent in the variety show.
However, there was the NBA finals influence so many fans, who usually don’t watch variety shows, felt that they should show their support to Chen Huan.
So at 7:55pm, there were at least 100 million people pouring into the Shanhai Streaming variety show channel.
Numerous people were shocked by that when Shanhai Streaming immediately reported the news.
The princess was brimming with confidence and was satisfied she didn’t have to share such a great show with TV stations.
Some TV stations definitely came with offers for them to broadcast ‘King of Masked Singer’ on TV while Shanhai Streaming on the internet but the princess didn’t agree.
Many people thought that wouldn’t ‘King of Masked Singer’ have a tough start without TV stations boost?
But Shanhai Streaming had a great timing as the basketball fans alone were enough to feed them.
‘King of Masked Singer’ officially started at 8pm.
People were stunned when they saw a male singer walk out with a unicorn mask.
Apart from being able to tell they were male or female, it was impossible to see anything else.
He sang an old song by Tang Yuan called ‘The Heart’s Sun’, the voice had been especially changed a bit but it was equally good with a hint of vicissitude in the voice.
A barrage of comments in Shanhai Streaming channel came.
“This is Liu Chengen, right?”
“Nah, Liu Chengen’s treble is very powerful while this singer’s treble seems to be weak.”
“Hehe, I know who he is.”
“Why are you playing the mysterious guy? Isn’t this Teacher Meng Wusheng?”
“Why did nobody say Meng Yang?”
“Haha, finally someone who gets it! This is the small Emperor Meng Yang! The magnetic sound from his voice cannot be hidden!”
“Ptuh! This is definitely Liu Chengen! I’ll eat shit if I’m wrong! Screenshot this!”
People were divided.
They felt this singer had the characteristics of multiple known singers and they felt the urge to rip off his mask to see who it was.
This male singer already impressed them.
The next participant was a female. She wore a butterfly mask under a thick gold cover.
She sang ‘Red Beans’ by Han Dong’er but in a slower tone, which was very different and nice.
“Holy shit! Who is this? So good!”
“Yeah, her switch is very good and it make me feel she’s just as good as Han Dong’er!”
“I’m listening to it but it can’t be Yang Dan, right?”
“How can this be Yang Dan? Her voice is very clear while this one sounds like someone over 30!”
“My guess this is Meng Zijing! I love her songs so I can recognize her instantly!”
“Bullshit! Forget the voice and look at the body, then you will know this is not Meng Zijing! Since when is she that thin?”
“You’re right! Then who is she?”
Only two singers came but they already grabbed the attention of all of them.
The most interesting part of Masked Singer was that everyone would try to guess who the singer was.
They could take a guess from the voice, build, clothes or even habits the singers had.
The feeling of participation was very fun.
A good show obviously couldn’t just tease people.
Soon, there was a singer that couldn’t meet the expectation of the judge so was eliminated.
Many people exclaimed in front of their computers and phones when that person took off the mask.
“It was him?!”
“Haha, it’s Lin Weilian! Why did he come here to sing?”
“I thought it was a newly debuted singer but it turned out to be him coming for a guest appearance!”
“I thought he sang well but Scarecrow who passed just before was just too good and was definitely a pro so that’s why they eliminated him!”
“However, his voice was very unique and really interesting!”
“HA~~, Weilian, you’re the best!”
The surprise was something the viewers enjoyed.
They thought it was all singers but an actor came out of nowhere, which was very interesting and didn’t fall into the usual trend.
It was this kind of show that pleased their taste.
More people looked forward to the future episodes with a surprise like that.
But then, the second participants who were eliminated didn’t choose to take off their masks.
She just walked gracefully after a polite speech to everyone.
This again surprised the viewers.
“No way, how can this happen?”
“Come back, I still want to confirm whether you are Zhu Ludan!”
“What is the director or planner doing? Do they want to choke us?”
“It seems this was mentioned at the beginning of the show… that the eliminated players have the right to not take off their mask!”
“Isn’t that hard to watch? Which bastard thought of this?”
“Hey, hey, you offended me by those words! Sister Xiaofeng is the planner so he’s obviously the one who thought of this! But everything must go your way, right?”
“Right! You dare to talk to Sister Xiaofeng like that? Do you still want to live?”
“100 million Happy Fans, trash this bastard!”
People started a mess just because of this.
This wasn’t the final yet.
There were at least ten disputes like that during the two hours long broadcast.
It would become a trending discussion every time people started arguing.
At the end of the first episode, 170 million was the peak viewership while there were 130 million people watching it on average, that number shocked the country.
All those people who did TV shows had on thought.
Chen Huan was too good!
Although Shanhai Streaming had made English, Japanese and Korean versions of it and would broadcast it at the same time so there were many foreign viewers, that number was still a huge achievement.
The top 10 trending topics on Weibo on the next day were about the King of Masked Singer.
The trending and people recommending it to their circles were proof of the show’s success.
Who were the 5 singers on the first episode?
Who would come in the second episode?
What song would they choose to perform on?
It was all the topics people focused on.
Whether it could continue their momentum depended on the second episode.
But the people in Shanhai Streaming had no doubt it would be able to.
Because it was made by the omnipotent Sister Xiaofeng!
How could Chen Huan fail?
It would be like the second game of the NBA finals!
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