M.I.C. boyband is so amazing that they’re the best in every competition they enter, be it music or dance or even Peking opera. For pop-Chinese Opera crossover show Guo Se Tian Xiang, they trained under Hu Wen’ge, a third-generation disciple of the master singer Mei Lanfang. As usual, they had the best programs on the show. Full mp3 versions for download here.
Their arrangements really made the show for me. M.I.C. became heavily involved in designing their own programs, and had learned so quickly that by episode 6, they were able to design the entire performance, including the opera parts, by themselves. This is exemplified in their cover of Wang Leehom‘s Mistake in the Flower Fields 花田错, where even Yaoyao’s rap blends flawlessly into opera. Compare it with Zhang Yuan’s version last season and see how much more coherent this version sounds. Xiaoxin’s last line sounds like it could’ve came from Hu Wen’ge himself:
Next is their most artistically Peking Opera performance, featuring the opening scene comes straight from the actual Opera itself. It was praised for being one of the most professional acts on the show.
Next up is Fragrances from the Night 夜来香, with Jianci being stunning in a cheongsam. Xiaoxin is probably the only person in the world who can emit that amount of male pheromones in such a feminine voice.
M.I.C. girlband covers Jane Zhang‘s Blank Epitaph . They each play a different age of the Empress Wu Zetian. Yuehan looks surprisingly the prettiest, although Wang Hao’s lines are my favorites.
Back to one of their earliest performances – Jay Chou‘s Fearless. The editing near the end is perfect, as are they. If you watch them carefully, you can tell they meticulously design every step of their performance, but unfortunately the camerawork and editing doesn’t show it.
Finally, their last performance with their teacher Hu Wen’ge. The two dancers in the front gets my nomination for the most annoying backup dancers of the year.
Hu Wen’ge actually went on a legit tirade in the final saying anyone who’s seen M.I.C. throughout the season would know that M.I.C. has the best programs. Unfortunately, as usual, M.I.C. did not win even though they’re the clear best. But, it was a fun show, and I hope M.I.C. takes some inspirations from it. If not, at least Yaoyao can now sing a killer opera line in future performances of Hangover.